5 Solid Reasons Why the Kardashians Drive Me Krazy! (Especially Kim)

I’m not ashamed to admit that I love reality TV. The trashier the better. But after watching the first season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians I decided I could no longer give them my viewership. I didn’t want those idiots making a penny off of me. Then came the Oprah interview that recently aired…. [Read More]

Um, I Thought Parenting Was Supposed To Get Easier At Some Point.

There’s this shift happening in my family dynamic…no matter how hard I try to deny it. Sadly, I am no longer the parent of babies. I have BIG kids! Which means I’m wading into unfamiliar parenting waters just trying to keep from going under. Having all three of my kids home full-time for the summer… [Read More]

Take That, Disney Princess Haters!

There’s this movement out there among pop culture that hates the entire Disney Princess cause. They hate the message it sends to little girls: that they have to be beautiful and soft spoken. They should never get dirty or mess up their hair. And they have to wait for their prince to come and carry… [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]

I Declare This Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Attitude…Officially defeated!

Confession time: The past week on the home front has not been one of my proudest. I’ve been feeling tired, stressed out and overwhelmed. I’ve been letting myself get lost in worry and anxiety (again). And unfortunately I’ve been taking it out on my family. My kids have seen me losing my cool more times than I care to… [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]

When Bad Family Photos Happen To Good People

That perfect family photo…I’ve been chasing it for years. But I’m starting to realize that it probably doesn’t exist. Sometimes the most perfect family photos are the obnoxious outtakes. Those are the photos that tell the true story of this family. They make me laugh, cringe, roll my eyes, and remember. Yup, that was how it… [Read More]

Do You Worry About Bullying?

One of the things that scares me the most about parenting school-aged kids is bullying. Because even though we’re all positive that we’re raising the most intelligent, kind and responsible kids….the truth is we send them off on that school bus every morning and we have no control over their social interactions with other kids. I cross… [Read More]

Those Wacky Duggars Are At It Again…

  For those of you not familiar with the Duggar family, here’s what you need to know. Jim Bob and Michelle are a couple from Arkansas who have become famous on their reality TV show called ’19 Kids and Counting.’ Yes…they have 19 kids (who all have J names!) Their kids are the most adorable, well-behaved,… [Read More]