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An Ordinary Day on the Farm

A new day.  I breathe in the fresh air with thanksgiving.

Today’s to-do list:

Pick up granddaughter so she can play at Grammie and Papa’s house while Mama is at work. 115 more words


Back at work

A long-awaited day: I finally had some gardening work. For those who don’t know me and my background: I am a gardener by trade. My degree was in horticulture and business management, and since graduating I have worked for various companies. 359 more words

Crohn's Disease

Soft Sell

Maryanne, 2011, photo by Darlene Foster

I was very happy going to my accountant yesterday. Not because I’m happy to pay taxes, but because I was able to share with him that my business is finally exactly the way I want it: author, journalist, book editor and public speaker. 793 more words

Slow payers – the bane of a freelancer’s life?

Don’t get me wrong, I love being a freelancer: I relish being able to choose what tasks I accept and decline, I love being my own boss and working when it suits me (even if that often ends up being more than I’d anticipated!), I even thrive on the inevitable isolation. 1,126 more words


Writing Off Business Expenses? Think Again!

Self-employed borrowers, those who own 25% or more of a business, enjoy an IRS tax code that permits deduction of ordinary business expenses “above the line”, in order to minimize taxable income. 443 more words

Exam Stress - Be mindful and help your child cope 

It’s that time of year when the most emotionally charged and hormonally explosive people we know are subjected to…you guessed it. The most important exams they will ever take. 964 more words


I don't know where my place is in the world right now...

I can see and feel how quickly the nature of this blog is going to change. My original intention for this blog was for me to write about day to day scenarios about being a mom. 395 more words