Indoor Activities for Kids – Get Up and Get Movin’!

5 Indoor Activities for Kids

We all want our kids to be healthy, and we’ve heard the basic, run-of-the-mill suggestions a million times. Get your kids active, provide healthy snacks, model healthy behavior etc., but let’s get real. How do you come up with good indoor activities for kids? Sometimes, when it’s 28 degrees outside, you’ve run a ton of… [Read More]

Making time for exercise after kids

In the past I have struggled finding ways to lose weight. I have tried a variety of different diets and work out regiments. Some worked well (if I was disciplined enough to stick with it) while others just left me “hangry” and feeling like I wasted my time. I felt sluggish and desperate to get back into a… [Read More]

Why are mornings so crazy?

Being as yesterday was a holiday, we didn’t have school. I was relieved as that meant we’d have another calm, easy morning like Saturday and Sunday. WRONG. I was planning to go to the YMCA to work out. I’ve been super slack about working out since the new year started, but we worked out the… [Read More]

A Simpler 2015 – Is It Too Much to Ask For?

2014 was a crazy and wonderful year for our family. Like most families, we had good news, bad news, tears of joy and tears of sadness. Personally, I battled some (non-major) health issues and had a rude awakening with some scary diagnoses from some of my closest family members, and as a result, am much… [Read More]

All Hail King Julien now on Netflix!

We are huge Madagascar fans in this house and are known to have random dance parties to “I Like To Move It, Move It”.   So you know we are thrilled that Netflix launched the new All Hail King Julien series yesterday. King Julien is one of my favorite Madagascar characters, so it’s great that… [Read More]

Holiday Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

It’s the middle of November (shhh, I know it’s closer to the end. Ears covered – LA LA LA!) and I’ve purchased one present and one stocking stuffer. I’m starting to get a little anxious as I usually am much more organized around this time of year. My holiday cards aren’t even ordered  yet, which… [Read More]

Reality bites and other words of wisdom

Dudes. Seriously? I just got back from an AH-mazing weekend. We’re talking wine, good food, coffee, cuddlling, cold weather and a little adventure. It was BEYOND needed. We got home late Sunday afternoon. The kiddos rushed into our arms and we had a big ol’ family snuggle fest. Again, totally amazing. Then Monday happened. What the… [Read More]

Zulily Top Toys for the Holidays

I love some zulily. For holiday shopping, you really can’t go wrong with giving the site a quick perusal each day to see what’s on sale. Whether you need a sassy holiday outfit or a toy from the Christmas list, zulily is a great site. zulily’s top 10 holiday toy picks, and other similar brands… [Read More]

How long do spices keep?

It’s a GREAT question right? For us non-chefs out there, life in the kitchen can be tricky to navigate. For example I’ve never worried about Garlic Salt, Sea Salt or Cinnamon as those are two spices that we run through and buy more of fairly regularly. But the others? Rosemary? Basil? How long can you… [Read More]

I ran into an old friend – me

One life for each of us

This weekend was a weekend unlike any weekend I’d had in awhile. I saw someone I hadn’t seen in quite a long time. Me. You see, this weekend I had a chance to connect with all facets of my life. I had business moments, family moments, marriage moments and friendship moments.  It was a miracle to… [Read More]

6 ways my children and cats are eerily similar

my cats and my kids are the same

Last night I crawled into bed next to my husband, who was reading a book. He reached over and started scratching my head and arm. Not five seconds later, one of our cats, Schubert, was all up in my face, trying to get my husband to rub him instead of me. Seriously cat? It’s MY… [Read More]

The box can’t hold me in

You cannot put me in a box

  I am a woman, wife, mother, writer, marketer, friend, daughter, business woman, theater lover, and so much more. I like to drink a lot of coffee, read smutty books, laugh until my stomach hurts, dance, spend money, smooch my children and my husband, and put my toes in the sand. I don’t like to clean,… [Read More]

It might be time for an #icecreamrun

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Someone asked me once if I could give up sugar.  I’ve thought about it long and hard, but there’s one thing that stands in the way (well besides coffee – I take mine with a side of flavored creamer) – ICE CREAM. I just love it – all of it. My favorite is Mint Chocolate… [Read More]

Do we ever have enough?

With all the negativity in the world this week, I’ve been trying my best to see all that is in front of me and to be grateful for every little wonderful thing in my life. I wrote a post over at BabyCenter where I talk about our quest for more: We live in an age… [Read More]