Never Too Old For a Music Festival

“Where’s Mark?” I asked my friend Peter, as I helped him pitch a tent in the crab grass in open meadows of the Catskill Mountains. Image: somjuan As Peter attached the tent’s fly — which was, according to the directions I was reading him (that’s how I was “helping”) the thingamajig that gave the structure its archway — he replied: “Oh, Mark says he’s too old for this.” ...more
I spent a lot of my late teens and 20's at music festivals. My husband and I are going to a ...more

Male CEO Steps Down Because Men Care About Their Families Too

Upon reading that Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB stepped down to "spend more time with his kids," I sent my husband a text message at work. "Question," was how I started off. You know, that one thing that men always want to hear from their female partners. "Sup," he succinctly replied. "Have you ever been asked how you manage your career as a firefighter with your family life?" I tried to imagine the look on his face, but he immediately started typing his reply. ...more
Wonderful post and great topic.  I related to much of it -- the comments and questions people ...more

Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Preparing for an overnight trip to visit The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, as well as my husband's work travel to Dallas, I spent three full days cleaning our large two-story house of over 2000 square feet. ...more
French Robin Designs aside from the beach, I like the idea.  I think if I lived by the beach, ...more

10 Reasons Twenty-Somethings Love Brunch

The secret is out—twenty-somethings love brunch. It’s the hottest social gathering of the week, with popular restaurants averaging wait times of two hours or more on a Sunday! Seriously, who knew that many people were even up at that time?...more
This post makes me want a bloody mary right NOW! :)more

Blogger Compensation: How Much Is That Sponsored Post Worth?

Many things have changed in the social media landscape since July 2005. But a constant, at least in my little corner, is that social media offers consumers an opportunity to have a voice about the products and services they buy. ...more
IamMizLiz I hear you clearly Liz.  I asked pretty much the same thing and have not heard a ...more

5 Ways to Avoid Chub Rub When You Run and Race

Last year, I ran my first half-marathon. This summer, I started training for my next one in November. What does summer running bring on? Chub rub. OW OW OW OW. Whether you're training for a fall race or just trying to avoid the bra/skirt/underwear hell that is 95-degrees-and-humid, I've got some ideas to end your chub once and for all. ...more
CoziNest I have been told it works for any type of chub rub. I get the skirt shuffle, too.more

10 Lessons I Have Learned About Life…

This year I have become more insightful and understanding of my past, which I will share soon. I have learned in order to be truly happy with yourself, you must first accept everything about YOU and retrain your mind to think positive thoughts rather than negative thoughts. From observing different situations and life lessons I’ve been through, I have come up with a list to guide me how to live my life....more
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Things That Can Go in the Dishwasher or Washing Machine

We got a puppy this past fall. She’s adorable. And a puppy. So we have had a love/hate relationship with her at times. We love how cute, and sweet, and smart she can be. But we have hated the housebreaking, and wild energy, and puppy teething we have gone through. ...more
JulieRyan Or you can just put them in a cup of peroxide or Listerine overnight.more

When Will the Senate Get Serious About Paid Family Leave?

Before fleeing town for their five week vacation, a handful of Senators paid a little attention to the startling fact that most U.S. women cannot count on single day of paid leave when they have a baby. Practically all other countries allow women several months to recover from childbirth before returning to work and provide some income replacement during this time as well. Many countries also afford new fathers paid leave too. Image Credit: Cliff1066 via Flickr...more
It's high time we caught up to the rest of the world in acknowledging family structures have ...more

5 Reasons to Forgive Yourself Today

It’s hard to forgive others when you haven’t forgiven yourself. Perhaps it sounds foreign, but the root of forgiveness starts within, and once you learn to forgive yourself, forgiveness in general is much easier to implement. I have personally struggled with self-forgiveness in the past, and here are my 5 reasons why you need to forgive yourself today....more
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