Real Talk, Real Results | 28-Days of Olay

This post is sponsored by Oil of Olay and Walmart through Acorn Influence. I participated in the 28-Days of Olay skin study. Opinions and results are all my own.  Women, let’s have some real talk here. We all have our “thing” that we aren’t happy with when it comes to our appearance. You might not […]

DisneyBounding For Dapper Day at Walt Disney World

While this is primarily a lifestyle blog with a focus on running and general fitness, once in a while I like to dip into fashion. Friends of mine: you can stop laughing now. It’s true; I have no sense of style.  Like, at all. But Pinterest is the BOMB.  And it doesn’t hurt to have […]

Uncommon Gifts From UncommonGoods

My husband is the best gift giver ever. Every gift I’ve ever received has been thoughtful and meaningful and wonderful. His love language is definitely one that includes showing how important I am by giving me something I’d never pick for myself. He’s a pretty good guy. Me on the other hand, well… ahh… I’m […]

Spring Break in Washington DC | Mom Monday

My kids have been off for Spring Break for three and a half days. And we’ve spent most of their Spring Break in Washington DC. And I’m an exhausted, weary, in bed by 8 pm bone tired momma over here. I’m not complaining, though. No, really. And if you know me, you know that’s a […]

Chores For Kids of All Ages | Mom Monday

Mom’ing is hard, isn’t it? Unfortunately, this blog post isn’t going to change that. Even one that gives a list of chores for kids of all ages. No blog post on the internet is going to tell you how to do it just right.  Mistakes occur. Regrets happen. Apologies are given. Goodness knows I’m giving my […]

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 […]