The Dose of Reality

Lisa is a 40-something year-old  mother, wife and in her previous life she was a practicing physician in Internal Medicine. These days the only doctoring she does is diagnosing her kids with "don't want to go to bed itis" and assuring her husband that man-colds are not fatal. Ashley is a mostly-stay-at-home mom, wife, and an occasional nurse (turns out she would rather just play a nurse on TV). At this point, she stands a better chance of creating world peace than keeping her house clean and organized. Ashley and Lisa feel that if it takes a village, shouldn't that village be honest and hold each other up, rather than knock each other down by pretending we are perfect? At The Dose of Reality, you will get that kind of truth, because we believe strongly in telling it like it is, like it really is.

Pinterest Nightmare #735: Solafeet Portable Foot Tanner

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer! When summer rolls around, we here at The Dose of Reality always try to kick it up a notch in the beauty department. We switch out all of our regular yoga pants … Continue reading → The post Pinterest Nightmare #735: Solafeet Portable Foot Tanner appeared first on The Dose of Reality ....more

Would You Rather: Give Up TV Or Books?

Today’s would you rather question is courtesy of the lovely Lisa of The Golden Spoons so don’t blame me when you rock in the corner and cry trying to answer it. I mean, that is what I did when I … Continue reading → The post Would You Rather: Give Up TV Or Books? appeared first on The Dose of Reality ....more

Pinterest Nightmare #605: An Unforgettable Cookout

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!! We know you’ll be too busy calling up friends, squirting on the bug spray, and firing up the grill for a cookout to be on Pinterest today. But the Dose Girls don’t want you to have … Continue reading → The post Pinterest Nightmare #605: An Unforgettable Cookout appeared first on The Dose of Reality ....more

Goodbye, Sneezy! FRAM Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filter Made It Easy!

There are two things I always have close at hand. No, one of them is not chocolate. (Although that is a good guess!) I always have my phone, and I always, *always* have tissues ....more

Goodbye, Sneezy! FRAM Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filter Made It Easy!

There are two things I always have close at hand. No, one of them is not chocolate. (Although that is a good guess!) I always have my phone, and I always, *always* have tissues. We are an allergy family. One of us is always sneezing and pawing at our itchy and watery eyes. That's just how we roll. We do a lot of things to help in our home, but one place we've found to be the worst for sneezing and general allergy irritation is in the car....more

Would You Rather: Be Hot And Dry Or Cold And Wet?

Between the start of Friday and the end of Friday, our weather went from roasting hot to a monsoon. It was crazy y’all. I took my children to the pool for the day and by the time I finished all … Continue reading → The post Would You Rather: Be Hot And Dry Or Cold And Wet? ...more

Pinterest Nightmare #563: The Desk Sandbox

Summer is officially here! It’s the time of the year we get to look forward to fun, sun, backyard cookouts, swimming, and…WORK. That’s right, we all know that once you become an official grown-up you don’t actually get a three … Continue reading → The post Pinterest Nightmare #563: The Desk Sandbox appeared first on The Dose of Reality ....more

Diva Dashing Our Way To Pro-Health

We told you all at the beginning of the summer that we were strongly considering thinking about making this the summer that we contemplated getting into shape. When we commit ourselves to pondering something, we really just go for it! … Continue reading → The post Diva Dashing Our Way To Pro-Health appeared first on The Dose of Reality ....more

Would You Rather: Tap, Tap, Tap Or Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle?

My ears are no doubt still ringing from the amazing Katy Perry concert last night, so I am bringing you a blast from the past today! Recently, Lisa and I found ourselves having a conversation about tap shoes. It might … Continue reading → The post Would You Rather: Tap, Tap, Tap Or Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle? ...more

Pinterest Nightmare #334: Half Christmas

It’s hard to keep up with trends during the summer. With the kids at home all day, we’re busy making meal after meal (didn’t they *just* eat a few hours ago?), applying and re-applying sunscreen (quit wiggling!), and sending children … Continue reading → The post Pinterest Nightmare #334: Half Christmas appeared first on The Dose of Reality ....more