Tag: MondayBlogs

New Pittsburgh Novel Bleeding Heart

Today’s post is a bit different. I am interviewing fellow author, blogger and my sister, Staci Troilo. I’ve been following Staci’s writing journey since she started. I’m excited to have my sister as my guest today sharing her journey as an author, and information about her upcoming book, Bleeding Heart, being released on August 11. 

Shopping Online

Recently, I went to a large retail bookstore looking for a popular book. I couldn’t find it and asked the clerk for help. She said they didn’t stock the book, but she could order it and it would be in the store for pickup in two days, or for a small fee, I could have

Woman’s World Cup

Soccer has been a part of my life for many years; as a spectator, coach, player (on the coaches team, and I wasn’t very good), and parent. This weekend we celebrated our Nation’s birthday and our women played for the title of FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. The fireworks were over, but there were more to

Independence Day

This week we celebrate the birthday of the greatest nation in the world, The United States. For many it’s a day off work, family picnics, parades, fairs, concerts, and fireworks. For others it’s a reminder of what we sacrificed to create this great independent nation. Freedom isn’t free. Remember to thank our military, both active

Here Comes the Mother of the Bride

I’m the mother of the bride. That means I need to dress the part. No t-shirt, no blue jeans, no flip flops or Docksides. That even means no nice pants suit or casual skirt. Formal wear is what’s required. After speaking with my daughter’s mother-in-law and exchanging ideas, I decided the time had come to

You Are a Writer ~ Pick Yourself

Guest post by Lorna Faith Today’s post is a bit different. I am turning over my blog to fellow author, blogger and friend, Lorna Faith. I’m excited to have Lorna Faith as my guest today sharing her journey as a writer, and sharing information about an upcoming opportunity for writers. Please welcome Lorna Faith! Writing is a

Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause and consider the true meaning of the holiday. Memorial Day is meant to honor those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values. Although we should honor these heroes every day for their ultimate sacrifice for our Nation, Memorial Day was borne so that

Prom

Prom. One word. So many different meanings. For some it implies the end of the school year, for others, the end of their high school days. To parents it signifies that their children are growing up and that they will be leaving home soon. This past weekend, several children in our neighborhood went to the

Happy Mother’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and like most children, we made plans to treat mom to a special dinner for her special day (I had my day on Saturday, my son had to work Sunday). Steaks on the grill, Italian potato salad, zucchini fries, and garlic bread. For dessert, one of her favorites, a blitz torte

Emergency Services Need Our Help

This week, one of our local new stations ran a story about emergency services response times. The results varied greatly from department to department, rural versus urban, volunteer versus paid. But the story only touched the tip of the iceberg. Not all emergency services are staffed by paid employees. Many rely on volunteers to respond