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 […]

Super Bowl Monday Musings

The Super Bowl is still going on while I’m writing this. And it’s a nail biter. Holy cow. But I’m not here to talk about touchdowns and turnovers and penalties. Let’s talk about the halftime show. GAGA, y’all. She killed it. I just shared this fun nugget this morning on Facebook. All the halftime shows […]

Valentine’s Day Sweet Ideas

February is one of my favorite months. It kicks off a lot of great dates in my life: my son’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, Princess Half Marathon Weekend, and my birthday. Celebrations galore! If Valentine’s celebrations are on your radar and you are looking for some clever ideas on where to go, what to eat, or […]

First Week Observations | Mom Monday

We’ve been on the east coast for a week now and I have a few observations about the move. Mostly we’ve been getting boxes unpacked, laundry caught up, and kids settled in schools. So there hasn’t been a ton of exploring (but it’s coming!) or doing much more than finding the closest grocery and gas […]

New Year, New State | Moving Update

This is not the usual New Year, New Me post. It is mostly an update on what’s been going on over the past month, which happens to be the first month of a new year. But there’s some of that in there as well. I mean, you cannot avoid it when you just moved to […]