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!