August 31, 2013 - Guilty Joy: Mom dances over kids back to school

This viral video shows a familiar scene of mom watching her child board the school bus on the first day of school. What is unfamiliar is that soon after she starts dancing joyfully right there in the street helping to confirm how we all feel. Please watch below.

August 29, 2013 - Blogger mom goes viral with Miley Cyrus letter

When you have 2.6 million visits in two days, you have struck a chord with America.  So did this small mom blogger who wrote a letter to her daughter against the Miley Cyrus display on the MTV Awards show.  The blogger was also featured on ABC News where you can […]

August 28, 2013 - How to write a bad review?

by Jamie Brazil, Portland Her blog Author of Prince Charming, Inc. How to write a bad review… or a very good one.  Let’s face it, in this day and age anybody with an internet connection can buy and sell pretty much anything.  So the art of leaving a review – […]

August 26, 2013 - Is blogging dead?

Terri Patrick Oregon writer Terri Patrick’s blog Another world is dying, if you believe the buzz. It’s the World of Blog. It birthed, boomed, has reached its saturation point, and is now “statistically” imploding.  It is old media, irrelevant, and wordy. Blog World should be shuffled off to its retirement […]

August 23, 2013 - Mastering the Complexity of Simplicity

by Shannon Ables Portland writer The Simply Luxurious Life “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” –E. F. Schumacher Even as a young girl I desired simplicity. […]

August 21, 2013 - My letter to my firstborn

by Jen Rouse The Short Years Oregon writer To my dear not-so-little girl, You were the prettiest baby anyone had ever seen. I’m not just saying that because I’m your mom. People used to ask if I’d signed you up with a modeling agency, because you were that bright-eyed and […]

August 19, 2013 - Entertaining at Home & 4 Happiness Stealers

. by Sandy Coughlin The Reluctant Entertainer Medford blogger, author, entertainer. My husband and I recently heard Dr. Brene’ Brown, PH.D. speak at a conference and I loved her positive spin on life. Of course my mind goes directly to entertaining at home, and the message here at RE, that […]

August 15, 2013 - Heartfelt poem on love & OCD goes viral

By Evergreen, Oregon blogger Here is something different on the web — poetry! And video poetry. Neil Hilborn gave this stand-up poem from the heart which talks about his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and falling in and out of love. The poem is becoming a huge hit, and I think we […]

August 14, 2013 - 7 tips to avoid shopping regret

by Shannon Ables Portland writer The Simply Luxurious Life Teased by advertising, coaxed by magazine editorials and tantalized by your favorite fashion blogs, that certain handbag you’ve had your eye on continues to be at the top of your shopping list, yet the price tag is extraordinary, and you are […]

August 13, 2013 - My personal coffee rehab

by Jamie Brazil, Portland Her blog Author of Prince Charming, Inc. Today I’m starting back into the fray, the email, the everything.  I feel like I’ve been away for a week, which I sort of have. Almost six days actually.  Who knew a fifth birthday party in Seattle could send […]