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Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 36. And someone important to me was getting married, so I spent it celebrating with the groom, his new wife and a handful of friends. Some people expressed surprise that I’d spend my birthday at a wedding. The way I see it, you get a lot of birthdays, you only get two or three weddings.
Just kidding. Kind of.
Today is Mother’s Day. The weather is gorgeous! I’m taking the kids to a baseball game. Not something I would typically choose to do on Mother’s Day, but the St. Paul Saints is having a special section for families with food allergies today and it will be much, much more safe for my child who has peanut allergies. I know my kiddos will love it, and so, despite the fact that baseball is the slowest, most boring sport I’ve ever seen, we will go and have fun.
Lately I haven’t had nearly as much time to dedicate to writing. Some of you who check in here regularly have mentioned noticing I’m not posting as often. Although I have a list of blog posts I’d like to write, I simply have less free time. My day job, the one that pays the bills, is not only exhausting my creative energies (in a very good way), it’s also sucking up much of my free time and consuming me physically as well. I’m running on caffeine and an average of 5-6 hours of sleep per night. It won’t last forever, but at least the next 2-3 months will be at this same pace.
This blog, I love this blog. I love writing and connecting with all of you. I love helping people through my experiences and I adore meeting new people through this little corner of the internet. So I won’t make apologies for not writing as much. People change and evolve… Lord knows this blog has changed direction and evolved quite a bit since it began 5 years ago.
Friends, I’d like to introduce you to Kate Hopper. Kate is a mom, a writer and a teacher. She is also inspirational, kind and very wise.
I first learned about Kate because of her writing classes for mothers at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. I had seen and heard good things, and approached her be a speaker at the 2010 MN Blogger Conference.
Kate’s session on writing was standing room only. It was filled with mostly women – women who were hungry to talk, and learn, about writing.
It’s been nearly a week since the second annual Minnesota Blogger Conference and I can still feel the energy all over the interwebs. A few folks have asked for a roundup of all the blog posts covering this year’s conference. So far no one has tackled this job, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
I found these posts via twitter (#mnblogcon) and google. I’m especially grateful to speakers who shared their presentations online for the rest of us!