Latest Blog Posts

How to Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day In Style

How to Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day In Style

A few weeks ago, Build-a-Bear invited me to write an article about National Teddy Bear Day.  That's right, teddy bears get their own day.  And you, depending on your fun-o-meter, get to celebrate it. 

 

I didn't know where to start.  Let's be honest.  It's Build-a-Bear Workshop, and come on - National Teddy Bear Day. I was conflicted.  This was either a heavy responsibility or the biggest occasion for silliness... ever. 

 

I was on the phone with my husband that day, talking about our family's schedule.  "What do your deadlines look like today?" he asked, hoping I'd gotten all my writing assignments done early. 

"It's big, Joel," I admitted. 

"Oh, no. What?  What is big?" he begged me to spit it out. 

"This is a big assignment - it's National Teddy Bear Day!" I white-knuckled the phone.

 

Pause. 

 

How did we get here?  I don't know, but my husband's laughter was all I needed to craft one of the most lighthearted, creative, and yes, silly articles I've ever put together. 

A freelance writer guide to National Teddy Bear Day

 

By the time I was done with the piece, I had to nix about four pages of ideas from the final product, because the wit was flying.

 

A freelance writer guide to National Teddy Bear Day

 

Here it is. How to Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day (like the serious, buttoned-up grownup you are).  Please enjoy it, because I really did face-swap a bear to achieve this level of awesome. 

Gender Differences vs. Gender Inequality - Don't Confuse the Two

Gender Differences vs. Gender Inequality - Don't Confuse the Two

First Day of Kindergarten Ideas for New Traditions

First Day of Kindergarten Ideas for New Traditions