Tag Archive: Hobbies

The Hobby Destroyer

How to ruin a hobby collage

Photo credit: “Turtle Collection” by The Eggplant via Flickr. I had a very similar collection as a kid. Alas, the turtles and any photos of them are gone. Find out why I’m so terrible at staying with hobbies, and help me not destroy the joy of hobbies for my kids.

Giving up Hobbies: The Day The Music Died

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (photo cover via Amazon)

Hobbies are good; they make you more interesting and interested in other people. In fact, one of the most popular posts on this blog is one I wrote last summer exploring the link between hobbies and happiness. It seems we all like the idea of hobbies, even if making time to pursue anything outside of…

When the English Teacher’s Kid Hates Books

Julie Gardner

I have Julie Gardner this week! Yes, I’m bragging. Julie is one of my blogging and writing idols. She has such a loyal following and for good reason. If you haven’t read her blog, please take my word for it and click through her archives. She’s truly an original with her blend of humor and…

Two Hours to Write (And Why it Works)

Photo by Roby Ferrari via Flickr

Today’s “Hobbies and Habits” guest blogger, Sarah Baughman, has a post that speaks directly to ME. I’ve struggled quite a bit in the past few years with how to make more time to write. I have no problem making time to blog because I absolutely love it, but my more “serious” writing gets pushed to…

A Guest Post From My Mom

Sackheim Family Photo 1979 (I'm the youngest)

Since my mom has always been passionate about her jobs and her hobbies, it’s fitting that she agreed to write a post for my blog’s hobbies and habits series. When I think of my parents, I see the theater, the symphony, and their love of art from modern to tribal. (There’s a six foot-tall giraffe…

My Juvenile Eating Habits

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt via Flickr

I’m turning 35 this week, which makes me want to reflect. I’m not foolish enough to say or even think “I’m so old,” but I do sense a certain importance hovering around this newest number. Of course it’s probably just self-importance, which is true of all blogs anyway. I’m self-aware enough to know that. For…