Our New House Wish List

Chris starts his new job tomorrow, and we couldn't be more excited.  Once he starts, we'll finally be able to get serious about something we've been thinking about for a while - house hunting. Credit Image: Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr ...more

Can I Get a Witness?

This is an open letter to people I have/do care about throughout my life who have either disregarded me, not seen my sexuality, or not seen my value and worth because of my weight. Some of these people I am still friends, even best friends, with but ...more

I Log Every Single Thing I Eat. Here's Why.

I've gotten a lot of questions about how I maintain my weight and what kind of diet I follow, so today we're going to talk a little about logging food and how it works for me and might (or might not) work for you. ...more

Get Ready for McDonald's Epic Closing Party with Rev. Run

Today, I am finally able to reveal the details behind the Closing Party for our 10th anniversary event, and it will be epic!We're thrilled that our longtime (six years running, thank you very much!) partner McDonald's is back to make the entire party ...more

How to Find Lost Items Using Psychic Powers (Really)

Approximately three months ago, I was losing my mind.Anyone who has planned their own wedding can probably relate to this. The stress of planning, combined with starting a new job and board exams had me at the point of total melt down. ...more

Congress Is Not Just For Old White Men - Moms Can Serve Too

The recent primary election brought the usual flood of campaign literature pouring through my letter slot. I had nearly tossed the pile into the recycling bin when I noticed something AMAZING.There was a large color photo of a Hispanic woman holding two tiny kids. The text began “As a mother of two children…” and was an endorsement for quality pre-K. It hit me – SHE was the candidate, and she was claiming her identity as a mother in her campaign for the state legislature. Had I ever seen such a thing before? Had it ever HAPPENED before?...more

24 Help Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

Ever feel like there aren't enough hours in one day? I get you. I totally do. Time management is a tricky thing. When I started on my work-at-home journey, the biggest struggle I had was time management. I don't have regular working hours. Sure, I don't have to commute, but being a work-at-home mom means I am also in charge of keeping the household running while keeping my business up and running at the same time. ...more
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Shamed for a Bike Ramp: What's Wrong with My Home Owners' Association?

Maybe I am just a hillbilly living in suburbia?...more
Well, I was going to find out where they all live and closely monitor and photograph their ...more

Lacking Direction in Life? Here's Why.

Do you find yourself lacking direction in life?Every morning, we awake to a new day, and it is up to us as individuals to decide if this fresh start will be used for good, enjoyment, and progress or if we will continue with our old habits while still wishing things were different. Which of these scenarios sounds like you?Of course the first option - enjoyment & progress - appeals  to most everyone, but most are deterred by the work involved....more

Lacking Direction in Life? Here's Why.

Do you find yourself lacking direction in life?Every morning, we awake to a new day, and it is up to us as individuals to decide if this fresh start will be used for good, enjoyment, and progress or if we will continue with our old habits while still wishing things were different. Which of these scenarios sounds like you?Of course the first option - enjoyment & progress - appeals  to most everyone, but most are deterred by the work involved....more

Naya Rivera Marries Ryan Dorsey Just 3 Months After Big Sean Ended Their Engagement

Barely three months after Big Sean broke up with Naya Rivera, photos of the Glee star getting married to...more

Blast From The Past - Jack Johnson And The History of Interracial Marriage in America

Jack Johnson was the first black heavyweight boxer of the world back in the early 1900's. He had three white wives, and refused to date a black woman. He was arrested and jailed for being with these white women and was recommended to be lynched for marrying them.Johnson was married three times ....more

Almost There

As it turns out, I don't really like moving. Yes, I like having a brand new space to play with - especially when that new space is a house that is easily a million times nicer and more comfortable than our old place. But good lord this whole moving thing is taking forever ....more

What Job Seekers Forget About Cover Letters?

Though a resume is the foundation on which your job application rests, the fact is that the cover letter is just as equally important. It is your first document that a prospective employer looks at. If it is interesting and has all the ingredients they are looking for, they will move on to the resume. That means, you should be able to capture the reader’s imagination and make him move up to the resume. More important it should be concise, well written and free of grammatical or semantic errors. ...more

20 Things We Unexpectedly Become Obsessed With Because Of Blogging

Today I'm teaming up with Ash from The Grits Blog....more

from trash to mine

You're at an estate sale. It's hot. There are lots of things you would like to buy, but they are going for too much money ....more

5 Things Travel Has Taught Jessica

As part of Twenty-Something Travels 5 Year Anniversary this week, all of the writer’s are counting down 5 major things travel has taught them. Here is Jessica’s list: I sat down in front of my blank laptop screen thinking that this would be an easy post to write. After all, I feel like I’ve learned more over the past few years of traveling than I did in all the years leading up to leaving Canada ....more

Road Trip - "Country Roads, Take Me Home"

A huge part of our Road Trip to Upstate NY is spent visiting many of our favorite people because the majority of them live around there. So, we make the rounds or they stop by so we can "spread the love" around.And boy can we spread the love.I suspect there is a collective sigh in Upstate NY when we hit the road for the "Return to Wisconsin" part of the Road Trip.(Some day, when my children are older, I dream of a Road Trip through the USA to visit family and friends who are scattered around. Doesn't that sound like fun?)...more