Meeting a fellow blogger

My friend Elizabeth and I talk quite a bit on Messenger -- almost daily -- so it wasn't weird for me to be talking to her this afternoon.  However, she decide to come visit my kids and me today!  The cool part of this is that Elizabeth lives 4 hours from me!  Elizabeth and her 2 year old are at my house right now for a visit.  The three kids (my two and her ...continue reading

Stoves, PR, RankSpanks, and Izearanks

I spent today trying to find a new oven online. My oven has decided to have a mind of its own. Sometimes it is twenty five degrees below what I set it; sometimes it is twenty five over. The thing can't make up its mind, and it is getting increasingly more difficult to cook. What does this have to do with Izea? The Rankspank Well, several months ago, ...continue reading

Guarding the Computer

Yes, we allow Madison access to the internet. Does it scare me? Definitely. I will never forget when two of my aunts went searching for apple pie recipes. Let's just say the first link they went to was not for the apple pie recipe they were looking for! They laugh about it now, but at the time, they were quite shocked.  I can only imagine how my kids ...continue reading

Blogging, Hosting, and All That Jazz

Once people find out that you do blogging and sometimes even get paid for it, they all seem interested in finding out how you do what you do. The hard part for me is taking almost two years of knowledge and condensing it down to a five minute synopsis and still have them understand what I am talking about. I try to hit the major points and let them make ...continue reading