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I'm 39 now, but many moons ago, I was one of those people who was abnormally excited to turn 30. I’d thought, like many people, that my twenties would be a decade of adventures with the love of my life,...

The Friend With Anxiety

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I'm Your Girl Want to go out on a random Wednesday? Call me. Themed party? I am there. I love going out, even if it means just coming to your house to have some wine, talk, and laugh for hours....

It’s Going to be Fun

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A while ago, a friend confided that he and his wife were thinking about having kids, and asked me what parenting was like. “It’s pretty much everything you expect it to be, except ten times worse,” I joked in my...
“Is anyone else cold?”  “Umm… No…”  I grabbed a blanket and threw on a jacket. So what if no one else was shivering in the car, in July, in Florida. The heat index outside was 110, but the air conditioning was...

Becoming Vegan

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Yep, that’s right! I decided to dip my toe into the world of the vegan lifestyle. When I told some of my family and friends, I got the crazy looks and side-eye and the infamous question. WHY? The answer...
Eight or so months ago, I was on the fence about being vaccinated for Covid. It seemed, to me, too hastily sent to market, and I was suspicious. It was unproven, uncertain, unknown. I decided to wait until most...
Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded below if you’re compelled to give these socks a try! The One Pair of Running Socks Everyone Should Own I am one of those oddballs who loves to run. I ran cross country competitively...
I remember the exact moment I knew I needed glasses. It was in 6th grade Science class when the teacher was writing on a projector with a dry erase marker, remember those? They wrote on a clear sheet and...
It’s no secret that mothers are in need of self-care. We all know that in order to be the best mommy we can be, we must take care of ourselves, too – a notion that has become increasingly prevalent...
As my family has tuned in to the recent televised worldwide sporting events, we’ve had lots of talks about first, second, and third place. I’m currently pregnant with my third baby -- my third son, in fact -- and...
Disclosure :: after I personally invested in an IPL treatment for my bikini line, Saintly Skin treated me to an IPL treatment for my underarms. I am thrilled to spread the good word on their behalf because this service...
As moms, we often beat ourselves up about big decisions we have to make for our kids. We weigh the options, we discuss them with friends, we make spreadsheets, we lay awake at night worrying. School selections, sleep training,...
I look up everything. If I’m faced with something, I can promise you I have googled every fact about it, joined related Facebook groups, and read every forum thread that I can find. It’s just who I am. Before...
Welcome to 40! I was at my annual visit with my GYN and she said, "Now that you're 40, it's time for a mammogram." Here we go, another "This is 40" milestone. My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer a...