Saturday, August 20, 2011

Writing Just Feels Write!

"It's better to write about things you feel than about things you know about. "
- L P. Hartley

I am a writer.

I'm done with all the "I want to be" and "I hope I can be" and "blah, blah blah". I'm a writer. In fact, I'm a professional writer because, yes, I do in fact get paid for some of my writing. So enough. I'm a writer, and if you don't think so, than perhaps you should shut your eyes 'cause guess what? You are reading what I wrote. And that makes me a writer.

I'm lots of other things too. And I am not "just a mom".

Seriously though, I am a writer. And because of this, I wanted to update you briefly - and later in more detail as things pop up, on a few cool happenings in my "world of writing".

First of all, I am happy to report that I am about to have my 3rd article for What's UP Magazine published. It is a two-pager about babies and toddlers and fear. I will continue on as an active Contributing Writer for this great Canadian national publication and will be bringing you my fear piece and future articles to you here at The Hugging Home. Shout-out to Editor-in-Chief Erin Ruddy! Write on baby!

Erin Ruddy - Love her!

Second, I am now officially a Contributing Writer for! I give you a little more info about them in the words (mostly!) of founder Shayne Travis (an amazing, Canadian visionary!)

Shayne Travis - Love him! is an online inspirational resource centre (or center, if you are not Canadian...I can spell people! Well...usually...) designed to help visitors all over the world in living their ultimate life.

VividLife does this by combining over 150 conscious-minded visionaries and businesses who are interested in personal growth, spirituality, conscious living, environmental conservation and protection, and working towards being the absolute best that you can be.

VividLife. Love them!

VividLife will connect you to the most current, optimistic and inspiring stories, news and research that pertain to opening your mind: eliminating “no’s”, “can-not’s” and “impossibles” and empowering you to achieve your ultimate life.  Whether through reading articles, watching inspiring video, or listening to enlightening radio interviews, visitors will have no shortage of media on VividLife. will be covering topics such as current health and wellness issues, spirituality, eco and green living, yoga, meditation, travel, conscious parenting, pets and everything that contributes to YOU living your ULTIMATE LIFE!

Since began in June of 2009, they have been growing by leaps and bounds. Not only can you find engaging materials from best selling authors Mike Robbins, Rick Hanson and Janice Taylor, but you can also find musings from New York Times best selling author  Neale Donald Walsch and his wife, Poet Em Claire.

They have over 150 contributors...and now...little old me...Lora one of them! Yay! As always, I will link you up once my pieces get up online. One is pending right now!

Thirdly, I want to bring your attention to The Yummy Mummy Club.  The Yummy Mummy Club is the online destination for women with children looking for some adult stimulation!

Yummy Mummy Club. Love them!

This site was created by Canadian celebrity Yummy Mummy Erica Ehm (remember her as a VJ on MuchMusic?) in 2007 as a playful place for moms to come to celebrate and commiserate the realities of modern motherhood, while trying to balance life as a sexy mama.

Erica Ehm. Love her!
As the site grew, so did the team of talented working mummies whose creativity, stamina and fabulousness make the Yummy Mummy Club as groovy as it is. 
I have virtually gotten to know some of the Yummy Mummy Club team and they're a great bunch! Their blogs are full of great info you should check out their blogs here! Shout-out to Editor-in-Chief Sharon DeVellis!

Sharon DeVellis. Love her! Love that she loves wine!

Now where do I fit in to this? Well, first of all, I am a member of the Yummy Mummy Club. Because I'm so frickin hot!

Me, yesterday. Love her!

Ha! No...but seriously, you should become a member too! Anywho, I am happy to announce that The Hugging Home has been listed in the Yummy Mummy Blog Directory! Cool! Check it out here! I know, right!?!? Click on the link and guess where you'll end up? You guessed it peeps! Back here! 
Mummy Blogs. Love them! The Hugging Home is one of them!

So...there you have a few tidbits of writing news. I am pretty excited about it and perhaps you are not, but that's OK. I am allowed some shameless acts of self-promotion once in a while right? Look at me! Look at me! ;) But honestly...I really want you to check out the links I provided to these great print and/or on-line publications. I think you'll gain a lot of knowledge from them and you will have some fun along the way.

Lot's more coming down the pipe...but I will end things here if that is all "write" with you.

I'm trying my best...and that is all I can do peeps!