I love blogging. I love sharing my little bits and pieces of the world with you. And I love reading other blogs, too.

Today’s Five Things Friday is about some of my favorite blogs.

1. To start with, today I’m the featured guest blogger over at Things They Can’t Say.

So click on the badge to read how I’m not ready to be an empty-nester. It was a hard post for me to write, because I wanted to get it just right. I’m still not sure anyone else will cry when they read it, but maybe if Dot reads it, … read the rest. . .

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Meet the Gilmans

…so this is love… is one of my favorite Blogs. She’s also on twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. We connect a lot.

We connected through BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo over a year ago. Since then, I’ve followed her touching stories of being a child therapist, her struggles with infertility, and her amazing adventures in life. Right now, she’s in the middle of a cross-country journey with her husband Casey, her mom Sandy, and their two dogs.

And yesterday, she drove through my part of the world. How awesome is that?! I may live in a little nowheresville-type place, but it’s on … read the rest. . .

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Just in case you missed them, here’s a rundown of recent important posts. Just click on each link for more information:

The Unemployment Cookbook Giveaway

Mojo Book Review and a GIVEAWAY: “Carmen of the Golden Coast”

“Give Us This Day…”: How I learned to feel secure with what I have.

Meal Memo in a Jar: A new way to plan meals for a month.

Inspired by Jenn of “…so this is love…”, I’m thinking up different ideas for a link up: A theme that I can make a blog badge for and have other bloggers share and … read the rest. . .

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Free Falling (A Post Borrowed from …so this is love…)

I “met” Jenn from …so this is love… through BlogHer and NaBloPoMo. I love her writing style. I love her stories. I love that she loves my blog back. It’s a mutual admiration society between the two of us.

A few days ago, she posted this great little essay she titled “Free Falling”. With her permission, I’m sharing it with you because, well, because it’s just worth sharing.

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The other day, I took a kid that I work with to the playground.

I promptly challenged him to a swinging contest.

As my legs started pumping, and I read the rest. . .

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