He Planned a Mystery Trip Full of Surprises – Pt. 2

  My husband did the unthinkable. He actually planned a spontaneous, surprise vacation for the two of us right down to the dinner reservations each evening. He even made sure the kids were taken care of it so I wouldn’t have to stress over it! You can read about the agonizing month of hint dropping,… [Read More]

He Planned a Mystery Trip Full of Surprises – Part One

The day after Thanksgiving my husband left a piece of paper on my bathroom vanity that said: ‘Don’t plan anything after Christmas and before the kids go back to school. I have made plans for you and I around New Years Eve. I will be coordinating everything including childcare, activities, dining, etc.You are not to… [Read More]

Hysterectomy Recovery Week 8: I’ve Got My Mojo Back!

Eight weeks ago my uterus and I broke up. That’s right. I had had enough of  her sass so I kicked her to the curb. Seriously though? It was a long road  leading up to my decision to have a hysterectomy. You can read about my  journey here. Now that I’m two months out from surgery,… [Read More]

10 Reasons Being In Your Mid-Thirties Is Fabulous

I was chatting with a friend the other night, and we decided that it feels pretty damn good being in our mid-thirties. I believe her exact words were, “Funny how it takes until your mid-thirties to stop giving a shit about what others think.” She’s right. There’s something about the mid-thirties that feels like settling… [Read More]

A Letter To My 16 Year Old Self

Dear 16 Year Old Me, First of all, STOP CALLING YOURSELF FAT! You won’t possibly believe this, but one day you’ll wish you were this ‘fat’ again. You are young and beautiful…enjoy the hell out of it! Sorry to tell you this, but your days of being able to eat whatever you want and still… [Read More]

Go Commando Adventure 5K…We Did It!!!

It was 8 months ago when my friends and I decided over some wine that we were going to run the Go Commando 5K Adventure Race…remember? It was one little decision on a whim to run a race and get muddy with my friends. But it was a decision that has had a pretty amazing impact… [Read More]

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

I love that question. Maybe because I have about 100 different answers to it. But my favorite answer comes back to me every time I see the movie ‘You’ve Got Mail.’ Remember how Meg Ryan owns ‘Shop Around The Corner’…the most adorable children’s bookstore on the face of the planet? THAT’S what I would do… [Read More]

5K Training Update: What Running Is Teaching Me About Myself

Remember that blog post where I was freaking out about starting to train for my first ever 5K? The blog post where I thought for sure it would take me 3 months of training to get ready, and I couldn’t understand what fun anyone could find in running? That blog post from two months ago where I was… [Read More]