I Lost Weight by Taking Over My Kids’ Xbox

xbox one fitness

All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me or were given to my boys by their indulgent grandparents. When I made my resolution to lose weight this year, I knew I was going to have to exercise. I looked into returning to the gym but the class schedule didn’t fit in with my […]

ISO a Mom Friend Who…

mom friends

When my boys were babies, it seemed like what determined which moms I hung out with were the ones who had kids on similar nap schedules as mine. We needed to get out, so it was more about who could meet us when than anything else. But at this point, we’re on the go all […]

Because I Need to Put It Out There


I rolled my eyes at New Year’s Resolutions last year. Knowing that the only thing I could accurately predict is that things would be different come the new year and that I needed to roll with the changes. And while I still agree with that thought- and know that some changes bring positivity and some […]

Holiday Style and a $100 Country Outfitter Gift Card Giveaway

Women's Quickdraw Boot - Chocolate Elephant Print/Teak

This is a sponsored post with Country Outfitter. One of you will win a $100 Country Outfitter giveaway, so don’t click away! You know I will defend (pretty much to the death) my right to wear yoga pants every dang day. Enough with the yoga pants hate, y’all. But, around the holidays, I do like […]

10 Things to Smile About: October

batman costume

1. This conversation: 7y/o: I see the first star, I get a wish! Dad: Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight… 8y/o: Can I get a hot tub? 7y/o: Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. 2. Hot apple cider. Preferably simmered in the crockpot for a few hours with a couple cinnamon sticks […]

9 Soccer Mom Problems

soccer mom problems

Ah, the life of a soccer mom. What Soccer Mom Problems do you have?

Conquering Mt. Washmore: 7 Tips to Stop Laundry from Taking over Your House

7 tips to stop laundry from taking over your house

When we moved into our new house this summer, I swore that with that clean slate, I’d stay on top of the housework. That I wouldn’t let things pile up and I wouldn’t get so far behind on the cleaning. But with three boys (plus all of Hubs and my stuff- let’s be honest, it’s not […]

5 Reasons I’m Glad I’m Not Feeling 22

Taylor Swift - 22

On Friday night, after the kids were asleep, Hubs and I went next door to hang out with our neighbors, who were having a party. It didn’t take long to look around and realize: we were the OLD people at the party. Everyone around us was in their early 20s. And then there was us. […]

There Should Be a Monthly Subscription for THAT

period box

It seems like there are monthly subscription services for just about everything these days. From beauty products to food to yoga clothes (that one actually sucked me in). A quick search showed monthly boxes for just about everything you can imagine. But what I couldn’t find that there really should be a monthly subscription for […]

The Social Media Pass

social media pass

I’ll ‘fess up: whenever I screw up, it helps me to know that I’m not the only one who has ever committed that particular “mommy sin.” It’s the beauty of social media: being able to share those less-than-perfect moments and (usually) receive more support than criticism. Other moms telling you they’ve done the same thing, […]