What's Wrong with This Picture? Why Maria Kang Can't Tell People What to Do.

Maria Kang is getting a lot of heat for this photo: Image: Facebook (fair use)...more
I don't need an excuse! Health and wellness are important to me, but prioritizing looking like a ... more

How Having a Baby Affected My Marriage

My second child is now four-months-old. Before he was born, all I heard was “having two kids is no joke.” People would constantly tell me how difficult it was to handle two kids and what a change it was from having only one child. They certainly did not lie, but I’m thankful to report that there is one area that I needlessly worried would be affected by baby number two: my marriage....more
@chicbananas it will always change, but that is part of growing together.  If you start out in a ... more

How Having a Baby Affected My Marriage

My second child is now four-months-old. Before he was born, all I heard was “having two kids is no joke.” People would constantly tell me how difficult it was to handle two kids and what a change it was from having only one child. They certainly did not lie, but I’m thankful to report that there is one area that I needlessly worried would be affected by baby number two: my marriage....more
@Knight N Daze haha, don't gag - I totally hate on him when appropriate, but I am SO happy to ... more

Would You Keep Working if You Won the Lottery?

Every once in awhile, my husband and I will have a conversation that leaves me wondering if we're on the same page. I go to bat for him all the time as he's an amazing, hands-on dad who also likes to vacuum and wash dishes. When people dis on dads, I point to him and say, "Nuh uh! See! Amazing!" But then something falls out of his mouth and one of my eyebrows does an insta-raise and I think, "Wait, what?" I had one of those moments recently when he got all "women belong in the kitchen, barefoot, and if not pregnant, baking me a pie" on me. ...more
I would quit the job I don't enjoy to focus on the writing that I do enjoy!  I love playing the ... more

Why I Unplugged For A Day

After my weekend unplugged, I feel like I know something the Joneses don't. I know how great it is to be in the moment with my family for a full day. Maybe now I'm actually one trot ahead. While the Joneses are "just checking in" at Starbucks on their way to buy matching Polos with their always-polite offspring, I've choosen to go back in time. I'm going Amish style, and hope they'll never catch me in my sweet horse and buggy! ...more
 @luckylori11 I also read that the reward center of our brain gets stimulated with each new ... more

Why I Unplugged For A Day

After my weekend unplugged, I feel like I know something the Joneses don't. I know how great it is to be in the moment with my family for a full day. Maybe now I'm actually one trot ahead. While the Joneses are "just checking in" at Starbucks on their way to buy matching Polos with their always-polite offspring, I've choosen to go back in time. I'm going Amish style, and hope they'll never catch me in my sweet horse and buggy! ...more
 @Rita Arens Good point.  Going outside is important as well.  I need to that more often too! more

Why I Unplugged For A Day

After my weekend unplugged, I feel like I know something the Joneses don't. I know how great it is to be in the moment with my family for a full day. Maybe now I'm actually one trot ahead. While the Joneses are "just checking in" at Starbucks on their way to buy matching Polos with their always-polite offspring, I've choosen to go back in time. I'm going Amish style, and hope they'll never catch me in my sweet horse and buggy! ...more
 @JenGagnon I did learn how helpful many of them are though.  I learned that it's just about ... more

This Working Mom Roller Coaster Needs Tighter Seat Belts

As I boarded my roller coaster of emotion Tuesday morning, I felt pretty good. I told myself returning to work from maternity leave would be different this time around. I really believed it would be easier because this isn’t my first experience. I know what to expect. I know what problems came up the first time, so I already have solutions prepared. At least I thought I had prepared for whatever could come up… The universe had a different message for me....more
 @mommybanter yes and if one more friend that's a SAHM tells me that if I just pinched pennies I ... more

This Working Mom Roller Coaster Needs Tighter Seat Belts

As I boarded my roller coaster of emotion Tuesday morning, I felt pretty good. I told myself returning to work from maternity leave would be different this time around. I really believed it would be easier because this isn’t my first experience. I know what to expect. I know what problems came up the first time, so I already have solutions prepared. At least I thought I had prepared for whatever could come up… The universe had a different message for me....more
 @synnovemarte Thank you. I hope to have it figured out by #3. Maybe then I won't have to go ... more

This Working Mom Roller Coaster Needs Tighter Seat Belts

As I boarded my roller coaster of emotion Tuesday morning, I felt pretty good. I told myself returning to work from maternity leave would be different this time around. I really believed it would be easier because this isn’t my first experience. I know what to expect. I know what problems came up the first time, so I already have solutions prepared. At least I thought I had prepared for whatever could come up… The universe had a different message for me....more
 @aaustin13 Thanks :-) more