Robert Fulghum may have learned all he needed to know when he was in kindergarten, but when it came to sharing, my sister and I learned that from a 1970’s Cracker Jack commercial. After returning home from school, the father, who had been attempting to hide his large box of the caramel corn, asked his son what he learned in school; the boy, with wide eyes, replied, “Sharrrring.” Whether wanting a piece of candy from the other when we were small or a coveted sweater in high school, my younger sister and I regularly used the “sharrrring” tagline in our negotiations. Thus, I learned to share, really well, and that is what I am doing here today.
In the last 3 years, I’ve stumbled across some terrific sites and met some fabulous bloggers online. In the last 10 days, that list has more than doubled. Through the blogging community, my day is filled with humor and wisdom, compassion and inspiration, and a heaping handful of good ol’ fashioned
harvest pumpkin chips fun. As a young girl, I learned how to share well, thanks to my sister and Cracker Jack (but not necessarily in that order.) Therefore, during the month of NaBloPoMo, also known as November, Saturday’s posts will be dedicated to “sharrrring” my old favorites and my newly discovered. And, because I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much goodness at one time and ensuring each blog/site gets the attention it deserves, I’m going to be serving these up on small plates (5-7 links per post). Therefore, my sharing may continue well through December… happy holidays.
(In no particular order, kind of like American Idol finalists.)
MidlifeBoulevard: I secretly, and not so secretly, love finding the “next hot thing” first, so I can share it with friends. Well, friends, this site is it! Midlife Boulevard is site about “where we’ve been…where we’re going.” And, since it just launched this week, now is your chance to watch the next big site (think: Huffington Post) grow from the very beginning.
The Lucky Mom: Lisha calls herself “The Lucky Mom”, but she is far too humble. We, those that get to grab a cup of tea and set a spell with her, are the lucky ones. Humor mixed with compassion and all things real in being a woman, wife, and mother to 3 boys, is served up regularly.
Carol Cassara : As a dog lover, Carol had me when I saw a category named “Dogville”. But wait, folks, there’s more. She talks food and travel and about “creating our best lives.” She will open your eyes to the world and to yourself.
Midlife at the Oasis: If you remember the song, Midnight at the Oasis, by Maria Muldaur, you belong here. Even if you don’t remember it, you belong here. Lois, who is the running to win Blogger Idol, will make you laugh, think, and wish she lived next door.
Cranium Crunches: Let’s face it, tone arms and a firm bum aren’t the only things we lose if we don’t use ’em as we age; our brains are no different. And I, for one, and my husband and children, for two, three, and four, would prefer to keep my brain toned as I move into my 3rd act. Ruth, the Captain Cruncher, helps keep the old synapses firing through challenging games and fun, so our brains remain toned and flexible.
The Monster in Your Closet: As a writer, I’m embarrassed to admit that I have a hard time formulating the words to describe Deborah Bryan’s blog over at The Monster in Your Closet. Feelings get in the way. Probably because that’s what her blog does; it makes you feel. She writes from her heart, and she shares with honesty. She is a (new) wife, mother, career-woman, and so much more than those “titles” convey. She is a writer of books and a blog. She is insightful, thought-provoking, and oozes compassion through the computer screen. I’ve walked with her the longest on my blog walk, and I couldn’t be more grateful to her for inspiring me in ways well beyond blogging.
There it is; your first plateful of Saturday Sharrrring. Grab another cup of coffee or tea, settle in, and go visit some of my friends. Then, be sure to join me here next Saturday for another installment. Happy Saturday, everyone!
P.S. If you have a favorite blog or site, or are new here, please share nicely and leave a (your) link in the comments.