5 reasons I’ll never give up coffee

Cup of coffee

I started drinking coffee in high school. There was a Caribou Coffee that was the perfect hangout for me and my girlfriends. We’d get a frozen coffee or a fancy latte and relished in our newfound independence. When I started working full-time, my love of coffee was truly solidified. My day didn’t truly start until… [Read More]

I’ll always wonder, won’t I?

flowers

It’s weird how things sneak up on you. I was laying in bed with Miss E last night, talking about our cats. Schubert jumped up to cuddle with us and she asked me how old he was. I had to think a moment to remember that he’s 10…and then it hit me, like a brick… [Read More]

OMG, I joined a boot camp

Legs Like Jello

Jello. My legs currently feel like Jello. Yesterday, I squatted them into obliteration. Then this morning we ran, kicked, squatted, jumped and ran some more. Thank the heavenly father for the grocery cart. If not for that, I would have had to to crawl out of the grocery store after making a quick stop for… [Read More]

How the flu almost made me crazy

I have laundry to switch out but I’m avoiding it. I mean, it’s literally 10 feet away from me, but I’m pretending it’s not there. Call it laziness. Call it avoidance. Either way, I just don’t feel like it. Last Thursday, I picked up the boy child from school to find he had a 102… [Read More]

Books for Boys: Recommendations for ages 7-10

tales of a fourth grade nothing

Mr. A is a reader, much like his mama was/is. The only problem with that is I’m constantly scrambling for appropriate reading material – for both his age and his interests. Thank goodness for Facebook and other blogs to tell me what other kids his age (and older) are reading. Right now he’s eight and… [Read More]

6 things to help calm the chaos

silhouette of woman look and think with sunlight

There’s a weight pressing against my chest. It’s been there for awhile. It’s rough out there right now. I hesitate to even open up my computer because there’s just SO MUCH — opinions, arguments, facts, lies, half-truths. I can’t deal with it and I know a lot of you can’t either. And that’s just the… [Read More]

4 Bathroom Must-Haves for Boy Moms

toilet paper

Y’all. I am done with our guest bathroom smelling like pee. D.O.N.E. My son is eight years old. I naively thought once we got this potty training thing nailed down, my days of dealing with pee would be over. FALSE! For the love of all that is holy, he cannot keep the urine in the… [Read More]

The “last time” is just around the corner

My Kiddos

I lay in bed with my newly eight year old, scratching his back and talking about our day. As exhaustion took over, he asked for my pinky, which he holds every night for just a few minutes while I sing Silent Night. It’s a silly little thing that brings him comfort and allows me a… [Read More]

The Durham Hotel: Worth a Night Away

Counter Culture Coffee

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the holiday chaos, I needed a night away. I needed a night away¬†quite desperately. Between holiday shopping, work and making it through the Thanksgiving week, I needed something just for me. And I got it in the form of a girl’s night in Durham. Lucky for me,… [Read More]