6 things to help calm the chaos

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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]

A first for me in over seven years

So something amazing happened this weekend. I got to be home alone…in my house. I know this may not sound like a big deal to some of you. Don’t I work from home? Yes, I am alone in my house four days a week. But that’s not time for me. That’s time for work, cleaning,… [Read More]

Not Freaking Out About Melanoma

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I have fair skin, moles, and had a few (maybe more) bad sunburns as a kid, and a few more as an adult. I always wear sunscreen (at least a 30 spf), wear cover ups if the sun starts getting a little too strong, and keep a hat handy. Neither of my parents have had… [Read More]

Making time for me! #takebackme

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Finding time for myself can be challenging.  I’m talking about the time where I can be alone in a quiet spot and have time to reflect and think. Running errands alone does not equate “me time”.  Taking a quick shower while my kids are distracted or asleep does not count either. I’m talking about sitting somewhere comfortable with nothing to distract me. Between packing, moving, unpacking… [Read More]

Good Parents Leave Their Kids Behind

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Good parents leave their children behind. BAM! How does that sit with you? Whether it be for a night, a long weekend, or for an entire week, good parents leave their children behind. They do it regularly. They do it with confidence. Good parents leave their children behind knowing that everything will be okay while… [Read More]

No Sugar Added Banana Oat Muffins – Recipe

No Sugar Added Banana Oat Muffins

So I’m back on my “no added” sugar kick with the goal of sleeping better and hopefully losing some of this stomach pudge that doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere. I’ve been on the hunt for snacks and substitutes for some of the things I love most. One of those is baked goods. They… [Read More]

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]

My Winter Beauty Must Haves

Winter kills my skin. Everything is dry and full of static. My skin screams at me until March and I’m constantly hunting for hand creme and lip balm. Here are the items I am currently obsessed with: CapriClear Spray On Coconut Oil  – This stuff is awesome. It’s a spray-on of 100% fractionated coconut oil, one of… [Read More]