Why I Love Type-A Conference


One of my favorite things about being a blogger is connecting with other bloggers. While social media indeed gives opportunities for connection beyond blogging, the real connections happen in person. I’ve been attending blog conferences since 2009, and the conference where I feel most at home is Type-A Conference. Beyond BlogHer, which is definitely the […]

TMI Friday: Mormon Beauty, Modesty, and Shame


Sometimes you feel something, but it’s not an appropriate time to say it. For me, I tend to keep my mouth shut (literally), bring it up on Twitter, and then talk about it on my blog later. Now it’s time to talk. Today’s topic: Modesty. There have been many talks, articles, blog posts, and firesides […]

Narcolepsy, Necrophilia, and National Public Sleeping Day


This morning while trolling the interwebz, I found an article that caught my attention. Today is┬áNational Public Sleeping Day. According to the article, National Public Sleeping Day was established on February 28, 2011, and it is celebrated by taking a nap in public. A 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found […]

My 2013 CRV Honda Test Drive


As mentioned in some previous posts, I was selected by Ken Garff Honda of Orem to test drive a 2013 Honda CRV for a bloggers promotion called the Honda Test Drive (or #HondaTestDrive on social media). I’ve been a Honda fan for my whole life. My parents owned Honda vehicles all through my life. They […]

Flashback Friday: “One” by U2


As with last week’s Flashback Friday selection “Enjoy the Silence,” the song “One” by U2 also defined my early adolescence. The first U2 song I remember listening to was “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (while actually knowing it was U2). I was having my 10th birthday party slumber party, and we had […]

Flashback Friday: “Enjoy The Silence” by Depeche Mode


When I decided to start my Flashback Friday series in 2011, I decided to choose music that was popular right around the time that I was my daughter’s age. So that meant choosing songs that were popular from 1990 on. The song that sparked my idea was “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode. I was […]