Family Friendly Halloween Movies

for the entire month of October!!

I love Halloween – I’m not sure if it’s because it’s my birthday month, or the fall weather, or the fun in dressing up, but it has always been one of my favorite holidays.   That said, I’m not a huge fan of the scary, creepy, gory stuff – I’m more of the PG-13 version Read more…


10 Things You Should Never Apologize For


As I get older, I seem to care less and less about what other people think – of me, of my parenting style(s), of my fashion choices, pretty much all of it.   Somewhere in the years after I turned thirty, I stopped putting the feelings of others above my own needs. I stopped apologizing Read more…


My Whole30 Journey – Completed

Thoughts and Feelings After Finishing 30 Days of Clean Eating

So I finished my first Whole30 you guys and I have some seriously mixed emotions on the whole thing.   First, let me start by saying that I feel pretty incredible – like maybe better than I have ever felt, which is a big statement, I know!   I have specifically noticed the following:   Read more…


My Whole30 Journey

Week Three

I am officially on the downhill side of this journey – Tiger Blood baby!!   But I have to admit, this 3rd week was by far the hardest for me. I’ve narrowed down all the things I hold responsible for my struggles:   Aunt Flow. She came to town and brought all her cravings with Read more…


Back To School Playlist

To Help With All Those First Day Jitters

The new school year is right around the corner; in fact, it’s already started for some – which I still can’t believe.   Whether your little one is brand new to school or a seasoned veteran of the hallways – the first day of school is always a mix of emotions. For me it was Read more…


My Whole30 Journey

Week Two

You guys, I made it through another week!!   That’s 14 days of no dairy, or sugar, or grains, or alcohol or any of that stuff.   Fourteen!!!!   I’m kind of shocked, and kind of not. It really isn’t half as hard as I thought it would be. I just make sure to stay Read more…


12 Back to School Traditions

to start with your kids THIS year!!

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to go back to school!! Can you believe that?!   Stores are filled with backpacks and markers and crayons and so much paper – marking the end of summer and the start of another wonderful school year.   You could say that I am one of those people Read more…


My Whole30 Journey

Week One

A few weeks ago, after posting about my experience with a miscarriage, one of my best friends from college sent me a text asking if I had considered trying Whole30.   I was familiar with the plan, I had actually kinda, sorta tried to do it about a year prior – but I didn’t exactly Read more…


Motherhood With a Side of Chardonnay

With Wente Vineyards

Being a mom is hard. Not that this is a new realization for me or anything, it’s always been hard – from day one it had its challenges.   The thing is, the deeper I get into this parenting gig, the more I realize how unbelievably hard it is (or maybe it’s just the terrible-twos, Read more…


BBQ Makes Everything Better

a Strib Wings Review

A few months ago my hubby inherited a Trager wood pellet grill. He had been wanting one forever – pretty much since our brother-in-law got one years ago and has made some pretty amazing dinners on that thing.   Fast forward to present day and it has pretty much been BBQ central up in our Read more…

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