The View From Rock Bottom

Today I feel like shit. I'm not going to sugarcoat it.  I've done it. I have hit a new low. Today is casual Friday at work, where we are allowed to wear jeans with a shirt embroidered with our company logo. This morning I put on my only clean pair of jeans and to my … Continue reading The View From Rock Bottom

Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

Happy Friday, everyone! The sweet Ami (@Ami_T1995) nominated me to be next to answer the questions for the Vogue parody flittering about Twitter.  I thought it sounded like fun, so here are my answers.  I hope you enjoy and learn a little more about me. 1)What is your usual Starbucks order? Caramel Macchiato 2) What does … Continue reading Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

The Top 5 Unicorn Cakes

My daughter's fourth birthday is quickly approaching. This year she has requested a princess-themed birthday party and a unicorn cake. We recently saw a unicorn cake in the Walmart bakery, but I was floored to see the price. $58.00? Really? I don't like cakes that come from grocery store bakeries because they never taste as … Continue reading The Top 5 Unicorn Cakes

Eating on a Budget with Variety

Are you making meals on a budget, either for lunches to take to work or for a whole family meal? Food is expensive, especially when eating out. It seems even more depressingly expensive when your child refuses to eat or only eats a couple bites of a meal you made. You may be trying to … Continue reading Eating on a Budget with Variety

May Happiness Be Yours Today

Hello, lovelies! I thought I would give you a quick morning update. I've given up my pity party and I am trying to look on the positive side of everything. This morning I began to dictate this while walking on the treadmill and keeping an eye on the baby monitor. By the end of this … Continue reading May Happiness Be Yours Today

So This is What 37 Looks Like… and Cake

It's official: I've made 37 trips around the sun. It doesn't feel like I should be 37, but then again, what is 37 supposed to feel like? I think 37 isn't too bad. I have two pretty awesome kids and an incredible husband. I have wonderful supportive family on both sides. We have a roof … Continue reading So This is What 37 Looks Like… and Cake

My Favorite Mealtime Mom Hack

Meals with little ones can be an exercise in patience. Spilled drinks, dropped food, picky eaters: you know the drill. My son had a big appetite for such a little guy and tends to eat all the food I have cut up for him before I even get a bite of my own food, so … Continue reading My Favorite Mealtime Mom Hack

Mom’s Awesome Broccoli Salad

My mother is a fabulous cook. Her broccoli salad is always requested to be brought to family gatherings. Luckily for me, my kids don't like broccoli and my husband doesn't like vegetables in general, so I get to savor all of the leftovers by myself.  Her broccoli salad is a wonderful combination of sweet and … Continue reading Mom’s Awesome Broccoli Salad

I Love Having a Son

Growing up, I never doubted that I would have children, and I always knew that I would have two girls. I believed that girls were fun, they didn't like gross stuff, they smelled better, played nicer... Can you tell that my only sibling was a girl? I didn't have any close male cousins or friends. … Continue reading I Love Having a Son

Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Earlier I was listening to the TED Talk Radio Hour on NPR podcast about being in your comfort zone. It was all about and how people often get in the habit of staying at their status quo, have issues with moving past their norm, and getting out of their comfort zone. This podcast struck a … Continue reading Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone