IN OTHER WORDS | Guest post The Change Blog

  “Have You Lost Weight?” is a revised version of a previous post. Stop asking this question and change the narrative about body image with your answer. Please read on and click on The Change Blog link to read the entire article. by Jenny Kanevsky | 0 comments Ah, the loaded question, “have you lost weight?” If […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Be My Guest

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for reading my blog. In August, I started submitting guest posts to other sites. I have gained followers, yes, but more importantly, community, support, and exposure. Thank you editors, fellow bloggers and readers! In honor of the success, I am sharing my top guest posts for 2014. Coming […]

IN OTHER WORDS | I Know Stuff

December 20, 2014 is my 50th birthday. And, I’d like to just say WTF? Today, December 19th on BLUNTmoms, the day before I hit that half century mark, my newest guest post goes live. Guess what it’s about? Ageing, getting old, being old, having grey hair in places you don’t want to think about, talk […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Reflections on My Kids

 This post was originally written in 2009. I came across it while doing #NaBloPoMo, reflecting, remembering, and yes, recycling. It’s a great reminder of how far I have come as a mom. And, yes, it made me cry. In a good way. It no longer feels endless, it feels exciting.  One of the toughest things […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Baby It’s Alright

This post is a re-release from last year. I was working through something and a walk in the rain helped. I’m listening to the rain on my sunroof tonight, and remembering that walk. Nothing is here to stay Everything has to begin and end A ship in a bottle won’t sail All we can do […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Speak Your Soul

Yesterday, I posted about my miscarriage. There were a few reasons for that post. One, miscarriages, and other things that make us uncomfortable—relationship issues, mental illness, learning disabilities, racism, sexism—need to become part of our regular discourse. Every conversation doesn’t have to be an NPR broadcast, but be real. It will feel so good. I […]

IN OTHER WORDS | She Was My Friend, Then We Broke Up

How many books are written about break-ups? What about songs or movies? The end of a love affair is big business and is universal. But what about the end of a friendship? How do we break-up with a friend? Sometimes, the evolution of a friendship is organic and easy. We take the hint, phone calls […]

IN OTHER WORDS | It’s the Journey

I started my blog in 2009. I posted sporadically. My followers were friends and family. I joined no blogging communities, submitted to no other sites; I just plugged away as a creative outlet. I had no plan or even much passion. I enjoyed it, but it was back burner. Fits and starts, there were periods […]

IN OTHER WORDS | White Rabbit

Growing up, I listened to a lot of Jefferson Airplane. My favorite song was White Rabbit played at full blast—some might say “eleven”—as I sang along fantasizing that I was Grace Slick, a sexy, hippie rock star rather than a chubby, lonely child living amid dysfunction that would make the dormouse shudder. I also spun […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Picture This

It has been a busy week and weekend. Memories flood me. In addition to writing, I have been culling old photos for blog posts. My writing is churning up feelings and memoriers, some good, some bittersweet. But, really, it’s all good, and it’s exhilarating. Maui 2007. My husband won a trip from T-Mobile. It was […]