Letter To My Son On His Seventh Birthday

Thomas, I would say that I can’t believe you are seven but you have brought so much joy to my life that yes, I know exactly how many days you have been here. I have never met a kid who is happier to be awake than you. You wake up, you bounce out of bed and you’re ready to meet the day ....more

Save $$$ On Your Next Vacation: The Benefits Beyond Groceries At BJ’s Wholesale Club

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of BJ’s Wholesale Club and all opinions are 100% my own. I’ve been shopping at BJ’s for about three months now and I’ve quickly become a fan. I love that they have a wide selection of organic food and my kids had a ball with some of the summer toys we found in the center of the store ....more

Confession: I’m Scared Every Day

Last December, I was in the biggest funk of my life. If I wasn’t actively doing something with my kids, I was in the bed, attempting to sleep the day away. It hit me that the “sadness” I was feeling was actually depression and it stemmed from a number of things and past traumas that I never quite worked through ....more

#SmashYourGoals – 5 Steps To Successful Goal Setting (Part 5 – Reflect)

You’re reading my five-part goal setting series to help you #SmashYourGoals. Read the other four tips here. 1) Determine what YOU want 2) Visualization 3) Break your goals into bite-sized chunks 4) Do the damn work 5) Assess + Celebrate So you did some soul searching, you wrote down your goals, you made those goals manageable, then you rolled up your sleeves and went to work ....more

#SmashYourGoals – 5 Steps To Successful Goal Setting (Part 4 – Do The Damn Work))

You’re reading my five-part goal setting series to help you #SmashYourGoals. Read the other four tips here. 1) Determine what YOU want 2) Visualization 3) Break your goals into reasonable steps 4) Do the work! ...more

#SmashYourGoals – 5 Steps To Successful Goal Setting (Part 3 – Baby Steps)

You’re reading my five-part goal setting series to help you #SmashYourGoals. Read the other four tips here. 1) Determine what YOU want 2) Visualization 3) Break your goals into bite-sized chunks Everyone gives this advice but don’t nobody listen ....more

#SmashYourGoals – 5 Steps To Successful Goal Setting (Part 2 – Visualization)

You’re reading my five-part goal setting series to help you #SmashYourGoals. Read the other four tips here. 1) Determine what YOU want 2) Visualization The simplest method of visualization is to just write.it.down ....more

#SmashYourGoals – 5 Steps To Successful Goal Setting (Part 1)

You’re reading my five-part goal setting series to help you #SmashYourGoals. Read the other four tips here. 1) Determine what YOU want Not what your parents want ....more

When Childhood Memories Come Full Circle

This is a sponsored post by Tootsie Pops and these opinions are 100% my own. It’s a widely accepted fact that old people in church always have “the candy”—usually the peppermint, the butterscotch and that weird strawberry hard candy that I rarely, if ever, see in the stores. (I think it just materializes in their pockets once they hit a certain age.) As a child, I remember walking into church with my parents and instantly being surrounded by old people who wanted to share their affection for me with candy ....more

Learning The Secret To Worrying Less [You Can Too!]

When I finally dragged myself to the therapist after a near-decade of feeling anxious and stressed with a few dips in depression, I was nervous. I wasn’t nervous that she’d try to diagnose me with something—in fact, I welcomed a name for what I had been feeling, because at least then I’d be able to address it with the proper tools and knowledge. No, I was nervous because I was scared that I would need to rely on someone, other than myself, to get through the difficult parts ....more