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I'm a 40-something mom who loves photography and writing and never wants to go back to a day job. Been there, done that, and I'd much prefer to stay at home and write articles online.

I started out with a degree in journalism and worked as a small-town reporter for awhile. I quickly discovered, however, that weekly news reporters don't make enough money to live on. So I moved into public relations, which paid better, but it didn't have any soul. So I got out of that, too. Then I worked for an Internet company for 11 years before the company went downhill and I found myself trying to make a living with my online writing.

Now I write articles on Squidoo and HubPages. I also run a few websites, including Christmas Letter Tips.com, Santa Letter Templates.com and Underwater Camera Reviews.org.

I haven't led a terribly exciting life, but I have been known to jump out of an airplane to celebrate my birthday, dig ditches in Guatemala with a volunteer group, politely decline a holy man's offer to eat cow dung ashes in India, and almost freak out when left alone in a Chinese police station for over an hour with no passport.

Now I'm a mom of two kids and most of my travels are US-based. I hope my online ventures make it possible for me to stay home with my kids and never go back to the 9-5 grind. Viva la Internet!

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  • Christmas Poop Poems for Kids
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    Christmas Poop Poems for Kids

    2 years ago

    If you have kids, they'll love these silly poems that can be used to transform candy and sweets into "droppings" from popular holiday characters.

  • More Fun Sites Like Elf Yourself
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    More Fun Sites Like Elf Yourself

    2 years ago

    If you enjoy putting your own face on dancing elves, you'll enjoy these sites that give you more options for fun holiday videos.

  • No Chimney? No Problem! Just Get a Magic Santa Claus Key
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    No Chimney? No Problem! Just Get a Magic Santa Claus Key

    3 years ago

    Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus gets into houses without a chimney? He does it like the rest of us - he uses the front door. But he needs a magic Santa Claus key to do it.

  • Make Your Christmas Letter in the Shape of a Christmas Tree
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    Make Your Christmas Letter in the Shape of a Christmas Tree

    4 years ago

    Need a creative Christmas letter idea? Try making a Christmas letter in the shape of a tree using Microsoft Word.

  • Create Free Santa Letters Online
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    Create Free Santa Letters Online

    4 years ago

    Santa is a magical figure for many kids, and getting a personalized letter from Santa Claus can be one of the highlights of a child's holiday season. Unfortunately, not all parents can afford the pricey letter packages...

  • Printable Pumpkin Poop Poem for Halloween
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    Printable Pumpkin Poop Poem for Halloween

    4 years ago

    With this free printable pumpkin poop poem, you can turn ordinary candy corn into a Halloween gag gift that kids will love.

  • Tooth Fairy Letters for Kids
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    Tooth Fairy Letters for Kids

    5 years ago

    Everyone knows The Tooth Fairy will take your tooth and leave a small gift or money in its place, but sometimes she also likes to leave a letter. A Tooth Fairy letter can encourage kids to brush and is a lot of fun, too.

  • Printable Christian Santa Letters
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    Printable Christian Santa Letters

    4 years ago

    Santa Claus is a fun character for children during the holidays, but the emphasis on Santa and gifts can district from the real "reason for the season." If you're looking for a way to let your kids enjoy the...

  • 5 Fun Free Santa Printables
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    5 Fun Free Santa Printables

    5 years ago

    This list of 5 free Santa printables includes free letters from Santa Claus, postcards, a Nice List behavior guide, a wish list template and a printable Christmas card.

  • Santa Message Video is Fun for Kids
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    Santa Message Video is Fun for Kids

    3 years ago

    If you're thinking of sending your child a letter from Santa Claus this year, you may also want to consider a personalized Santa message video from Portable North Pole. This site allows you to create a personalized...

  • Suggested Christmas Business Wishes
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    Suggested Christmas Business Wishes

    5 years ago

    Sending Christmas cards to customers and vendors is good for your business. But saying the wrong thing inside those cards could be very bad. Here are some suggested business Christmas wishes.

  • Santa North Pole Trivia
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    Santa North Pole Trivia

    4 years ago

    How much Santa North Pole trivia do you know? Get some facts (and some not-quite-facts) here.

  • Snowman Soup Recipe and Poem
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    Snowman Soup Recipe and Poem

    3 years ago

    Looking for an easy and inexpensive Christmas gift idea? Try Snowman Soup! You can find the Snowman Soup recipe and poem in various forms on the web, but, oddly enough, none of them mentioned how the ingredients related...

  • How to Create Personalized Disney Shirts on Zazzle
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    How to Create Personalized Disney Shirts on Zazzle

    4 years ago

    Personalized Disney shirts are easy to create on Zazzle and make great gifts for all the Disney fans in your life (or even yourself!).

  • How to Santa Yourself
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    How to Santa Yourself

    4 years ago

    If you love Elf Yourself, you'll love these sites that let you Santa yourself. You can become Santa Claus and send free ecards to your friends. But be careful - you may find it addicting.

  • Snowman Poop Poem
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    Snowman Poop Poem

    5 years ago

    To turn simple candy into "snowman poop" and create a fun gag gift for anyone on your gift list, all you need is a simple snowman poop poem. Here are 6 variations to use.

  • The Candy Cane Legend
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    The Candy Cane Legend

    5 years ago

    Are candy canes a reminder of why we celebrate Christmas? Many people think so. Here's more about the candy cane legend and the candy cane poems that describe this simple candy's message for believers.

  • Cool Christmas Cards
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    Cool Christmas Cards

    2 years ago

    Sure, you could send boxed holiday cards from the local superstore, but if you're looking for something more interesting, check out these cool options.

  • How to Start a Love Letter: Romantic Salutations You Can Use
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    How to Start a Love Letter: Romantic Salutations You Can Use

    7 years ago

    Many people would like to write a love letter to someone special, but don't know quite how to start. How should you begin a love letter? There's really no right way. There are many phrases you can use to get get...

  • Who Invented Chocolate?
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    Who Invented Chocolate?

    5 years ago

    Who invented chocolate? Its origins go back to the Mayans and Aztecs, but it was Christopher Columbus who brought it to Europe, where several people created inventions that led to chocolate as we know it today. ...

  • Ideas for Creative Christmas Letters
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    Ideas for Creative Christmas Letters

    3 years ago

    Stumped about what to put in your annual Christmas letter? Then think outside the box. Maybe it's time for an extreme makeover.

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