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Darla's Blog Picks - Quiz to flatten your tummy, fall porch decorating, funny cats and more!

by Darla Lindauer Published: September 27, 2013

1. PositiveMed

By: I see reference to “we” on the site, but no names. Credit goes to PositiveMed.

What blog is about – “An independent website that promotes health and wellness all around the world.”

Featured post – 9 Tips to Avoiding Procrastination

If you are a procrastinator, this might help you. But, if you have a more organized way of thinking and doing things, this proves people are so different. Sometimes I am so thankful for my OCD. As I read this, I was confused on why it has to be so complicated. Do people really have to do all of this just to accomplish a goal? This is how it works for me: If it needs to be done, do it. If you have a lot of things to do, then organize and plan it out and do it until you’re done. That is how my mind works. I do not understand all the tips here, but I am sure they are good for the procrastinator. – Darla Lindauer

2. The Matt Walsh Blog

By: Matt Walsh

What blog is about – Anything he wants to write about.

Featured post – Dear parents, you need to control your kids. Sincerely, non-parents

Bravo to the writer of this post and to the mother who stood her ground. As a mother of a child with Aspergers, I have experienced the great meltdown of the century many times. Thankfully, I am a person who does not really care what other people are thinking or I could be more stressed out than I am at times. I am not sure it is always non-parents who think like this, because I have seen parents give “the look,” as well. Think about this next time you see this happen: My daughter has meltdowns, not to get her way, but because she is unable to process an emotion or situation. As the mother, I wish I could help, but I cannot. She is older now, and, after her outburst, she will say to me, “I wish I could control that better.” Don’t assume a child or the parent is bad.Darla Lindauer

3. The Garden Glove

By: Kathy Woodward

What blog is about – Do it yourself gardening ideas

Featured post – Fall Porch and Yard Decorating Ideas

I just love decorating for fall. Of course, since I have young children, I do have to have two scarecrows and painted pumpkins everywhere. I am not sure a decorator would approve of my look, but it is fun. I liked this post because it gave a few different styles rather than just the pumpkin look. I did see another post that I loved, too, which is “More Easy Garden Projects with Stone.” When your flowers are gone for the winter, it is fun to fill the space with some stone designs. I actually replaced my flowers this year with a rock garden. It looks great all year, and I don’t have to water it!Darla Lindauer


By: Clark

What blog is about – “Sarcastic humor, funny animals and whatever I want”

Featured post – 27 Cats That Immediately Regret Their Decisions

I had a cat going on 13 years, and he never did anything funny like this. He was always a loner cat. This year, he decided to interact with us for the first time. But, my daughter had a major allergic reaction to him, so we had to give him to another family. I was laughing when I saw this blog, though, and I just had to share it. I think, of all of the photos and videos, I love the one where the cat jumps into the bean bag and just stays there. – Darla Lindauer

5. The Dr. OZ Show

By: The site is managed by different contributors, but no byline is listed. Credit for this post goes to The Dr. OZ Show.

What blog is about – All health-related topics

Featured post – Fattening vs. Flattening Food Quiz

Well, I got a 53% on my quiz. I think if I understood all the types of cholesterol better, I would have gotten a higher score! I guess the good thing is, I learned something. I did not know that trans fat was looked at as a good cholesterol to be used since it has a longer shelf life. I see some research coming on for me. I wish I could go back in time to my grandmother’s house and eat the food from her garden and not have to even think of all these things. - Darla Lindauer

Compiled by Darla Lindauer. If you would like your or someone else’s blog to be considered for this column, email

by Darla Lindauer
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Darla Lindauer, Data Team Manager of the News and Information Center, has been with OPUBCO Communications Group for six years. During this time, she has been successful in developing and implementing multiple strategic operations leading to a...
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