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NO LONGER AVAILABLE: My e-book – How to Start a Freelance Writing Business

November 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Update: The publisher has dropped this e-book. It is no longer available.

Have you ever thought about starting a freelance writing business from your home?

Do you wish that you had business advice from someone who’s been there. Wouldn’t it be great if someone with some experience would answer your questions?

Guess what? Now there is just such a resource.

I’ve written the How To Start A Freelance Writing Business (affiliate link) e-book (published through Freelance Folder) specifically to help you succeed as a freelance writer. I’ve been a professional writer for 19 years, and I’ve been freelancing for seven of those years. I want to share with you what I’ve learned. [Read more →]

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What Kind of Posts Do You Like?

March 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on What Kind of Posts Do You Like?

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve got a stack of ideas, but I thought it would be a good idea to find out what you want to see here.

Take the following poll to let me know what kind of posts you like.

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Peeking Out

February 27th, 2008 · 7 Comments


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Do You Love Puzzles?

February 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I know that I do and so do my kids.


Well, I discovered this neat puzzle site through the Mom Blogs. The site is called, believe it or not, Wuzzles and Puzzles.

The thing that I like about this site is that you can print the puzzles out.

So, whether you’re headed to the Doctor’s office or ready for a long trip, you can take these puzzles with you to keep older kids entertained. If you have a pre-teen or teen sick at home, just hand them a stack of these puzzles.

Have fun!

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A Valentine’s Day Quiz and Contest

January 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on A Valentine’s Day Quiz and Contest

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: a quiz and a contest.

The quiz asks whether you follow your head or your heart in love.

Here’s how I did, how did you do?

You Follow Your Head

You’re rational, collected, and logical.

Generally, it takes you quite a while to fall in love.

In fact, you’ve even been accused of being very picky.

While you’re cool, you’re not ice cold.

You just know what you want, and don’t mind waiting to get it.

Do You Follow Your Head or Your Heart?

The contest is over at the Really Lousy Dates blog. If you share the story of your worst Valentine’s Day, you could win a prize.

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Frugal Fridays: The Frugal, Healthy Shopping List

January 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments


I’ve sort of been on a health kick since the start of the year. This post continues in that frame of mind.

My premise: good health doesn’t need to be expensive.

For today’s post, I pulled the ad from my local grocer to find eight healthy foods that are not expensive. (Of course, prices at your local grocery store may vary.)

  1. Onions.
    Cost: 1.00/3 lbs.
  2. Peppers.
    Cost: 1.00/each.
  3. Apples.
    Cost: 1.00/lb.
  4. Grapefruit.
    Cost: 1.00/each.
  5. Head of Lettuce.
    Cost: .99/each.
  6. Broccoli.
    Cost: 1.29/lb.
  7. Mangos.
    Cost: 1.00/each.
  8. Navel Oranges.
    Cost: 4.99/8 lbs.

So, don’t let anyone tell you that it costs a lot to eat right.

What’s in your shopping bag?

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Wordless Wednesday: ‘Gator

January 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments


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CLOSED — Try Skin MD Natural for Free: Participate in a Field Trial!

January 19th, 2008 · 12 Comments


A few months ago I reviewed a skin lotion, Skin MD Natural. The lotion has the unique characteristic of being a shielding lotion. You can read my review here.

Well, Skin MD Natural have contacted me again. They are conducting a field trial and want to invite OpinionMom readers to participate.

Edited on February 1, 2008: This offer is now closed. All participants should be receiving their lotion in about a week.

Here’s a quote from the e-mail that I received:

Skin MD Natural is doing a field trial of our product and we’d like to invite a few of your readers to participate. We will send you 12 bottles of Skin MD Natural to give out to your readers to do a one-month trial of the product. We are looking for both men and women who suffer from dry skin or want to try it as protective lotion from chemicals, irritants, etc.. We are looking for their honest feedback.

If they’d like to do a photo journal of their skin over the month that would be a great idea too.

If you live in the U.S. and want to get involved in this field trial. Leave me a comment. I will send the e-mail information for the first 12 people to respond to the folks at Skin MD Natural. You should get your bottle in a few weeks.

(By participating in this drawing, all participants agree that they are trying this product at their own risk without any warranties or guarantees about product performance from OpinionMom.)

(Disclosure: Product samples were provided by an agent for Skin MD Natural.)

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Wordless Wednesday: Clouds

January 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments


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Right Brained or Left Brained?

January 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Right Brained or Left Brained?

Apparently, I’m a little of both …

You Are 60% Left Brained, 40% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Are You Right or Left Brained?

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