Ants in the Keurig Means No Coffee in the Momma

If I seem a little stabby today, it’s because my caffeine levels are low. You see, there are ants in my Keurig.   Now, apparently if you live somewhere sugar ants can be a problem, this is NOT an altogether unusual thing, at least not according to Google. (That said, I will highly recommend that [Read On]

Physical Therapy, Mom-Style

My son has spent the past 4 weeks with his left arm encased from mid-hand to armpit, which has drastically limited his activities.  A broken elbow is a bummer if you are a soccer goalkeeper (but not such a bad thing if you hate folding laundry).  When the cast was finally removed on Friday, he [Read On]

My Top Six Favorite Summer Moments (so far!)

I’m starting to see back to school posts and honestly, they make me twitchy because, of course, we didn’t tackle half the things on the summer bucket list. Again.  In fairness, it’s definitely been a summer of highs and lows – those lows including one child giving herself a concussion,  and another child breaking an [Read On]

Book Review: Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

I recently reviewed (and had a giveaway) for another Lisa Scottoline novel, a humorous memoir co-written with her daughter, Francesca Serritella titled I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool.  In it, I spoke about how it’s a delightful departure from her gripping mysteries.Well, today, I’m sharing one of my favorite beach reads of this [Read On]

Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Under a Summer Sky

UNDER A SUMMER SKY Follow Your Heart, Book 3 by Melody Carlson   Genre: Contemporary Romance / Christian / Inspirational Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: June 6, 2017 Number of Pages: 320 Scroll down for Giveaway!    High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing [Read On]

“Selfie-Esteem” Event is Taking On Teen Acne

  As the mom of a teen, I’m reminded again and again just how tough these years can be – particularly on their self-esteem.  Something as common as acne can make our kids self-conscious and the target of teasing – or worse. While I was fortunate to escape with a few breakouts, the Hubs struggled with acne and [Read On]

Book Bonus: Interview with Remember No More Author Jan Newton

As a pitifully struggling writer myself, I’m fascinated by the writing process of actual published authors, and when possible, avail them to allow me to pick their brain for insight.  It’s a wholly selfish act, I confess, and I am thrilled that Jan Newton, author of Remember No More – a superb crime thriller set in [Read On]

13 Tips To Get The Best Results from Laser Hair Removal

  I am a low maintenance gal.  I can never keep up with chipped manicures so I tend not to bother, I’m always trimming my own bangs because I forgot to book a haircut, again (sorry, dear stylist Ursula), I haven’t started to color my hair to cover grays because root touch-ups, and I rarely [Read On]

Putting a Fresh Face Forward: I Tried Microdermabrasion

  Fresh back from my trip to Cancun, I was relaxed and tanned. But despite careful and heavy use of sunscreen in the strong Mexican rays, my skin was not looking quite so refreshed as the rest of me. In fact, the fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead were more pronounced than ever. [Read On]

When A Habitual Overplanner Is Winging It

Back when I was single, traveling was easy. I’d book a trip with my friends and lob clothes in a suitcase the night before departure. At best, I’d pick up a new swimsuit and fresh sunscreen, but that would be it – if there was anything I desperately needed and forgot, I’d buy it at [Read On]