5 Things I Learned In my 21 Day Fix (and an Armitron Watch Giveaway from Kohl’s!)

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Many more than 21 days ago, I told you I was starting the 21 Day Fix to change my life… and get more active. It’s never too late to #MakeYourMove, right? But… I started, and then the dog set the kitchen on fire and that totally derailed my efforts. For a little while anyway. 25 days […]

Debunking Old Myths on Alcohol, Coffee and Hair Dye during Pregnancy or Just Making Dangerous Conclusions?

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So I’ve been sitting on this one for a long time… Back in 2013 I heard an interview with Emily Oster, author and economist who was making waves in the traditional paradigms associated with taboos during pregnancy in her book Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong— and What You Really Need to […]

Oh Charleston… what ugly truths you bring to light. Again.

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The Charleston Shooting has, unfortunately, brought forward some ugly truths that we’ve been trying to ignore. I am upset on so many levels right now. I am sad beyond belief at the loss of some incredible people. Mothers, fathers, coaches, teachers, public servants. Good people. I am upset that we continue to have mass shootings […]

I Did Not Medicate my Child Because I am a “Lazy Parent” – Recognizing Signs of Mental Health Issues in Children

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Mental Health Issues in Children are a Real Issue May was Mental Health Awareness Month – and while I missed the boat on posting about this topic then, it’s really one that we should never stop discussing. There is such a stigma around mental health issues, and it shouldn’t be that way. I remember how much grief […]

A Letter To My Younger Self {Guest Post – Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness Tour}

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I am happy to be helping out with the blog tour for the Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness 2nd Edition book launch tour. Dawn Dune of the W.T.F words thoughts feelings blog is our guest blogger today, and she is sharing her heartfelt take on living in the moment, despite being so dang tired. photo credit: Krisztina.Konczos […]

6 sites with fun activities for kids

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We just started summer vacation on Monday. It’s going GREAT. By the end of day 2, I was ready for our summer vacation to be OVER. We had already gone swimming, watched a movie, gone on bike rides… now what? When you’re on a limited budget, it can be tough to find fun, inexpensive things […]

The Creepy Candy Shop

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The Creepy, Scary, Candy Shop You MUST watch this short preview for the film The Candy Shop. The film is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that is a major problem all over the U.S. This particular video was made in Atlanta because of the huge problem there. This film was made not […]

Wedgie butts and robot farts… living with a child with ADHD

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May is Mental Health Awareness month. I have a child diagnosed with ADHD. Life can be… well, challenging. Today I’ve got a post up at the Columbia Mom’s Blog about a typical morning in our house with a boy with ADHD… and how it digressed to conversations about wedgie butts and robot farts. (Which is […]

My “Push Present” – The Treadmill Desk

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Launching our book Lose the Cape! Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive was in many ways like birthing a baby. Our book baby. While I won’t go into any gross descriptions or comparisons, suffice it to say, it was a lot of pain followed by tremendous joy, followed by a crap ton […]