9 Habits for Better Looking Skin

I hit puberty when I was at the end of second grade, so I started getting pimples and greasy hair super early before most of my classmates did. I bemoaned my spotty face for so many years. Through my adult life I have still dealt with acne but until recently I never really took any … Continue reading 9 Habits for Better Looking Skin

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Aila Matcha Energy: Subscription Review #4

Disclaimer: I kindly received samples of Aila products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed below are my own. I am a coffee addict. My bio says so, my husband would probably say so, my coworkers would probably say so, and Starbucks would probably say so. It didn't use to be this way … Continue reading Aila Matcha Energy: Subscription Review #4

The Ebb and Flow of the Ever-present Mom Guilt

Wednesday night after work I drove to my boss' home and spent time talking, eating snacks, and drinking wine with my two friends and my boss and her husband. We sat in the basement by the fireplace, the room lit by the beautiful Christmas tree and various Christmas decorations and candles around the room. There … Continue reading The Ebb and Flow of the Ever-present Mom Guilt

Feeling Like You're Drowning

I always try to look on the positive side. I don't enjoy being around pessimistic people who are always complaining or finding something wrong with everything. Then, unexpectedly, a wave of depression will wash over me and I will start drifting in thoughts... I feel like an imposter and will never amount to anything. If … Continue reading Feeling Like You're Drowning

It’s OK to Say No

Are you the type of person who is constantly trying to help others? Do you get asked to go somewhere at the last minute and feel bad if you don't? Do you go to get-togethers that you really don't want to go to? Do you get suckered into regularly babysitting someone else's kids? Are you … Continue reading It’s OK to Say No

The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

I don't want to sound like one of those braggy, better than thou parents, but my kids eat only an organic, non-GMO, low sugar, cruelty-free, free-range, grass-fed, mostly plant-based diet. And they love it! No feeding my kids crap food. I don't understand why you all say it is so difficult to get your children … Continue reading The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

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Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

The best saltwater taffy in the entire world comes from a little store called The Taffy Shop in Estes Park, Colorado. In the window sits an old-fashioned machine with rotating arms that pull the taffy. It stretches the taffy into ropes of pastel sugary sweetness, which droops down and is then picked up by another … Continue reading Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

What is stress? Stress is your body's physiological reaction to outside factors. There are many causes of stress in our everyday lives. Stress is a normal function in the life of every person, but some people handle it differently than others. There will most likely never be a time in our lives where we have … Continue reading How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

Check Out my New Page!

Hello, lovelies! My attitude has been pretty poor in the last few days, but I have been working on it! I just published a new page, called Live an Inspired Life, with items that I find inspirational, with the hope that you may find inspiration in them too. Check it out and enjoy!

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