Perking up with Healthy Essentials


Disclosure: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. This has got to be the […]

Holiday Traditions {Old School Blogging}


I have loved the excellent Old School Blogging from The Miss Elaine-ous Life. This month, she puts on a Holiday version with the ever fabulous Kir of The Kir Corner (and so many other places too). It’s the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season! First things first: 1 Holy Night or […]

2013 Blogging in Review {Extravaganza}


2013 has been an… interesting year. It’s been a long year. There have been so many challenges and ups and downs (and lefts and rights) that I still spinning trying to sort through it all. While time passes way too quickly, I can’t say that I will entirely mind bringing this year to a close. But, […]

Why I love football season


The gender stereotypes about women and football have always driven me a bit crazy. I happen to adore football. Many years and lifetimes ago, I was a cheerleader. My parents signed me up for little league, so from flag football days through high school, I spent many, many, many weekends on the sidelines of football […]

I can be a really bad friend


I love my friends. While this is something I always know to be true, it’s not always something i focus on, especially with a baby in tow. Recently, my husband and I took a little drive since two of our three kids conked out in the car. While we driving, our conversation veered towards friends […]

Matron of Honor


What do you do in between having a baby, putting your house up for sale (with three kids & a dog in tow), moving to Texas and buying a new home? Why, be the matron of honor in your baby sister’s wedding of course! When I can wrap my head around the fact that she’s […]

Pool rules

As we spent a few hours at the pool yesterday, my husband looked over at me and said “wow, talk about blog fodder. Yes, honey. Yes, indeed. When we bought this house a year ago, one of our criteria was non-negotiable: we had to be in a swim/tennis community. I could have lived without the […]

Season of Festivals

I always love when the warmer weather comes in Georgia (well, except for the allergies). This time of year means more time outside- always good when you have kids- and that festival season has arrived! Where we live, festivals are not just an indicator that spring is here, they’re a part of life. While we […]

Moving forward

From when I was Waiting, to Looking for answers, Struggling through the questions and when I wore my hair down today, you can catch up on the past crazy year of my life. While there are still some uncertainties, and a lot of doctor visits, there seems to be an end in sight… After everything […]

I wore my hair down today

I wore my hair down today. It’s almost laughable to think that something so seemingly inconsequential is so significant. Last year, I stood in front of the mirror, tears streaming down my face as I pulled clumps after clumps of hair off of my head, slowly displaying large portions my scalp in a tortured reveal. […]