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Good writing means that you eliminate unnecessary words like prepositions. Find out why. #grammartips #writingtips

Reduce Prepositions for Writing Clarity

By Amber Roshay

If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.” –George Orwell

I’m sure you've read that good writing means less is more. Well, this concept applies to prepositions as well. Some examples of prepositions are: with, at, in, on, about, around and so on. Prepositions connect ideas, describe the position of something or when it happens. They are usually before nouns or pronouns and explain how the preposition relates to the rest of the sentence.

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50 Working Mom Quotes for Encouragement and Inspiration

Working moms need support sometimes. We’re aren’t superhuman; although we like to believe we are and sometimes I do see Super Woman in the corner of my eye. Okay, maybe that’s my kid zooming by with toilet paper, but still one can only hope that I am accomplishing superhuman feats while looking hot. 

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Struggling with how to grow your email list using Pinterest? There’s a secret every blogger should know and it will shock you! Pinterest tips for business, Pinterest for bloggers, Step by step how to make money on Pinterest @penandparent #pinterestmarketing #pinteresttips #blog #blogging #pinterestmarketingtips #pintereststrategy

The Secret to Growing Your Email List Using PInterest

The fact is we live in a digital world and writers need to have a strong email list to sell their books. But how to grow your email list? Maybe you’ve read from countless bloggers and writers that Pinterest is THE BEST WAY to increase your website traffic and grow your email list. But you're struggling. Well, you don't have to. There’s a secret every blogger and writer should know, and it will rock your world!  

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Being a working mom for some seems too difficult or perhaps they would prefer to be a SAHM. But I am a working mom because I want to be. Check out my thoughts on being a working mom and why. A must read for any mom but especially so if you're trying to decide between staying home with the kiddos or becoming a working mom. #workingmomtips #workingmoms

7 Honest Reasons Why I Am a Working Mom

For some, staying home with the kiddos is an easy decision. For others, being a working mom is the only choice. I wanted to tell you why I’m a working mom to help you decide what’s right for you.

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As Father's Day approaches, my thoughts are with my dad who raised three kids. Mostly alone. Sometimes with a lot of help. But always present. This is one daughter's letter to her father with love. Free Father's Day Writing Prompts #Father'sDay #father'sdaygifts

A Daughter’s Letter to Her Dad on Father’s Day

As Father's Day approaches, my thoughts are with my dad who raised three kids. Mostly alone. Sometimes with a lot of help. But always present. This is one daughter's letter to her father with love.

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Do you need writing inspiration to combat writer's block? Or writing tips to make your prose soar? What if I told you that I'd love to inspire you. My new writing course Get Paid to Write Quality Blog Posts will give you all the inspiration you need to become a successful writer. Check it out or save to read later. #writinginspiration #writingtips

Why I Want To Inspire You to Write

If inspiration were perfume, we’d all be wearing it. Daily. Spritzing as we went about our activities. But unfortunately, inspiration is a finicky character that picks and chooses when it rears its scented head. Sigh!

But what if I told you that I want to inspire you to write? Not only when you feel like it, but every day, like clock-work? What if I told you that you don’t need a perfume, what you need is determination.

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Do you want to write co-write a novel but don't know how to start? Discover the amazing benefits and tips on co-writing a novel today! ! #writeabook #bookwritingtips #writingtipsforbeginners

7 Ways You Will Benefit From Co-Writing a Book

by Melissa Uhles

Are you looking for tips on co-writing a novel? I have co-authored two books with Amber Roshay who is also my blogging partner. What I’ve learned is that co-writing can be like a marriage. It requires thoughtful regular communication, conflict resolution skills and a healthy dose of self-awareness. But the benefits can be immense!

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Since it's no longer the 50s and my kid's now in grade school people are starting to wonder why I became a SAHM and what the heck I do with my time all day. Aren't you? Well, being a housewife AND a stay at home mom still takes A LOT of time. Plus, there's so many benefits to becoming a SAHM that I'm dying to share with you. #SAHM #Housewife

The Honest Truths from a SAHM

By Melissa Uhles

When my husband and I bought our first house together, our son was two. I was entrenched in my role as a stay at home mom (SAHM) and a 1950s Housewife, minus the jello molds.

When we filled out the paperwork at the title company, under occupation I wrote “homemaker”. It felt weird. There was now a paper trail stating that I was a “kept” woman. But I’d always thought of myself as an independent feminist woman. What happened? Why did I become a SAHM and housewife?

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kiddos and Spouses

 By Melissa Uhles

Looking for cheap gifts for your kids, spouse or partner this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered.

Grocery stores are brimming with chocolate heart confections. When you add flowers and dinner to all that, Valentine's Day can be hard on the wallet. Here's a solution: 12 gift ideas that will put a smile on your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or child’s face for under ten bucks.

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Are you trying to figure out how to hold a baby, wrangle a toddler and write a few hundred words a week? A follower of our blog had this issue and asked if we’d we'd give some time management writing tips for parents with kids. So that’s what we’ve done. Check out the how these writing tips that will make you more productive while navigating the wilds of parenthood. FREE WRITING GOALS PRINTABLE #WritingTips #TimeManagementTips

The Best Time Management Writing Tips for Parents

By Melissa Uhles and Amber Roshay

Are you trying to figure out how to hold a baby, wrangle a toddler and write a few hundred words a week? A follower of our blog had this issue and asked if we’d we'd give some time management writing tips for parents with kids. So that’s what we’ve done.

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