Because Sometimes Motherhood Is Not Enough

Every once in a while I take a moment to reflect on the kind of mother I am and the kind of mother I want to be. When my daughter was born I was fully committed to being the best Stay-At-Home-Mom I could be. Being a mother was my full time job. I put all of my enegry into it. I wrote many blog posts about choosing my family first and how I felt kind of envious of my friends with jobs, but I had chosen this path and I was sticking to it....more

Painting a Beagle In His "Salad Garden"

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Need Help Branding Your Blog?

Do you need help branding your blog? I did. I needed a lot of help. I barely understood the concept of branding when I started blogging, never mind trying to become an actual brand. People kept saying I needed to brand myself. I just kept scrunching up my face like they were speaking a foreign language and shrugging my shoulders thinking I’d get around to all of that one day…in the very distant future. Like never. Or the day after never. Infinity....more
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I Peeled an Orange in the Shower

I peeled an orange in the shower. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it really happened. There I was, in the shower, minding my own business, when Tiny-Small burst through the door yelling, “I’m hungee, Mom! I’m hungee!” I told her I’d be out in a minute and then I’d get her something to eat. She ran off and I was happy. But, then, she came back. With an orange. I was washing my hair, soap dripping everywhere, when I see a small hand thrust through the shower curtain, presenting me with an orange. “Can I eat this, Mom?” she asked?...more
Knowing it gets better with age really helps.more

How To Lose Weight Very, Very, Very Slowly

If you've ever wanted to know how to lose weight very, very, very slowly you have come to the right place. I am pretty sure I am an expert on the topic since I have been doing it so well now for at least two months. I want to share my top 20 tips for losing weight slowly with you, in case you too want to lose weight as slowly as possible too.1. Sign up for My "Fitness Pal." Then buy new, shiny, running shoes and a pedometer....more

Toyota, What Are You Trying To Sell Us Exactly?

Toyota makes some pretty good vehicles. Jim has a truck that just won’t die. It really looks like it should kick the bucket any moment and that it might be held together by chewing gum and dirt that’s been stuck on for decades, but it just keeps purring like a very old kitten with sleep apnea. I have no idea how many miles that poor truck has on it, but it just keeps going and going as if it were powered by the Energizer Bunny. It’s kind of amazing. It’s probably the best investment Jim ever made, not counting marrying me, of course....more

Fourth Of July Photo Time Capsule

Happy July 4th my friends! I am sure you will be celebrating with cookouts, parades, and fireworks today. I was thinking about writing a blog post about Independence Day and started looking at July 4th pictures for inspiration. It’s funny how if you do the same things year after year you start to create a photo time capsule of your yearly traditions....more