Anita Ojeda

Anita Ojeda

Anita Ojeda juggles writing with teaching high school English and history. When she's not lurking in odd places looking for rare birds, you can find her camping with her kids, adventuring with her husband or mountain biking with her students.

How to Use Keywords to Increase Your Organic Traffic

Wondering how to use keywords to increase your organic blog traffic? Check out these tips and hacks for choosing keywords that will help your post gain credibility with search engines. #SEO #blogging #beginner #keywords

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Book Talk Tuesday: Books to Strengthen Your Faith

If you’re looking for books to strengthen your faith, you won’t want to miss this new release from Lauren Gaskill Why You Need Books to Strengthen Your Faith You may wonder why anyone would need to read more than the Bible to strengthen their faith. I’ll tell you why. Although the Bible has myriad examples of ordinary people who walked with God through trials, some times, those giants of faith don’t seem relatable to us today. We don’t have to…

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Don’t Neglect the Importance of Caregiver Self-Care

The month of November marks the beginning of another National Family Caregivers Month in the United States. You may wonder what a family caregiver IS and why anyone would set aside an entire month to recognize them. You may not even realize that this month is set aside to celebrate YOU. Neglecting caregiver self-care can prove deadly, so follow along this month as we explore ways to take care of yourself during your caregiving seasons. Are YOU a Family Caregiver?…

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Learn About Yoast SEO for Beginners

Today, we’ll tackle Yoast SEO for beginners. Don’t fall over backwards in your chair when you see the length of this post. It’s mostly pictures. I promise. You CAN Figure out SEO! SEO kind of reminds me of the Dread Pirate Roberts from the Princess Bride. It’s really not that dreadful once you understand it a bit. SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimization.’ Which simply means that you do things to your posts to make sure that they show up…

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How Can You Help Rewrite Negative Inner Dialogue?

We all have inner dialogue that plays on repeat and forms our core values about ourselves. What happens when that inner dialogue repeats negative messages hour after hour? The Toll of Negative Inner Dialogue I asked my students to spend ten minutes writing down their goals last week. Some of them came up with impressive lists of what they’d like to accomplish. A few just sat there. The next day, I asked them to list all the barriers they see…

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Celebrate with Whole-Wheat Brownies!

Whole-wheat brownies are the perfect place to hide whole-wheat flour and healthier choices. Whole-Wheat Brownies Ever since Pedro’s cancer recovery, we’ve tried to bake healthier and eat more whole-grain products. Whatever you do, don’t try to quit white flour cold-turkey, trust me, your family won’t appreciate it. Over time, you can add less white flour and more whole-wheat flour. It took us about two years to make the change. The type of whole-wheat flour you use makes a big difference.…

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Looking for a Spicy Vegetarian Burger? Try this Taco Burger!

Craving a spicy taco burger? Be bold and give this vegetarian burger recipe a whirl! Spicy Vegetarian Burger Recipe Saves Money I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the usual burger offerings at restaurants or from the frozen food section. Not to mention that prepared fake meats get pricey. I have nothing to compare it to, I guess, since I don’t buy real meat, but paying $1.25 a burger seems a little steep. For about $4.00 (and…

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Unfiltered Words Wound Worse than Swords

Do you have a family member who suffers from a mental illness? I learned the hard way what happens when I don’t filter my words. Unfiltered Words Wound Worse than Swords At the time, we thought we said the right things. We thought we spoke in love and Christian admonition. Unfortunately, in our urge to correct and to help Sarah, our daughter, make good choices, we spoke without first letting the Holy Spirit filter our words. “What you’re doing is…

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This Vegetarian Pozole Recipe will Serve an Entire Fiesta

You can serve this vegetarian pozole to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free friends, and meatatarians alike. Everyone will love it. The recipe will feed a small crowd, too! Pozole or Posole? First of all, let’s get the spelling correct. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word origin is the Nahuatle word for ‘boil,’ and it’s written ‘pozolli’ with a root word of ‘pozon.’ I’m not an etymologist, but I did major in Spanish in college and I may be able to shed…

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Instant Pot Vegan Chili con Carne Recipe Uses Faux Meat

This vegan chili con carne recipe is just one example of how to use faux meat (and hide the fact from your friends and family until after they tell you how tasty it is!). Isn’t Vegan Chili con Carne a Contradiction in Terms? One thing you need to understand about lifelong vegetarians is this—they probably have some weird fake meat habits hiding in their closets. Not that there’s anything wrong with fake meat. I even like some of the stuff.…

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