Never-Ending Dust Bunnies

How do you get it all done? The cleaning. The shopping ....more

Seven Years Old

Tomorrow, the big kid turns seven years old. Right now, the husband is in the other room agonizing over which songs he should put on the new iPod we bought the Mouse for his birthday. He takes this stuff (music) super seriously, and he’s definitely been at the computer for at least an hour and a half, making up playlists and selecting the perfect music for his oldest son to fall in love with ....more

Working towards the point

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo” In March, I started working towards serval personal fitness goals. I started eating healthier – watching what, and how much I was eating ....more

Being a Partner in Parenting & #CreatingConnections Twitter Event!

Having kids is quite possibly the best and worst thing you can do for your marriage. It’s amazing what two people can do when they put their minds (and bodies) together — you can create this tiny, perfect human being … right down to their fingernails and eyelashes. It’s an amazing process ....more

Romanticizing the Past Does Nothing for the Future

It’s really easy to get nostalgic about the past, isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but I grew up in the 80s – in a time where “electronic device” meant my Speak-and-Spell, and summertime meant I ran around my neighborhood beating on front doors until all my friends came outside to start a new game of Red Rover. We jammed to Paula Abdul, and Tiffany – and the monthly Skate Night fundraiser at our local roller rink was the social event to be at ....more

Healthy Choices Suck

This past Christmas the Husband bought me some new dress pants as a gift. I can picture it now – he went out to the mall by himself, in mid-December, and walked into a well-known clothing store. As he stood in front of a clothing display table he wondered, “Oh HELL what size do I buy her? ...more

In Defense of the Selfie – From a Mom

I have spent most of my life loving photography in one form or another. My very first camera was given to me in 1987, one of those Fisher Price kids cameras, with the external bulb flashes – man, I loved that thing. I took a photography class in high school, and several more in college where I learned how to develop my own film and expose my own prints ....more

Being a Working Mom & Winning the “Boss Lottery”

I read this amazing article over on Working Moms Against Guilt this weekend, and it really resonated with me. It was one of those posts that you read, and the whole time you’re nodding your head in both enthusiasm and anger – “YES. WHY?! ...more

Spring 2015 – Children’s Consignment Sale Haul

One of the most common questions I get about shopping a children’s consignment sale is: what types of things do you usually buy? The answer I always give is, “pretty much everything”. Over the past six years I’ve scored great deals on clothing shoes, baby gear, toys, diaper bags, carriers, shoes … the whole nine yards ....more

Roasted Sausage and Veggie Balsamic Vinegar Casserole

The Dallas/Ft. Worth area has seen some pretty crazy weather this past week – sleet, ice, snow … it’s been ridiculous. Especially since this metroplex isn’t equipped (at all) to deal with winter shenanigans and so winter has pretty much sent everyone here into an uproar ....more