Sugar update – I’m not dead yet

Oh sugar. I knew I would miss you. I just didn’t know how much I would miss you, which tells you that there was a slight problem that needed to be addressed. I’m on day 4 of my 5 day challenge. It has been easier in many ways than I thought and harder in others…. [Read More]

Introducing my new cast of writers

When I started this blog way back in 2008, it was nothing more than a diary of my first pregnancy. Fast forward several years and a lot has changed. I’ve changed. Now this site is less about baby and more about my life as a mom. That life includes my marriage, my career, my health… [Read More]

My favorite posts from 2014

Every year I get to December and wonder if I’ve written anything of value. I don’t know if it’s the craziness of the season, but I do it every year. Then I read back through my blog entries from the year and inevitably find a few that make me go “Oh yeah, I’m so glad… [Read More]

Some days “good” is all I’ve got

Life has peaks and valleys; it ebbs and flows. But most of the time, we are standing in the middle of the road. But the middle isn’t talked about. It’s not celebrated. We are always pushing for more – to do more, be more. Satisfactory isn’t allowed. We must excel at all times. We aren’t allowed to even… [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]

Moms can be scared of the dark too

Last night I heard a big bump upstairs in Mr. A’s room. It was about 11:30 and I sat straight up. Something was off. My mom alarm was going off incessantly. I couldn’t figure out what was happening. It was eerily quiet. I laid back down, thinking I must have been dreaming, but then I… [Read More]

A glimpse into my past

Memories live in our minds and come back to us at random times. Sometimes we do our best to remember how we thought or felt around a specific moment, but it’s hard to capture it exactly…like we’re looking at it through a fog. But sometimes, we discover something that takes us back and gives us… [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]

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]

And I’m off to Vegas, baby

I’ve got a small pit in the bottom of my stomach. It happens every time I fly now that I have two kids at home. It’s been a crazy past few weeks. Kindergarten started. Preschool started. We threw a birthday party for my 90 year old grandmother. My FIL came to stay with us for… [Read More]

A slap in the face like whoa!

slap in the face

I’m in the midst of a moment, a moment where I look at myself in the mirror and think “What am I doing?” This past weekend, I was struck by one thing over and over and over again. I AM STANDING IN MY OWN WAY! You see, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I want… [Read More]

Take Back Me Update #fitpowerclub

If you’re a regular reader, you know that a few months ago I decided to take back me. I needed to be healthier, work out more, and take some time for myself. How have I been doing? Well…let’s just say it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. Drinking 64 oz of water… [Read More]

Why can’t I ever be all in?

I have all these ideas. They are just floating around in my head, waiting for me to grab on to one tightly and just run with it. But I never do. There’s just too much going on. I can’t focus. It’s an age old question that I’m positive all parents face, but it’s still frustrating… [Read More]