We Visited A Non-Mall Santa and the Results Were Horrific

Let me start off by saying this is not about me being cheap. Okay, writing that makes me sound like I am defending myself for being cheap. I am not. It’s about wanting to create the Most Beautiful Santa Experience for my kids. Seriously. Last year, just like every other year before, we went to […]

Just $50 Could Lead to a Cure for Pediatric Cancer

Alex Lemonade Stand Days

I need your attention for a minute to talk about something very important. Pediatric cancer. Before you click out, or gloss over this article, know this. Every day, 720 children under the age of 20 will be diagnosed with cancer. That equals about 263,000 new cases a year. It is a devastating disease, requiring months […]

My Birthday Is Not On Facebook

birthday not on facebook

I share a lot on social media. Stories of my kids, my beauty routine, what I wear on an almost daily basis and what I feed my family. But one thing I do not share is my birthday. Every day, I receive notifications of someone’s birthday on Facebook. Sometimes, it’s a welcomed reminder of a […]

When You Don’t Feel Like Fighting Cancer

When we hear the word cancer, or the news someone we know has been diagnosed with cancer, we are conditioned to cheer them on. They’ve got this beat! They’re going to be strong! Fight! But what do you say when someone doesn’t want to fight? When they’ve come to terms with the fact this diagnosis […]

My “40 Things To Do Before 40” List is Lame

I just had a birthday, and I am at an age where I am starting to approach…40. FORTY. What. The. Hell. I don’t spend too much time reflecting on what I want to do – these days, I am just focused on being a mom, working and trying to keep it all together. But there […]

It Can Wait

Sometimes when I am driving, I unconsciously reach for my phone to check for a text, a call or an email. It’s like, as soon as I get to a stop light, or there is a bit of traffic, I have to immediately be distracted with my cell phone. My daughter, who is four once […]

Let’s Talk Bums, Shall We?

cottonelle flushable wipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. We’re going to get a little real here on the blog today and talk about something I – or many of you, for that matter – don’t discuss often. Your Bums. Well, yours and mine… but yes, we are going to talk about […]

Three Cars in Four Years

2011 Chevy Suburban

If your once too-cool-for-school Tornado Red VW Jetta dies (again), you will decide you need a new car. If you decide you need a new car, you will decide you need one of the smallest cars on the market. If you tell your husband your small car is now too small for your family of […]

I Made My Daughter Late to Her Own Birthday Party

birthday party late

It’s not funny really. But I hope there are other moms out there who can relate.  Let me preface this story with a few things you should know. I may have had too many things on my plate this month. It seems like every weekend was booked with an event for me, or party for […]