Two Bobble Heads and One Rumpus Injury in the Bahamas

The second morning of our cruise  I woke up at six in the morning! Ready for my run! I ran up the steps to the track! Only to gaze at the beautiful sunrise over Coco Cay. It was the perfect start to my relaxing day and it was dream not to run on the icy streets of Edmonton. It was only after my delightful warm sweaty run - I ran back to the room and wrestled Mr. MBA out of bed! "We're here! We're here get up!" "It's seven!" "So! Get up!...more

Use Humor to Tackle This Big Adventure

As a personal trainer, let me say something shocking: Exercise doesn’t sound like fun. It sounds like prescription medicine, or some mystical elixir of life, conjured up only through the little-known dark arts of alchemy. If only it were that simple. If only magic could get thee to the gym. ...more

I could have written these words... "
As a personal trainer, let me say something shocking: ...more

No More Blueberries. Ever.

I should have known that I had not given birth to a little lady. I should have known when, at less than a week old on the changing table, legs held high in my hands, she fired a torrent of liquid newborn crap like a canon across a dresser and down a wall.I should have known....more

We've always had a video monitor for her room, but it captures her bed. I'm seriously ...more

Pounds and Time...It is All so Confusing

I recently returned from traveling and can’t seem to shake a problem I had with the airlines on the weight of my luggage.  I am amazed and somewhat ashamed at how much stuff I took with me, but to defend myself, I was packing to be gone three weeks! How did the nomadic people do it?  Traveling from place to place with all their belongings and no suitcases?  I wish I knew one to interview!  I just know it would have made a difference in the w...more

T-shirts, Fanny Packs, and Visors, Oh My!

Boy, have I gotten off-track quite a bit lately with my blog posts.  I’ve veered down the road with thoughts on everything from infidelity to jogging to Simon Cowell.  (Not sure if all those are related, but I’ll ponder that and get back to you.) For the sake of returning to the true theme of my blog  – being over 40 but remaining “24” in every way we can – let’s turn our attention to fashion.  Let me begin by saying that I write, unfortunately, from some experience in what not to do in this regard.  I have certainly committed ...more

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Even Though Sometimes My Punch Lines Fall Flat

It’s easy for me to see why humor is a beautiful characteristic –- after all, the sound of laughter and the look of a big, wide smile are two very beautiful things. But cultivating humor is hard -– truly amusing people, I suspect, are just born that way. Most people are probably like me: personable and fun, but not actually funny-funny. Does this mean I’m missing a key beautiful quality? Do funny people shine a little brighter than the rest of the ho-hum world? ...more

You are right - humor is so much more than jokes. The older I get, the more I see the ...more

The Stifling of the Seas: It's Just Not for Me!

My husband and I were elated when we discovered his parents planned on being in Florida at the same time with us. They  thought it would be the  perfect way to escape the cold and spend time with their grand kids. They also offered to watch the kids so Mr. MBA and I could go on a cruise!  It seemed like the perfect getaway! Seven days of  us time! Sailing out on the open seas!...more
@KarenLynnn  @BarbRey Karen, my Mom loved every minute of it. She had a great time with Princess ...more


Yesterday I became a published author. Not an author of a whole book, but a published contributing author. A published, contributing author in a book that was printed and showed up on a bookstore shelf. The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul New Moms came out yesterday and you can find me on page 231....Continue Lanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

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Lessons in Parenting: Death Comes to Snowgirl

Certain things you expect to learn when you become a parent: changing diapers, folding onesies, bulking up the college savings.Then along comes a Snowgirl....more

I haven't forgotten the caption competition by the way

Greetings! This is just a quick post to let you know that I haven't forgotten about announcing a winner for my sick caption competition. ...more