Fall Break #MomentsToSavor

We were on fall break in Arizona last week, and guys, this is one of my most favorite things about Arizona. A week off school in October is priceless. You all know I’m firmly “team school year” vs. summer, but it’s still a crazy busy time around here. Ever since school started in early August, […]

Carrying My Confidence | Mom Monday

  I’m a mom and I’m a runner, so there is really no such thing as TMI (too much information) in my world. I’ve heard it all and probably seen it all. And this is going to be one of those TMI talks. I like to say that I have a Ph.D. in Mommin’. Add to […]

My Morning Routine: Bring on the Coffee!

Mornings, ugh. Amirite? They can be tough around here. It’s a crazy, hectic, and chaotic time getting four kids and two adults up and ready for the day. Especially when the day is starting off with very little sleep- which happens much too often around here. Fun fact about my household: the women can’t sleep […]

Sisters Are A Work of Heart | Mom Monday

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~ Marion C. Garretty When I discovered I was pregnant with my youngest, Lucy, (and consequently cried for two days because HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?! Rhetorical, here, obviously I know how… ahem…) one of my first concerns was for my daughter Claire. She’s always […]

Review: Ride In Style In the New Elantra

Something I’ve learned over the years: when in Los Angeles, you want wheels. Even if you only plan on one major destination, having a car is basically having freedom when you are visiting this vast city. Last week I was sent to Disneyland for work (stop laughing, it was work, I swear) and Drive Shop loaned […]

Taking Family Meal Time Back

We are the worst when it comes to dinner time around here. Most likely we are all grabbing and going and not sitting together as a family. I’d love to change that by taking family meal time back. Does this sound familiar to you? Dinner conversations are usually something along these lines: Put the phone […]

Because I Can | Mom Monday

Ugh. Running, amirite? It’s a necessary evil in my house. It’s the worst- but also the best- thing I do. When momma ain’t running, no one’s happy. Yet another reason why summers are so hard around here. So getting up early and running on a Saturday is important to my family. But it has a […]

Time To Focus On ME (With Help From Atkins)

Affiliate links included in this post. Printable Meal Plan included! Now that my kids are ALL in school, I’m finding my time from 8 to 3 is all about me. ME ME ME. And as you can guess, I’ve got zero guilt over it. (ps- Moms, it’s ok to take care of YOU. If you […]

The After School Snack Smackdown

My kids started school last week. The first day was Monday the 8th, so I’m a good two weeks into the school year. I’ll confess: I was downright giddy over it. I’d say it’s going well for everyone. Sure, there’s been some drama in the mornings about mom waking up late (dang Olympics!), lost IDs, […]

Review of the Mitsubishi Outlander | On the 10 Again Series

My car, bless her heart, is old. 2008 and 120K miles old, folks. She’s steady, she’s trusty, and she gets the job done. But she’s getting up there in miles. When I was offered a chance to test drive a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander by DriveShop, I knew my  Vader Van wouldn’t mind sitting a spell […]