Coffee Talk: Rest

Posted on: December 12th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 4 Comments

In the draft version of this post, I wrote “I’m taking the next few weeks off to rest and get my shiz together.” That’s pretty accurate. I always plan to take two weeks off this time of year. I figure I’ll do some business planning, deep clean the house, prep for tax season, and most […]

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Literary Gem: The Long-Shining Waters

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

Welcome to Literary Gems, a monthly series where I introduce you to a well-written but relatively unknown book. Grab a coffee and settle in to meet what may be the newest addition to your bookshelf. I’m proud to tell you about today’s Literary Gem because it’s a Minnesotan book through and through. The Long-Shining Waters […]

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Do This for More Awesome Writing Help

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

As 2014 winds down, everyone and their cat is making plans for the new year. That includes me. I’m sorry that I’m probably the millionth person to say this but . . . It’s time for a blog survey! I know you’ve taken (or ignored) oodles of these already—that’s why I tricked you with the […]

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12 Keys to Thriving as a Work-at-Home Mom

Posted on: December 5th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

It’s been one month since my maternity leave officially ended (though I’ve been working on a few small projects since September). When I was pregnant, I had this idea of what working from home with a baby would look like. I thought I would read or catch up on blogs while Hadley was awake and […]

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You don’t want to make big things happen? That’s ok.

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 6 Comments

Over the weekend I read this fantastic post about the anti-hustle (thanks to Emily at Chatting at the Sky for linking to it). You should take a minute to hop over and read it. It’s short and sweet, I promise. I’ll wait.   I like that post. There’s an awful lot of yelling going on […]

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