Susan Orlins
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Susan Orlins replied to Olfa's discussion RT This for the week :04/15 to 04/21: if you post a RT, You need to RT someone else please. If you are having Twitter issues, please make sure to fix before posting in the group Twitter This Please
"RT: The Stay-at-Home Mom Kerfuffle. Do people devalue #stay-at-home moms? Read my story http://bit.ly/IzKV2f via @susanorlins My assistant Tracy Gaudet ( @inspireplanning ) will be doing some RT as well. "
Apr 19, 2012
Susan Orlins commented on Amber's group Foodie Moms
Apr 17, 2012
Susan Orlins commented on Barbara's group Mommy Bloggers
Apr 17, 2012
Susan Orlins commented on Jennifer Bailey's group Moms that Write
"Do people devalue stay at home moms? Read my story! http://confessionsofaworrywart.com/2012/04/13/stay-at-home-mom-kerfuffle/ "
Apr 17, 2012
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Moms that Write

Do you write for kids? Do you write for adults? Fantasy? Fiction? History? Let's face it, you write alone, but you don't have to be alone. Let's support each other.
Feb 2, 2012
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Social Media Mastery

The group is to empower moms to be social media savvy with the latest tips and updates on how to leverage social media for business and life.
Jan 11, 2012
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Mommy Bloggers

I have a blog and I know how to use it. Join our group if this describes you. Do you make money from your blog, or do you want to make money? Newbie's are welcome too. :)PLEASE DO NOT POST CONTESTS HERE. PLEASE JOIN THE CONTEST GROUP FOR THAT.See More
Jan 11, 2012
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AM I HAPPY ENOUGH? HOW DO I KNOW?

Semi-related announcement: Divorce, Downsizing, Dating & Death . . . One Woman’s Story If  you read the article, I’d love to hear your thoughts and advice in comments there.The quest for happiness is popping up everywhere these days: in books, college courses, blogs and on Oprah. In the same way my oldest daughter, when she was little, shared her life with invisible companions Sibby and Babby, Worry and Quest for Happiness accompany me…See More
Jan 10, 2012
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EMBARRASSMENT SHMEMBARRASSMENT

Riddle: Every family has them, what are they?Answer: Nicknames that are too embarrassing to expose outside the home.Casemaster GeneralAfter coffee with friends, I return home, open my front door and call to my bassety beagle Casey, “Casemaster General, where are you?”To say he’s non-responsive overstates his activity level.So again I call, “Caaay! Caseman! Whatcha up to?”…See More
Jan 5, 2012
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HOW ANNOYING AM I? PART I

PART I: HOW ANNOYING AM I TO MY DAUGHTERS?Repeating myself“Mom, you’ve told me that ten times!”Asking too many questionsJust after exchanging I love you’s and mwah’s at the end of a phone convo, suddenly a string of questions spills out of my mouth like bubbles from a wand.“What are you up to later?”“Did you get your exam…See More
Jan 4, 2012
Susan Orlins posted a blog post

CHOOSING MY PARENTS

During the first half of my fifties, I visited my parents in Florida a few times a year for a few days at a time.  Then a friend, whose parents had died when she was in her early twenties, convinced me I should visit my folks every month. So I flew  from D.C. to Florida and stayed with my mom and dad one night each month. I had a boyfriend and was always anxious to get home, even if I didn’t see him every day.…See More
Dec 2, 2011
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KINDLE & ME <3

 Here’s how I came to fall in Kindle love  (though, as you may come to understand, I am sympathetic to impatient readers, so if you want to skip ahead, scroll down to where you…See More
Nov 30, 2011
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Nov 29, 2011
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Nov 24, 2011
Susan Orlins commented on Amber's group Foodie Moms
"Hearty, #vegan #squash #soup, tastes like November. Gr8 4 #Thanksgiving! PLS RT! "
Nov 22, 2011

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What is your blog link?
http://www.confessionsofaworrywart.com
What is your Twitter URL?
http://twitter.com/#!/susanorlins
A little about yourself...
I am author of the blog CONFESSIONS OF A WORRYWART:
MEDITATIONS ON ALL THAT COULD GO WRONG, which you can visit and subscribe to at www.confessionsofaworrywart.com. You can also check out my articles on Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/?country=US) and Home Goes Strong (http://home.lifegoesstrong.com/susan-orlins).
In addition to my roles of worrywart, writer and mother, I identify most strongly as a bicycle rider. But don’t mistake me for a sleek, zippy cyclist hunched over racing-style handlebars. I am none of that. Rather, I plod along high and upright, arms spread wide, more Mary Poppins than Lance Armstrong.
As for writing, my personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and The Washington Post Magazine. After adopting an infant in China in 1986, I wrote a letter home that appears in Womens Letters: from the Revolutionary War to the Present. I am wan an associate editor at Moment Magazine where I have written about the Chinese perceptions of Jews as well as about people searching for their Jewish gangster roots. I received a Rockower Award for my profile of sociolinguist Deborah Tannen.
Worrywarts can be versatile, so my blog may cast a wide net. For instance, musings about fears, obsessions and stuff that creeps me out (e.g., worry’s cousins) are likely to seep into my writing. My first post, TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG will give you an idea of my worrying style. And “WHITE GIRL WORRIES” addresses my, well, worry that I will appear frivolous and insensitive to those with real worries.
I am the divorced mother of three daughters in their twenties, who—being the joys and pride of my life—are what I worry about most. I live in Washington, D.C. with my aging beagle-bassett, Casey, about whom I also worry.
What are your areas of interest?
blogging, home & garden, crafting, twitter, vegetarian/vegan, writing, decorating

Susan Orlins's Blog

AM I HAPPY ENOUGH? HOW DO I KNOW?

Semi-related announcement: Divorce, Downsizing, Dating & Death . . . One Woman’s Story If  you read the article, I’d love to hear your thoughts and advice in comments there.

The quest for happiness is popping up everywhere these days: in books, college courses, blogs and on Oprah. In the same way my oldest daughter, when she was little, shared her life with invisible companions Sibby…

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Posted on January 10, 2012 at 2:41am

EMBARRASSMENT SHMEMBARRASSMENT

Riddle: Every family has them, what are they?

Answer: Nicknames that are too embarrassing to expose outside the home.

Casemaster General

After coffee with friends, I return home, open my front door and call…

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Posted on January 5, 2012 at 8:30am

HOW ANNOYING AM I? PART I

PART I: HOW ANNOYING AM I TO MY DAUGHTERS?

Repeating myself

“Mom, you’ve told me that ten times!”

Asking too many questions

Just after exchanging I love you’s and mwah’s at the end of a phone convo, suddenly a string of questions spills…

Continue

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 2:00am

CHOOSING MY PARENTS

During the first half of my fifties, I visited my parents in Florida a few times a year for a few days at a time.  Then a friend, whose parents had died when she was in her early twenties, convinced me I should visit my folks every month. So I flew  from D.C. to Florida and stayed with my mom and dad one night each month. I had a boyfriend and was always anxious to get home, even if I didn’t see him every day.…

Continue

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 6:30am

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