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sarah cottrell

About sarah cottrell

Sarah Cottrell is a member of the Stay-At-Home-Mom Club and proud herder of two loud boys. She earned her MFA in 2012 and then accidentally washed it in a load of laundry. Sarah's work can be found on popular websites like Mamalode, BlogHer, and Scary Mommy. Her work will appear in two new parenting anthologies in 2015.

Happy FIRST Birthday, Housewife Plus

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Happy FIRST Birthday, Housewife Plus!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Blogging is dumb. I heard that a few times when I started the Housewife Plus project. The first few months I wrote were boring, unfunny, and totally in secret. No one knew I had a blog. I wrote about everything in the beginning. I had no […]

Why I’m thankful for blogging

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House Guest: Good Girl Gone Redneck Is Sharing A Tender Moment With Housewife Plus…Don’t Miss…Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule I am very pleased to introduce you to my blog friend Andrea Bates of Good Girl Gone Redneck! Andrea is filled with the kind of online skills that make a writer like me envious at best. […]

Dear mom, you were right

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An open letter to my mom….about how right she was about everything.Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Every Monday I host a guest blogger in my House Guest series. It is a great chance to introduce new writers to you and also a great chance for me to learn more about the nuances of blogging. On occasion I […]

Meet some Scary Mommies

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Meet Some Scary Mommies And Lend A Hand To A Fabulous CauseClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Scary Mommy is a community of writers, readers, and parents that celebrates – and often pokes fun at – imperfect parenting. Jill Smokler, founder of Scary Mommy has put together an original and superbly funny holiday anthology that will make you laugh, […]

Step 1: Preheat the oven Step 2: Hose down the cat

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HOUSE GUEST: The Outstanding Comedienne Vikki Claflin is chilling with Housewife Plus!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Do you know what I love more than anything? Laughing. Laughing can cure darn near anything; broken hearts, the blues, writer’s block, a staring contest, even a tense moment. I spend my days searching for the funny moments because if I don’t […]

Listen To Your Mother 2015 is coming to Bangor, Maine

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Listen To Your Mother 2015 Is Coming To Bangor, Maine!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule I am thrilled to announce that Listen To Your Mother 2015 is coming to Bangor, Maine! I have been bursting at the seams trying to keep this a secret for weeks, but now that the official announcement has been made I am permitted […]

5 Reasons to try NaNoWriMo

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5 Reasons To Try #NaNoWriMoClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which is a fun if not rather ridiculous challenge to writers to compose a novel of 50,000 words between November 1st and the absolute last second of November 30th. Once the writer has finished the novella-sized tome it is […]

BDN Blogger, Sarah Cottrell makes editorial debut in Clash of the Couples

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#clashofthecouples will sucker-punch your funny bone!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule For anyone who ever thought that committed couples only ever fight about money, sex, or the dishes comes the hilariously absurd, Clash of the Couples. This anthology of modern romance will leave you choking back tears and fits of laughter inspired by the humor writings […]

5 Signs you’re an Internet troll

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5 Signs You’re An Internet TrollClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule As a blogger with connections to writers all over the world I hear a lot of complaining about the trolls ruining the comment sections of articles, especially those posted on the bigger blogs like Huffington Post or Scary Mommy. My own work has earned the […]

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver

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DIY Last Minute Halloween Kids Costume Problem SolverClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule I have a ridiculously smart 4YO. I’m not bragging here, he out wits me at least 18 times a day, folks. This clever child of mine can figure out almost anything. Mom and dad are spelling secrets to each other? Guess what?! He […]