Suck It Up, Buttercup

– Posted in: Blogging, Elfie, Grown-up Friends, Me Time, Memories, Nevada, Newt, Parenting, Reno, Tammy Thinks, Travel

You know that phenomenon where you put off calling a friend or writing an email because it's going to require carving out a chunk of time that you won't have until you're, I don't know, 90 (which is probably still wrong because my 90-year-old aunt is still pretty frickin' busy)? Or like how you'd really like to clean the inside [...]

The Totally Narcissistic Post About What I’ve Been Doing So I Can Get it All Out of My Head

– Posted in: Blogging, Blogging Betties Podcast, Bright Side of Life, Food, Grown-up Friends, Illustrated by Me, Me Time, Tammy Thinks, Travel
Listen to Your Mother Sacramento -- Tammy Soong and Jeanne Alongi

So as you may have noticed, I haven't been writing much lately. This isn't due to lack of trying. It's mainly due to being hella busy. Add that to my somewhat baseline status of feeling hella crappy, and, well, end of story. As most of you know, I started the Blogging Betties Podcast with my [...]

What Bloggers Really Do in an Hour

– Posted in: Blogging, Time, Writing
How Bloggers Spend an Hour

I've been "working" for the better part of an hour with nothing to show for it, and it suddenly dawned on me that every one of my mornings looks almost exactly like this. I sit down at the computer, determined to be productive, and the following chain of events occurs: Open email. Delete Gap ads. [...]

Hangin’ Out at Mamapedia

– Posted in: Blogging, Guest Blog, Tammy Thinks
Mamapedia Featured Blogger

  You know that feeling you get when you're flipping through your mail and suddenly you see an envelope with real handwriting on it? That's how I felt when I got the email from Mamapedia, telling me they were running one of my posts. If you get a chance, do me a solid and pop over there. I'm [...]

Why I Leaned Out and Skipped BlogHer

– Posted in: Blogging, Bright Side of Life, Elfie, Family, Growing Up, Me Time, Parenting, Personal Insanity, Sappy Tammy, Women's Issues, Writing
Why I'm Happy Leaning Out

I've never been to BlogHer. I didn't go this year for numerous reasons. For one, I've lived through two Illinois summers and suffered through multiple visits that always seemed to coincide with a heatwave, and lately I'm against torturing myself if I can help it. For two (I know that's wrong, but does anyone know [...]