Fall Fashion Must Haves


You know I’m all about being comfortable. I don’t believe in suffering for the sake of fashion. I’d sooner wear my pajamas out of the house than something that I had to pull and tug and rearrange all day long. Though it’s not usually appropriate for me to wear pajamas out of the house, so […]

If Life Were a Hallmark Christmas Movie


I’ve been watching The Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas movies pretty obsessively this month. They’re easy movies to put on in the background as I’m doing other things and they’re on all the time (I’m even dvr’ing them, though I probably shouldn’t admit that). If life went according to Hallmark Christmas movies, here’s what would […]

Why I’m Not Going to My High School Reunion

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High school wasn’t truly awful for me. I wasn’t bullied. I had friends. It was a very small group of friends. Because we had a class of about 250, with the majority of us having been together since seventh grade, if not longer, even if you didn’t really know someone, you could usually conjure up […]

10 Things to Smile About


1. Fall traditions with my boys. Going to get our pumpkins and remembering all the years we’ve done this and realizing just how grown up they’ve all become. 2. An unexpected gift from a friend. Coming at just the right moment. (Thanks, Kir) 3. The way my boys open my car door for me. 4. […]

First Impressions and LISTERINE®


This is a sponsored post. I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. as part of my participation in this project. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Walking into a room full of people I don’t know can be really nerve-wracking. I tend to psych myself out and imagine […]

Feeling Better During That Time of the Month


I’m talking about exactly what you think I’m talking about, so if that makes you uncomfortable (especially knowing that I’ll be talking about breast discomfort), come back tomorrow. But if you have this problem like I do, keep reading. This is a sponsored post, and I hope it will have some helpful info in it […]

The Un-Instagram-able


This is not another one of those “10 Things You Should Stop Posting on Instagram” types of posts. I read those and think well, damn, what’s left, then?  Keep posting your food, babies, selfies, coffee, shoes, outfits, your legs at the beach or pool, pregnant bellies, flashback pics, pics of the sky, the weather near […]

Stronger Hair with Pantene


I was on a mission earlier this summer: find something that would make my hair feel clean. I’m not sure exactly what was going on- if it was the humidity or just build up or what was going on, but I’d wash my hair and it still wasn’t feeling clean. I hit up Pinterest and […]

Hang On To Those Pictures


I was ready to be home. After three very busy days in New York City, I sat at a crowded airport gate, waiting for my flight to be called, too distracted and tired to focus on any of the books on my Kindle. To pass the time, and to take a break from the phone […]

4 Looks for Moms and 2 Secret Weapons


Even I have to get out of my yoga pants now and then. Or my swimsuit, since I’ve been practically living in that all summer when it’s too hot for yoga pants. Here’s a look at what’s in my closet: Usually, the only kind of pants that I feel comfortable in are ones with stretchy […]