Motivated by my own lies

A Lie. Let me tell you a little about a lie I told recently… I was in a meeting with a bunch of big wigs at my company yesterday. I had been nominated for a leadership development program the company offers, and we were having a kick-off meeting for all that were nominated for the... Read more »

Facts and Fiction in the Whole30

Yesterday I posted about my first week trying out the Whole30. I received an interesting comment directing me to a blog that disputes many of the claims from the book It Starts With Food. I looked up this blog, called Nutrition as I know It, and found many points to be very interesting. I am... Read more »

Some introspection leading to the Whole30

With the new year comes many resolutions. The problem with my new years resolutions is that most of the time, they don’t work. I don’t take enough time to prepare for the changes that I want to make, physically, situationally, or emotionally. This year I made the same resolutions I make every year, quit smoking,... Read more »

The sleep habits of a mother in grad school

Sleep. It’s like an illicit drug. That’s a mother’s daydream, I think. There’s never enough of it or enough time for it. The craziest time in my life also involved my craziest sleeping schedule, and that would have been graduate school. I was in graduate school getting my Masters degree for two and a half... Read more »

A letter to my son who doesn't understand Multiple Sclerosis

My dearest Ant Man, I am so sorry you have to watch me cry. I am so sorry that I cannot get down on the floor and play with you for days at a time, sometimes weeks. I am so sorry that you have to deal with the issues that come with my multiple sclerosis... Read more »

From Number One to Number Two in 3 days: Potty Training Boot Camp

I’ve done a lot of research on potty training over the last couple years. I knew there would come a time when we could finally say GOODBYE to diapers and pull-ups. I kept seeing people posting about how they potty trained their two year old in just TWO days. TWO DAYS TO A POTTY TRAINED... Read more »

Tis the Season... a New Holiday Proposal...

In my world, holidays mean family. Period. I’m lucky because I have an awesome family. They are a colorful group of goofballs that are never even close to being politically correct or slow to make an inappropriate joke. I love them with all of my heart, and I am happy to share in the pleasure... Read more »

This Blogger Life: Breaking my own rules and admitting that I am not invincible

I set rules for myself all the time. I label them as goals, but they’re rules. I mean, a goal of not eating any fast food in the month of August is like making a rule for not eating fast food. I broke my rules. I broke rules that I found important to me. I... Read more »

A letter to my self-esteem, an apology for our disagreements

Dear Self-Esteem, Over the many years of my life, we have had a love-hate relationship. We’ve been through our share of rough moments. Sometimes between you and my ego I just go kind of crazy. I know we fight and argue a lot, but I need you. In our most recent disagreement you left and... Read more »

My 3 day diet attempt, a new guy, and August goals update

In my last post I discussed my goals for the month of August. I am happily well on track. It’s been 10 days in the month of August, and I am doing just fine! This makes me very excited and motivated. I decided to try this 3 day diet (I have never used a link... Read more »