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My Child and the Future – A 1951 Essay

By on Jun 29, 2015 in Guest Bloggers, Moms | 0 comments

My Child and the Future In May of 1951, Mary Catherine McDonough Rodgers, my Mother, submitted the following essay to radio station KSD in St. Louis Missouri. The contest was a city-wide competition that Mary Catherine won one month before her first son Phillip John was born. We are not sure exactly sure what Mary Catherine...

Why do I write? And other questions in a Blog Hop

By on May 14, 2014 in Announcements, Guest Bloggers, The Creative Life | 0 comments

My author cohort Becky Blades invited me to join her Blog Hop, which she describes as, “like passing the microphone around the room at a song write, with aspects of a chain letter.” Love it! This Blog Hop features some meaty questions about the writing process, and gives me the chance pass the mic to two of my favorite...

Mothers Creed

By on Mar 10, 2010 in Guest Bloggers | 0 comments

My friend Patty Cook offers these words of wisdom for moms:  I am a late-blooming step-mom. After rising from the ashes of a career burnout, I found myself falling into the same old traps when children came into my life. Use these guidelines to strengthen your ability to thrive – as a mother, as a woman. To have the life I...

Off to College

By on Aug 16, 2009 in Guest Bloggers | 1 comment

My dear friend Renee is facing her first born headed off to college.  Here are some of her thoughts, in her own words.  Dear reader, can you relate?: My oldest daughter has been talking about how much she wants to leave home since she was in the third grade.  She is both blessed and cursed with her mother’s sense of independence...