When I Was Younger

When I was younger, I was painfully shy and overly sensitive. I was always afraid I’d say something to make me look terribly stupid, and it didn’t take much to make me cry. I’m still an introvert and far too sensitive for a forty-something, as I never did grow a thicker skin. (Fact: crying in the [Read On]


Braces Off Party

  “Oh, the smell is taunting me” my daughter moaned every time we walked past the snack bar in Target. It’s the popcorn. She had braces. (She might be a wee melodramatic, too.) Before you tell me “my kids/I ate popcorn when I had braces”, let me stop you right there, because my kids are rule [Read On]

#Readthis The-Ripper-Gene

Read This: The Ripper Gene

Hey everybody, I’ve been waiting to share a GREAT thriller that I just finished. It’s titled The Ripper Gene, the debut novel for author Michael Ransom. And you know me – I’m not the most patient person – so of COURSE there will be a good reason for holding off on the review.  drumroll I had [Read On]


Aunt Jeanne’s Pumpkin Cake

  Ah yes, it’s nearly fall, and certainly that means all-you-can pumpkin. I love pumpkin so much that when fall comes around, I question why I don’t ever bake anything pumpkin the rest of the year!  And while this whole pumpkin spice business is getting a bit out of hand (and by the taste of [Read On]

#lifeafterleaks #jump #jumpingwithjoy

Jumping with Joy (and No Worries)

Oh, the dangers of laughing, coughing, jumping or running if you’re a girl like me. But guess what? My worries are gone and I’m jumping with joy! #lifeafterleaks #ad


#WIRW: The Boys of the Dixie Pig

No, you’re not stuck in a time warp – it’s not Wednesday. This post did not go live as it was supposed to, yay, me. So lucky you, you’ll likely see TWO posts from me today. Go, me. Happy Wednesday Thursday! This week’s pick for What I’m Reading Wednesday is The Boys of the Dixie [Read On]

Six changes to put me on the road to fitness. Yum! #sipandbefit #snapple

6 Changes to Put Me (Back) on the Road to Fitness

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc, and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipandBeFit #CollectiveBias I think I’m at a point where I can no longer refer to the extra inches on my belly as “baby weight”, especially since one of my “babies” now wears the same shoe size as me. [Read On]

WIRW - September Fiction Picks

WIRW: Books to Get Lost In

Before you say anything…I know…never end a sentence with a preposition. That’s why I’m reviewing the books and not writing them – I get so excited when it’s time to review books sometimes that I just can’t come up with a title suitable to reflect how I feel. In this case, I have the added [Read On]


Middle School is Tough. (These Books Aren’t)

This summer, my soon-to-be middle schooler lodged a complaint: “Why is it that so many books talk about how awful middle school is?” I took a look at his bookshelf and have to admit, it’s true. I didn’t want to admit that since middle school can be pretty miserable in real life, it’s a relatable topic for [Read On]


Simplifying my Blogging with CoSchedule

This post is for all my blogging peeps. I’ll be back with my usual content for the masses tomorrow. You know, I started blogging over seven years ago. SEVEN.  My purpose at the time was to keep my far-flung family caught up on all the details of life with our new babes, but it didn’t take [Read On]