April 2012

Scheduling guest writers each month is one of my favorite blogging activities. What I enjoy most is mixing it up–providing men, women, single, married, and best of all, a wide range of topics. Today’s guest writer, Lee Block, is one who stands out as different from all the writers I have hosted this year: she […]


Lying naked on the examination table with a paper gown covering very little, I waited. After a few minutes of staring at a wildlife picture taped to the ceiling, the doctor breezed in with a nurse by her side, ready to complete my annual gynecological exam. As she started the exam, she initiated a conversation […]


As I was upstairs getting ready to leave for baseball practice yesterday, I heard a commotion on the first floor. There was yelling, door slamming, and  sobbing. As I started down the stairs I saw my daughter with her face scrunched up in an evil look and my son, suited up for practice, sitting on […]


My guest today is Heidi Cave of Fancy Feet. She writes about her life today as well as a tragedy she experienced years ago. The car accident resulted in losing her best friend (a passenger) and both feet. Heidi was also badly burned in the accident. Her positive outlook and fierce determination to survive is remarkable. Heidi’s […]


If this blog was a memoir in book form, the first page would be well worn; my first blog post was a piece I used to refer back to often. It was the birth of Naked Girl in a Dress and a low point in my life. It is a reminder of where I was […]


 Today is the big day. It’s the day I have been waiting patiently for since The Bloggess wrote on her blog she had a book deal. Today The Bloggess’ book is available for sale:  Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir). But this day is even more exciting because I have an exclusive […]