Tag: conveniently green

I know you're ready, I just need another minute

I get how this works. I know things are going according to plan. And I know you’re ready… I just need another minute.  Guaranteed, there’s going to be tears.  You’ve probably seen me cry only a handful of times over the past 17 years- usually at video montages or curtain calls- but now every day... Read more »

Here's what you need to know about planning a family road trip to Mount Rushmore

Let me preface that I am NOT a road tripper. I know, I know- it’s the journey not the destination. But when said destination includes 950 miles in a confined space with two teens and a husband that I swear has a second bladder… that journey needs to go a little damn faster. For years... Read more »

Wednesday mornings with Chris Erskine

The irony is not lost on me. Ask 100 people to describe me, and I bet 99 of them wouldn’t use the word patient. That’s why it’s fairly humorous that I get annoyed with my kids’ need for instant gratification. There was a time when we had to wait nearly a week to see if... Read more »
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4 cookbooks every kitchen needs

Pinterest is great for searching and saving recipes. It’s also great for falling into a time-suck rabbit hole trying to re-find said recipes. Two hours later you’re even hungrier and have nothing to show for it. Yet, because Pinterest and Google are convenient- I rarely buy cookbooks anymore… …it has to be pretty damn special,... Read more »

Is this safe to eat? When you'll be safe and when you'll be sorry

It’s not that anyone ever wants to waste food, it’s just that sometimes we aren’t really sure if it’s still safe, or if we’ll end up sick from eating it. So we err on the side of caution and throw it away… along with our hard-earned dollars. Put your mind at ease, and save money... Read more »

Playing a Travel Sport? 4 Things Your Young Athlete Should Do

There’s no doubt that travel sports are a huge commitment…not just for the athlete but the entire family. A commitment in both money and time. Missed school…missed work…hours at practices….hours on the road….not to mention tournament fees, team fees, gear, uniforms, and still all the laundry that goes with it. Coaches have expectations for competition... Read more »
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7 Time-Saving Tips for Meal Planning

It’s not that cooking dinner is necessarily difficult, it can just become tedious…especially if one person is responsible for the majority of it. Evening’s are hectic enough and trying to get dinner on the table before heading out for sports & activities can be a challenge. On the flip side, I’m not willing to spend... Read more »

5 Unique Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

Although it seems like millennials are continually posting from all corners of the world, for most of us, traveling comes after much planning, saving, and researching. I know I’m fortunate to have traveled the around the world. While I’ve had my share of luxurious, over-the-top vacations, I’ve also had incredible experiences backpacking through Europe on... Read more »

5 Books to Help You Stick To Your Resolutions

Vowing that 2018 will be THE YEAR that you stick to your resolutions? Whether your New Year’s goals include eating healthier, tackling finances, managing stress, raising environmentally aware kids, or just finishing one book…these five books will help you put a check-mark by those resolutions. Feel like a beginner in all of these areas? These... Read more »
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It Might Be Time to Renegotiate Your Marriage

There typically comes a time when you look at your spouse and wonder, who the hell are you? Sure you might share the same bed every night, get the kids off to school, check off all the boxes of daily life together, but before you know it, days weeks months have passed without an actual... Read more »