Tag: your healthier life

The year I spent only $23 at Target

I don’t live in the middle of nowhere. It’s a 10 minute walk from my house to Target- and there’s probably three more within five miles of me. And, no, I wasn’t trying to annoy my family with another year challenge. Really, it started because of my brother-in-law. In a random conversation I mentioned that... Read more »

I was THAT mom... not proud, but not sorry

I know they’re only kids. I know it’s only a game. I also understand that hockey is a physical sport. But watching a kid get elbowed in the head and lifted off her skates while the ref ignores the blatant illegal hit… well that shit doesn’t fly. I am a Hockey mom. Both my son... Read more »

Finding myself: a mom's story

I’m uncomfortable. Once again I’m teetering on the edge of that comfort zone. I know it’s inevitable, I’ve been here before, but it doesn’t make it any more welcome this fourth time around. Like I said, I’ve been here before. While there’s hundreds of parenting books, there’s really no manual out there for moms. Sure,... Read more »
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5 things I'm loving this week

This was a week of firsts for me. I took my first solo trip: not a girls weekend, not meeting a friend, just me initially surrounded by strangers. I rode a bike for the first time in a really, really long time (amazing that a beach path makes you want to ride forever). And, I... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Out of my comfort zone: a mom's story

It likely begins of the day we return home from the hospital. The day we sit down on our couch with a newborn and wonder “what do I do now?” It’s up to me to keep this baby safe and teach it strength, independence, and compassion. How the hell do I do that? I’ll admit... Read more »

9 simple ways to make EVERY day Earth Day

Earth Day is sort of like high school English class: after twelve years of grammar lessons, we still don’t know when to use lay/lie or how to properly use a comma. The first recognized Earth Day occurred in 1970… 48 years later we’re still trying to understand how to best preserve our environment. It’s become... Read more »
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3 reasons why you need to buy a whole pomegranate, not just the seeds

You’ve probably heard about the incredible health benefits of pomegranates: loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber, high in Vitamin C, and a great source of Vitamin A. While the majority of all of the nutrients are found in the seeds, there’s good reason to buy the whole fruit. Technically a berry, pomegranates are in season... Read more »