About Dianna

I love to read. I've always loved to read. Now that I have three kiddos heading in three different directions, plus a full-time job that keeps me on my toes, I don't have as much time to snuggle into a good book as I'd like. Still, on occasion, I find some time to enjoy a new adventure... often accompanied by a glass of wine! Books are my friends, my comfort and my escape. I'm looking forward to exploring them with you.

Top Gifts for Writing and Blogging Inspiration

By |November 16th, 2012|

We tend to flock together with birds of our feather, right? So, as a writer and blogger, I have a lot of friends who share those same interests, and when it comes time to buy a gift for the holidays or birthdays, I look at my own wish list. Always at the top is my desire for something that inspires me – all writers and bloggers have days where no matter how long we stare at the screen, the words simply won’t appear. These gifts are great ways to refresh the creative spirit.

Hang Out at the #typeaconathome Twitter Party

By |June 16th, 2012|

Bummed that you can't make it to #typeacon this year? Me too! The next best thing will be the #typeaconathome Twitter party on Friday, June 22nd, from 6:30 - 8p.m. EST. You could win one of three passes to next year's #typeacon!

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Facebook Advertising Edition

By |May 18th, 2012|

GM caused quite a fuss this week when the automaker announced it would no longer be advertising on Facebook. This could be bad news for Facebook […]

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Facebook Wants Your Organs Edition

By |May 4th, 2012|

Facebook has now made it possible to share your status as an organ donor, bringing awareness to the need for organ donation. While the power of […]

Freelance Writing, Find the Right Target

By |May 3rd, 2012|

Freelance writing is both a blessing and a curse. The freedom to write on topics that inspire you, when you feel inspired is the blessing. The cursing starts when you try to find someone to publish your article.

Top 5 Tips for Families with Young Children at Disney World

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Walt Disney World Resort is a wonderful place for a family vacation. It also can be overwhelming and exhausting. We are veterans of the Disney […]

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, LinkedIn has Competition Edition

By |April 20th, 2012|

While those of us in the blogging realm have long since linked our online lives through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more, there remains a large […]

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Apple is Still in the News Edition

By |April 6th, 2012|

The new iPad continues to have issues, this time with wi-fi connectivity, and Apple is responding by telling vendors to immediately ship those units back […]

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Tablet Wars Heat Up Edition

By |March 30th, 2012|

With the release of the new iPad and a lower price point for the iPad2, the tablet wars are heating up…. literally, in the case […]

Freelance Writing, Understand Your Style

By |March 19th, 2012|

It's no secret that I'm an editor for a small publisher. As such, I get plenty of questions about freelancing: how to build relationships, what to write and how to follow up. This will be a four-part series, addressing freelance writing for smaller publications.

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Google Privacy Changes are Here Edition

By |March 2nd, 2012|

Google’s new privacy policies have gone into effect, even though there are still serious concerns about its legality both in the US and abroad. Here […]

Choosing Your First Running Event

By |February 27th, 2012|

If you started running as part of your New Year’s resolution, it may be time to look at scheduling your first race! The 5k (3.1 […]

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Infant Tylenol Recall Edition

By |February 19th, 2012|

The biggest news for parents this week is that Infant Tylenol – ALL Infant Tylenol – has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson. The company has […]

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Facebook Employees are Millionaires Edition

By |February 3rd, 2012|

Unless you’re crawling out from under a rock, you may have heard that Facebook made a public stock offering this week, making instant millionaires out […]

Fact Checking During Election Season

By |January 25th, 2012|

The debates have started, the gloves are off and the next nine months are going to see a flurry of accusations, promises and rhetoric. I’m a political junkie, so I’m ready to grab some popcorn and enjoy the show! But for the average American citizen, election season – especially for something as pivotal as a presidential election – is something to be dreaded, not enjoyed. How do you determine which candidate deserves your vote?

News Round Up for Parent Bloggers, SOPA Blackout Worked Edition

By |January 20th, 2012|

In the big news for the week, the SOPA legislation has been withdrawn after major internet sites protested (did anyone else check Wikipedia six thousand […]

Talk of the Parent Blogosphere, Cool Stuff at CES Edition

By |January 16th, 2012|

The big news this week comes from Las Vegas, as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) dazzled with smartphones, tablets, televisions, gadgets and gizmos galore! Our […]

Evaluate Your Resolution Goals and Gain a Second Wind

By |January 10th, 2012|

We’re two weeks into the new year and those resolutions are losing a little of their luster. Whether you’re already tempted to cheat on the diet, tired of the treadmill or sick of organizing the closets, consider these things to help you refresh your resolution energy!

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Go to College for Free Edition

By |January 6th, 2012|

It’s the first week of the new year, and already the web is hopping!

As someone heavily involved in the manufacturing sector, I’m absolutely giddy over […]

News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Facebook Continues to Topple Governments Edition

By |December 16th, 2011|

Welcome to the second edition of News Roundup for Parent Bloggers. After Facebook received significant credit for its role in the government revolution in Egypt, perhaps Russian President Dmitry Medvedev should have disabled his Facebook account before the recent parliamentary elections in his country...
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