How Zelda Williams's Tweet About Her Dad Brought Back 20 Years of Grief

“I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” Sitting at my desk at work, I read the words on my computer from Zelda, Robin Williams’ daughter,  who tweeted about his death. For some reason I decided to look at the clock, I wanted ...more

She Told Me That I'm So Skinny

"But you're so skinny..." It was just a casual comment, uttered without much thought, certainly not meant as criticism.  She probably doesn't even remember that she said it.  She certainly bubbled on to the next thought ...more

A Change in Body is the Mark of a Good First Year of Marriage

Your wedding day. You worked so hard to get to that day looking your best. You munched on salads, tried crazy diets and avoided sweets for months to drop those pounds. Maybe even a slight stomach flu to help you drop those last 5 pounds. After all ...more

Keep the Ice Packs Close and Other Advice for When You Have Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

I think I'm going to put this down as a milestone on Facebook. You know right after "got engaged," "got married," "had a baby," and now... "contracted Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease." Because, I have to tell you, right now, it feels like a ...more

I'm Glad I Stuck with Breastfeeding After a Rocky Start

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week marks World Breastfeeding Week. A few years ago, these events would have passed without significance, but after having my son and experiencing a long and rewarding breastfeeding ...more

5 Tips to Start Yoga at Home

Yoga can be intimidating. I know; I was completely intimidated by it at first. I started yoga because I saw beautiful poses on Instagram and wanted to try them. When I did try them, they turned out to be harder than they looked. So, I started practicing yoga at home, and today I want to share with you 5 tips that helped me establish my at home yoga practice. ...more
I sincerely believe it is best to do some beginner/basics classes so you can get the alignment ...more

Zelda Williams, I Lost My Dad to Suicide, Too

“I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” Sitting at my desk at work, I read the words on my computer from Zelda, Robin Williams’ daughter,  who tweeted about his death. For some reason I decided to look at the clock, I wanted to know what time it was... 8:38 AM. I lasted a little over 12 hours after hearing the news before it finally hit me. The night before, Trey had given me a hug and asked if I was okay. I said yes, which was true at the time but now it was different. Now I was not okay. “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” ...more
Thanks for your comment, I am still unsure if my dad was every properly diagnosed. I think he ...more

The Death of Robin Williams, And What Suicide Isn't

I was coming home from a long day of working when I saw the news on Twitter. Today, probably sometime this morning, Robin Williams, beloved American actor, passed away in his California home. The coroner suspects that he committed suicide, probably from asphyxiation. ...more
Thanks CraigDickinson, this is something I have lived with for a very long time. I am in a ...more

Hanging Up the Cleats

As of last weekend, my softball season has officially come to an end (well except for the team I manage, but don’t actively play on…that tournament is over Labor Day weekend.) But for all intents and purposes, my season is over. My Maryland alumni team played so-so in the elimination round of our tournament on Saturday. We won our first game, but got knocked out in the next round by a Tufts team that was just crushing home runs ....more

The Highlight of IDEA World’s Blogfest: Jillian Michaels! (Day 2 Recap)

Happy Hump Day everyone! This week is going by fast for me, partly because I’ve been trying to catch up on work and rest the past few days. I was beat after having a busy schedule, so much fun, and little sleep while at IDEA World! ...more

Someone got a facelift

Hi guys! Happy Wednesday <3 Hope your week is going well! It’s all downhill from here ....more

My week thusfar

Well, summer sure came back with a vengeance in our neck of the woods! I was hoping to do a little more walking this week to give my arm a rest but still get in cardio but us curly hair girls only look like this in heinous humidity... (Google image search) Last night we did Shaun T's T25 Focus Cardio which is quite a calorie burner for 25 minutes ....more

Shrimp and Pineapple Packets with Coconut-Cilantro Rice

I’m not sure I could get through summer without my grill. I mean, I’m sure I’d figure out a way, but it’s definitely not something I want to do. We grill out nearly every single dinner in the summertime, and because of this frequency, we long ago stepped away from the grilling comfort zone of burgers and brats ....more

What One Month of PiYo Can Do

It wasn’t even a month ago that I walked into my first live PiYo class. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but I had heard a lot of people talking about it. And as you know, I instantly fell in love ....more

Where did that skill come from?

Like a lot of parents, I often think about the nature/nurture influences on my son. In addition to his daddy's captivating eyes will he inherit a love of playing music, too? My little guy has already showed some proficiency at telling stories like his Mom, but will that skill continue as he grows older?...more

My Favorite Oven Roasted Carrots

It’s been an extremely long time since I’ve partaken in a What I ate Wednesday post. This probably has a lot to do with that thing called summer. When I have a little more alone time that means I get some more time to take random photos of food I’m ingesting – instead of hearing “MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMM”, or “he got more than me!” ....more

Buffalo Chicken Soup

I know we still have one month until the first official day of fall but I’m getting super pumped y’all!! ...more