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Karna Converse
Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Writer.
Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Writer.
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Literary Mama's February issue hit the virtual newsstand a couple of days ago. Here are my thoughts about why this volunteer-driven magazine is still popular after 10 years. 

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Proud of be part of this wonderful group of women who write, edit, and share thought-provoking pieces about motherhood and family. Check out our new issue at Literary Mama.

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Our December issue is out. Check it out and then consider joining us!

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Celebrating 8 years of publication and proud to be part of the Our Iowa family.

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8 years, 43 issues
It’s hard to believe Our Iowa is celebrating its 8th birthday this fall.  This is noteworthy, Publisher Roy Reiman and Editor Jerry Wiebel write in the October/November 2014 issue, considering that 60% of new magazines don’t make it to their first birthday ...

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A Watershed Moment
No more glasses! After 43 years of corrective vision, including 29 of contact lenses wear, I no longer need to reach for a pair of glasses before I get out of bed.  In June, I had refractive lensectomy surgery, a procedure that is similar to cataract surger...

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An Octopus has Arms, a Squid has Tentacles
“To the family—that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.”               from Dear Octopus: A Comedy in Three Acts               Written by Dodie Smith               1 896-1990 When I purchase...

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Happy to have another writing prompt up at Literary Mama.  Do you have octopus arms?  

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Thoughts on Motherhood
Brain, Child Magazine editors asked Literary Mama editors to contribute to their What Is Motherhood? blog series. Here's my response to the universal question:   What does motherhood mean to you? When you live in the Midwest, you mark time by wind chill and...

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Here's a roud up of  the great pieces recently published at Literary Mama. There's enough here to keep you busy all weekend!
  http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2014/05/literary-mama-27.html
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