Learning to love my messy home

Learning to love my messy home
Have you ever gone into someone’s house and fallen in love? Everything is immaculate, the furniture all matches, it’s high end and there isn’t a chip or scratch on anything. It’s the kind of house where you can picture yourself in comfy cotton clothes, big fuzzy socks and melting into the buttery leather couch with... Read more »

Skinny Pop won't make you skinny

Skinny Pop won't make you skinny
I’m not sure if it’s because Skinny Pop is now on sale at Costco, or if it’s just that I’m looking for it, but that popcorn has shown up everywhere this past week. I am quite the popcorn snob and enjoy the snack immensely. However, I’ve never been a huge fan of Skinny Pop. I’m... Read more »

Facebook: to friend or not to friend

Facebook: to friend or not to friend
Every once in a while I’ll get a friend request on Facebook from someone I’ve never heard of before. I typically ignore it and move on. However, there are a few “friends” that I have no idea what to do with. They are hanging in limbo and I’m not quite sure what category to place... Read more »
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Missing Joan Rivers: 12 of her best one-liners

Missing Joan Rivers: 12 of her best one-liners
So sad to hear that Joan Rivers passed away. She was by far my favorite comedian. Not only did she say it like it was, but she had the best self deprecating humor out there. There really is no other like her – in Joan’s memory, here are some of her best one-liners. Thanks for... Read more »

Coloring book for adults

Have you seen all the coloring books for adults out floating on the internet? I spent the weekend with a group of people I didn’t really know. We had some down time, so I printed up THIS BOOK and broke out some crayons. Talk about an ice breaker. We are officially no longer strangers. In... Read more »

I thought I was perfect too

I thought I was perfect too
Dear judgmental moms in Starbucks, Before my kids were born, I knew exactly how I was going to raise them and exactly how they’d turn out. They’d have a few flaws here and there, but we’d pretty much have a perfect family. I just knew it. Then when they were little, I struggled a little... Read more »
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No, I'm not signing my son up for football

No, I'm not signing my son up for football
I’m not exactly close with the parents of my 7-year-old’s friends. It’s difficult to listen to them talk about their worries when quite frankly I don’t really give a crap about their kid’s social standing. I’m not terrified if my son doesn’t have the very best teacher, or doesn’t finish all his math problems on... Read more »

Sending my daughter to college for the first time

Sending my daughter to college for the first time
There are so many articles bursting with advice as to how we should handle letting our children step into the world. I’ve avoided most of them because they always make me cry. So here’s my best shot at a letter to my daughter describing the roller coaster of emotions my heart and head are experiencing.... Read more »

Youth Sports Costs: How much is too much?

Youth Sports Costs: How much is too much?
Sitting at a meeting yesterday for my daughter’s soccer team, I couldn’t help but wonder if we’re all nuts. The initial chunk of change to sign up was quite a bit, but we’ve been paying that amount for a few years now, so that doesn’t surprise me. However, looking at our tournament schedule, we’ll probably... Read more »
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Who do you want to be?

Who do you want to be?
This summer has provided a number of events that caused me to take a long hard look about where I am and how I want to live my life. I don’t want to waste one more day living life like status quo. It’s time to shake things up and be this type of person: Someone... Read more »