In Like a Lion: Rebirth, Revitalization, Hope

In Like a Lion, Rebirth, Revitalization, Hope

Well, here we are, the first of March, and I am in my annual armpit of winter funk. Pre-holidays, and even into the beginning of January I had a lot of blogging and business goals. I was ready to hit 2014 running. I was full of energy, confidence, and hope. This was going to be […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Are you wondering what to get the blogger in your life? Here is my top ten list of practical gifts that any blogger would appreciate. Stock Images Unless you are a photographer or food blogger, one thing bloggers almost universally struggle with getting great images without completely breaking the bank. A subscription to a photo […]

Our Trip to the National Museum of Play

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Last week the kids and I played hookie we took a field trip to Rochester to visit a friend and go to the National Museum of Play. That place is seriously awesome. I can’t even put into words all they have to offer, so I will let them do the talking. You’re never too big […]

Social Media Has Blurred the Lines Between Personal and Professional

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It is no secret that I have been essentially unable to keep up with both a personal and professional blog. I just don’t feel like I have a lot to say on The Laine List. My readers are losing interest, because I am too. I think about the work I have done to create my […]

Great Risks and Great Rewards

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Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is, “Do you believe the saying that with great risks come great rewards?” I think this is terribly cliche. I also think it is terribly true. As I have mentioned in previous posts, my life did not really start happening until I started taking risks, and putting myself out there. It’s difficult to […]