Guest Blogger Series: The Bride Doll

Beginning in January, I will start my weekly Guest Blogger Series, posting a submission from a contributor every Wednesday. Consider this one a sneak-peek into the amazing talent and storytelling that will be shared here from others. – Julie By Peggy J. Gerbus  ‘Twas the year of one’s childhood, when one hears the rumors about […]

GBS: A Record. A Lifesaver.

Julie’s Note: Through our ongoing Guest Blogger Series (GBS), Martin and I are excited to share the talent and knowledge of our fellow writers and bloggers as they offer experiences, stories, lessons, and observations about a variety of topics. Enjoy our latest GBS entry. **************   By Elsie Hasting [dropcap style=”color: #9b9b9b;”]R[/dropcap]ecently, we celebrated Father’s Day. […]

GBS: The Exit Memo

Every now and then, we feature guest bloggers as part of our Guest Blogger Series. Here’s our latest GBS writer. – Julie ************* By Ashley It’s been almost eight months since I arrived on Julie and Martin’s doorstep, and I can’t help, but think back on my experiences here in the Washington D.C. area. I arrived fresh-eyed from […]

Blog 101: Create A Calendar

[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”]L [/dropcap]ast year, Martin was away from home for five months as he went through Air Force military training in Texas and southern Virginia. This meant I was home juggling the three kids, their schedules, the commute, my work, the housework, managing the bills and everything else that usually fell into Martin’s juresdiction, […]

It Says “Be Creative” and “Tell Stories”

Like most things, it started with a question. It was Miss C who asked it. She was standing in our hallway, reading the wall art I hung on the top of our stairwell. It’s a popular Louise Carey piece on canvas, white typography on black, featuring a long list of recommendations of what it takes to live a good life. I’d […]

GBS: Finding Isaiah

(Julie’s Note: Before Martin left for Air Force basic military training, I implemented the Guest Blogger Series (GBS) as an invitation for friends, family, and fellow bloggers to share advice and showcase their writing talents. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was so impressed by the talent and stories people submitted us for […]

GBS: The Bus Ride

By Mary Ann G. S. Public bus transportation is not only cost-saving, but it is beneficial in other ways too. On the daily bus commute, routine things happen, and good friendships form. Riders become mindful of current events, are able to relax and plan the day ahead, join in interesting conversations, and laugh like crazy. […]

GBS: My New Life Beginning

Tanya is in the bottom row, second from the left By Tanya King of Wherever We Go, There We AreTired and numb, we stood waiting our turn, crowded like sardines against the wall at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Albuquerque, N.M. While most people were still in bed at 5 a.m. on a random Tuesday […]

GBS: The Trip to See Yo-Yo Ma

Last week, I went on a trip to New Jersey with my Dad. We went to see my favorite musician, Yo-Yo Ma, in concert. He plays the cello. Instead of writing all about it, I did a video blog. I hope you enjoy it.     ***************** This week’s Guest Blogger Series contributor, Miss C, was […]