Monday, December 14, 2009

Michelle Duggar Update Eclampsia. What Pregnant Women Need to Know

Michelle Duggar had baby number 19 and also endured gallstones and preeclampsia (pre-eclampsia) along the way. Are you at risk during pregnancy? CLLCK HERE TO READ MORE

Friday, December 4, 2009

Will you Lose Your Aetna Health Insurance Coverage?

What you need to read and know now, see below, and click to find out more. Then call and find out if you will be affected, IF the employees know the facts. More info?
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tiger Woods Accident, Videotape, Rumors, Twitter news and even Jon Gosselin,

For Tiger Woods, silence doesn't seem to be golden and Twitter rumors and update fly, along with Tiger Woods accident news, videotape info and accident scene photos. Woods has canceled three police questionings. Read more CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Recession's Deadly Toll - Indiana and Nationwide suicides Soar

Soaring suicides in Indiana (and country) make this recession more than just an economic downturn. It is closer to the Great Depression, taking a deadly emotional tol that leads to potential suicide risk. See more CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shocking, Shock Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual problems

Many men suffering from erectile dysfunction go through all sorts of treatment options, including pills, to get help. A new shock therapy may be both painless and helpful. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Saturday, November 21, 2009

@hotforwords, Hot for Words, Sexy Marina becomes Internet Sensation

From YouTube success to book publishing, sexy HotforWords (@hotforwords at Twitter) continues to succeed. How does she do it. Read about it here: Hot for Words, CLICK HERE

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shitmydadsays Becomes Potential Television Show

Warning: graphic language in links. For those who have been keeping track of the postings of Justin Halpern and his twitter site shitmydadsays CLICK HERE TO SEE you might be surprised to know that the postings of a guy who basically wrote down what his dad said have become an internet sensation and potential tv show. Intrigued? Read more CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

So what kind of internet postings could YOU do to create such buzz? Do your tweets and twitters tell a story or focus on anything that could become a book or television show?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

FREE Thanksgving Turkey? Impossible? THink again

This year, you can find some incredible deals, especially if you are willing to do a little good and donate blood (Free turkeys). Even if you don't, there are deals galore. Check them out CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Monday, November 9, 2009

Need Christmas Tree lights Installed in Indiana or Indianapolis? Here's help!

If you step outside and something still seems wrong with your holiday decor- what then? Does the exterior have true Christmas curb appeal? Maybe you need some professional Christmas tree lighting help. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND INSTALLERS

Friday, November 6, 2009

Orlando Shooting Suspect, Jason Rodriguez, Goes on Rampage Within Day of Fort Hood Killings

A day apart, two shooting rampages occur. People tend to see patterns where there may be only coincidence. Your take? See the latest update Click here for update

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanksgiving DInner for $20? Walmart Says Yes, Yes, Yes!

Can you beat the price of a Walmart $20 Thanksgiving Dinner menu for eight people. Walmart's deal includes a complete turkey (fix it as you like) fresh potatoes and more. Check the details out here $20 Walmart Thanksgiving Dinner, Twenty Dollar Walmart Thanksgiving Dinner CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Christmas Gift Return Policy Changes at Target Stores

If you think you know about Target's newest rules for returning Christmas gifts and other items you bought there, think again. As of this writing, you won't easily find the info online. A local employee in Guest Services didn't even know the info! You can find it HERE, CLICK HERE TO SEE ARTICLE and save yourself some headaches when buying and returning Wii games, the latest Barbie doll and other items at Target.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Somer Thompson Case - Where are Sex Offender Registries in MY city?

Sadly, young Somer Thompson of Florida was found in a garbage dump. Hard as it is to write those words, it was alarming to find how many sexual offenders lived near her home. After searching a sex offender registry in our town, I was shocked to see how many lived in all areas of town. To learn how to find sexual predators in your city, check this out CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Barnes and Noble Nook Slated to be Hot Christmas Ebook Buy

I've got a Kindle and now I crave the Nook, put out by Barnes and Noble. Consider the option of 500,000 free books and lending ebooks to friend and....well, CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPARISONS

Is the Nook on YOUR holiday gift list?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Are You in Favor of a Fat Tax, Higher Taxes on Unhealthy Foods?

CLICK here to share your opinion or vote below Think a fat tax and higher health insurance premiums for being obese are fair or not? Check out the poll above and express YOUR opinion. Also, check out this article: CLICK here to see article and make your opinion known!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Indian Swine flu trackers and our Swine Flu Scare

Based on personal experience, we learned the difficulty of tracking and diagnosing Swine Flu. Our son was treated for Swine flu but did he have it? Check out my recently published content on AC:

Our Indiana Swine Flu Scare Reveals Potential H1N1 Tracking Inaccuracies, CLICK HERE

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Energy Star Tax Credits for Indiana Homeowners

Don't make the mistake of assuming that Energy Star products automatically earn you a tax rebate. Check out this Associated Content article: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Associated Content Twitter Challenge

Here is info on a sweepstakes which can help both budding and experienced writers on Associated Content spread the word about their articles and promote networking: Associated Content Twitter Contest, click here

Monday, June 22, 2009

U.S Open Golf Standings Article by AC Writer Robert Dougherty

Robert Dougherty is a writer I follow on AC and an example of someone who keeps putting out work which is well-written and and gets awesome page views. This article, US Open Golf Standings Controlled by Barnes, Glover, which can be seen CLICK HERE is one example of this writer's superb content. I suggest you read more of his work!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Torani and Zero Carb Mixers for Dieters

My husband follows a careful, low carb diet (which has actually reduced his cholesterol and taken 50 pounds off his pre-diet weight. His efforts got a boost recently when he discovered the wide range of zero carb mixers, including Torani sugar-free syrups.

His most recent favorite? Mango. It is heavenly. For more info on how we use Torani syrups and other low or zero carb ingredients, check CLICK HERE

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman - some quick thoughts

I've been thinking almost obsessively about motherhood lately, mostly because I'm about to launch the last of my children into the world while trying to take care of an aging mother. It hasn't been an easy year, feeling pulled in so many directions, trying to "take care" of so many -even with a spouse's help. It is, however, the kind of year that made me think about the stages of mothering, from infancy to taking care of my OWN mother. It has been the kind of year that made it impossible to resist reading Waldman's latest book, Bad Mother. While many parts of this book gave me pause and made me wonder if I'd handle situations (abortion, parenting) as Waldman did, I found the book thoroughly engaging...if not always an easy, breezy read.

Check out the book on Amazon or elsewhere and read the varied reader responses and see what you think about one woman's honest portrayal of motherhood and the various struggles she has faced.

WARNING: subjects like abortion and other topics are described openly so those who are anti-abortion should be aware of this. Waldman is also open about bipolar illness (which tends to run in her family). While I didn't always agree with her parenting stances, I couldn't put the book down.

Title Change on Blog

I've changed the title of this blog because so many of my blog posts have had to do with Associated Content (where my writings can often be found). I also highlight other people's writing there, as well as favorite books and topics related to reading, writing and being an author. Just a quick post about the reason for this blog's name change :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Reasons Associated Content Rocks for Writers

I just read a blog post in the AC Weekly about why AC is a good place to continue writing. You can read it here: CLICK HERE

Based on personal experience, regular and steady articles produced for AC have resulted in regular and steady monthly income, enough to make a difference in our lifestyle, particularly in this tough economy. So check out the post on AC Weekly and see what you think!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Associated Content Gets #6 Million in Funding and Offers Writers a Place to Earn Money for Their Writing

I was thrilled to learn that Associated Content had gotten 6 million dollars in funding (you can see more about that by CLICKING HERE FOR ASSOCIATED CONTENT BLOG AND INFO

Associated Content offers writers opportunities to write about diverse topics, report news in their communities and across the country (even across the world) and earn money at the same time - all while working from home, if desired. Why not check out the site yourself at CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT ASSOCIATED CONTENT SITE

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vote for your favorite book cover with the Covey Awards

Check out this site: Covey Awards, CLICK HERE and have fun voting for your favorite. Aaron Paul Lazar, author of Tremolo, alerted me to this special book award - and authors know how important a cover can be when it comes to making a good first impression, enticing readers to pick up a book, browse and (hopefully) buy it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dooce.com, It Sucked and Then I Cried, a memoir of motherhood that isn't all tea and skittles

I thought I'd take to motherhood easily,having wanted a baby for a long time and also having had to endure fertility treatments to get pregnant. I didn't. This book is for women like me and women like Heather B. Armstrong, creator of the popular site (Dooce.com), a woman with a wicked sense of humor and the guts to reveal the nightmarish side of new motherhood. Hormomal imbalances, a tendency towards depression and other events eventually led her past the point of handling life without therapy and help.

This is one of the few books I've read which revealed much of what I felt as a new mother. This book, It Sucked and Then I Cried (a title which works on so many levels, even evoking monster movie images) had a tendency towards depression before giving birth. Then she had a baby and fought to keep that depression from overwhelming her life, all while adjusting to a baby who slept very little and screamed - A LOT.

I related to this book because I had a baby very similar to Leta, Armstrong's infant daughter. A baby who rarely slept, who screamed often and who hated to hold still. He grew into a delightful child and an even more delightful adult but those first months of parenthood were a shock to my system...and all this happened before postpartum depression was taken seriously.

Reading Heather Armstrong's book made me feel understood -and should help other women who don't find new motherhood to be all they expected. Hormonal imbalances and fluctuations are real and sleep deprivation and active or fussy babies CAN take a toll on some women.

Also, even in the midst of her most despairing days, Armstrong manages to find some humor. If I'd read this book when I felt depressed or sleep-deprived in the first months after giving birth, it could have been a huge help. I hope it finds its audience.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Edgar Sawtelle, loved, hated and discussed on Oprah

This may be the most loved and hated book of the year. Disagree? Check out this article: Edgar Sawtelle invites controversy, CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE and then check out Oprah this week for audience reactions