A Holiday Gift Guide for the Whole Family

holiday gift guide for the whole family

This post contains affiliate links, which allows me to occasionally buy an extra Starbucks. The holidays are quickly approaching and you’re wondering just what to get everyone on your list. What’s hot with the kids? What do you get your brother and sister? For grandma? I’ve got you covered with this holiday gift guide for… [Read More]

The importance of time without the kids

Kinston, NC

Do you see this man? We’ve been together for over 19 years. We were on the cusp of adulthood when we met and here we are, old married folks with two kids. As our thirteenth wedding annivesary quickly approached, I knew I wanted us to get away to celebrate. We were planning to have a… [Read More]

Holiday Gift Guide: Books for Women

women's fiction book recommendations

This post contains affiliate links. When you’re looking for book recommendations, who better to give them than a literary agent? I love this list of books for women and hope that at least one of these books turns up in my stocking this year. All of these books have been published within 2017. 1. The… [Read More]

Holiday Gift Guide: Kid’s Book Edition

Gift Guide for Kids Book Edition

This post contains affiliate links. Whether you have a big reader in your house or you subscribe to the “something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read” gifting philosophy, books make great gifts. Hit up any Barnes and Noble and you could easily spend hundreds of dollars on your family. Overwhelmed by… [Read More]

What I learned from my Slow Carb Challenge

The gist of the slow carb diet

Late September, my bootcamp trainer mentioned we would be doing a 30 Day Challenge at the gym in October. The nutrition component was the most important and it would be centered around Slow Carbs. I had NO idea what that meant (other than giving up a lot of good stuff) but after consuming way more… [Read More]

Breast Cancer Research – Can we reduce our risk?

Image for blog post_BCERP Infographic

In the last several years, I’ve known at least five women – friends, colleagues, sorority sisters, – in their 30s and 40s who’ve had breast cancer. Both my maternal grandmother and my husband’s paternal grandmother have had it. So when I was approached with helping the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) with… [Read More]