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Where are you at on your resolutions for this year? Yeah…I scrapped my list before it ever really got started. So, I choose not to make resolutions anymore. Mainly, it’s because I am completely inadequate at achieving them, and frankly, remembering them past February hasn’t served me well, either. This decision has left me feeling […]
Once upon a time, I was a young mother with three little bitties who planned her life around grocery shopping. Each week, I would scour Pinterest and allrecipies.com as I made out my meal plan and the Almighty List. Then, on whatever day I could muster up the energy, I would pack the diaper bag with […]
I’m not usually one for clickbait, but there is one subject that gets me every time. Self-care. Despite my morning pep-talk, I am not actually Wonder Woman…unless WW also felt like she needed a nap most of the day and lived on coffee. I love seeing the ways other moms get their me time in. […]
As Moms, we worry about everyone else’s bums. There are diapers to change. Potty training to tackle. I even clean up after my dog on walks. But, as is often the case, Mom’s bum takes a back seat. That is until Mom’s bum refuses to be ignored. If you have a delicate stomach, stop right […]
Yes, go ahead and call me old-fashioned, but I read the newspaper. Perhaps it’s the journalist in me (I majored in journalism in college). Perhaps it is just as much a morning ritual as drinking my coffee. Maybe it was my grandparents’ influence on me; all those years that I observed them sipping coffee in […]
Hey y’all, and welcome to my new series called “Get in My Bag!” This is going to be my new monthly post (only if you guys love it), which will showcase my absolute favorites and must-haves — pretty much anything I’m loving at the moment. It can be anything from makeup, child products, skincare, or […]
Running isn’t rocket science. One foot in front of the other at a quick rate. Easy peasy. But, to run correctly and prevent injury? That’s the hard part. After coaching several couch to 5k running groups, I’ve picked up on the most common misconceptions and how to decrease your chance at injury. Gear Shoes Proper […]
The other day on Facebook I read that my friend’s three year old son was being bullied. Not just day-to-day kid stuff; he was actually bullied. A three year old. It broke my heart. This started a conversation about how and why three year olds could be so unkind to another child. Where on Earth […]
Did you know Americans throw away 40% of their groceries?!! WHAT?? That’s just insane. And I am insane for being part of this statistic. This is how I stopped throwing groceries away: gou·lash/goo·laSH noun: a highly seasoned Hungarian soup or stew of meat and vegetables, flavored with paprika. That definition is not what I was […]
I know, I know, GASP — I used the term “working moms.” Every single mom is a working mom, I realize. But, when you are a full-time working mother who is required to be somewhere in business attire at a specific time to meet with clients and look presentable, it’s a whole other ballgame. […]
My husband and I were talking to a friend about how we don’t feel like we have time for each other. We told her things like, “We want to slow down. There are always things to do and people to see. We are go, go, go.” Our friend quickly said, “To be fair, you do […]
I sat on the stairs with tears in my eyes as I listened to my daughter playing in her room with her dolls. My newborn baby boy was crying in his swing and all I wanted to do was hold him. But there were lesson plans to write, papers to grade, parents to email, and […]