Five Rules of Instagram For Kids | Mom Monday

Last year we instituted our five rules of Instagram for kids. These came about when my daughter asked for her own account. She pointed out an interesting fact. Her brother had been on Instagram for a year by the time he was her age. Huh. Was he? Why don’t I remember that? We did a little […]

Review of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

A couple of weeks ago I made my annual girlfriends trip to Orlando. It was, as always, wonderful. I got to drive around in a sporty 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD SUV. Side note: Ladies, if you aren’t taking time to get away for a bit with your besties, here are 5 reasons why you should […]

Spring Break Planning Looks, Ah, Different This Year

I know a lot of my friends and family in Texas and Arizona are already enjoying their Spring Break. Or already enjoyed it in some cases. Spring comes early to the southern states! And Lawdy, Arizona is already moving into summer: the weather app says 96 degrees in my old hometown this weekend. Um, yeah, […]

Winter Monday Memes

It was 70 degrees last Thursday. That sounds like Spring to me, eh? I went running in a running skirt and tank top. And a visor. Suns out, guns out and all that. Today? Today I’m hunkered down in woolen socks, sweatpants, long sleeve shirt, a hoodie- with the hood on!, and a blanket over […]

About This Springing Forward Crap

Guys, I owe you an apology. I apologize to everyone NOT living in Arizona who had to put up with my bragging and finger pointing and squealing in glee every spring for the past 3 years. I just forgot. I forgot that life can change on you. I forgot that my family doesn’t tend to […]

5 Reasons Moms Should Travel With Girlfriends

I’m recently back from my annual girlfriends only travel weekend. We hit up Orlando and did it RIGHT with visits to both Disney World and Universal Studios (if you are only going to one- you are missing half the fun!). I’ve been doing this every year since 2011 and it’s become one of my most anticipated […]

Your Easter Bunny is My BEC

UPDATE for 2017: It’s March, which means the Easter season is just around the corner. I’m republishing this one to maybe (?) hopefully (?) head some of this nonsense off before it starts. See “St. Patrick’s Day Rant” below.  Originally published March 27, 2016. Before President BEC was elected. Lawdy, y’all…this guy! And I’m a […]

96.9 Things I Miss From Arizona

On this Monday-est of all Wednesdays, I’m sharing a little random. Basically, this is me avoiding all the laundry, dishes, dirty bathrooms, and all the unpacking that follows my annual trip to the Princess Half Marathon. There is one thing I miss above all other from Arizona since the move, and it’s probably not what […]

Ice Cream From Heaven

This might just look like an ice cream cone (that I probably shouldn’t eat- but whatevs) but it comes with a story. This weekend’s unplanned pop-in with my daughters at a Baskin Robbins ended a 15-year search for THIS flavor. The elusive strawberry cheesecake. If you haven’t tried this one yet, man, get out there […]

Beauty and the Beast Valentine Cards

February is a month known for love. And we love Beauty and the Beast around here! Here’s a few Beauty and the Beast Valentine’s cards to print and share.  I had a small freakout this morning when I dropped the kids off at school. I saw one child walking in with a plastic bag full […]