Best Back to School Apps for Teachers, Students, & Parents

I've been enjoying seeing all of the back-to-school photos my friends have been sharing on Facebook, especially since my kids don't go back until next week, but then I'm all holy crap my kids go back to school next week and I get a little sad. I'm in … [Read More...]

Happy Belated 18th Birthday, Jenna!

To say the past year with Jenna has been challenging would be an understatement. She's always been a wonderful, loving, and loyal dog, but the aging part has been really tough on both of us. Every morning when I get up there is usually a soiled bed … [Read More...]

I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Summer Just Yet

I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. It is my favorite season and I've gotten really comfortable spending most of ┬ámy days wearing tank tops and flip flops while spending time with Cody and Nick. I'll miss them … [Read More...]

Cell Phone Courtesy Month & Practicing Cell Phone Etiquette

Did you know that July is National Cell Phone Courtesy month? I mean, I'd like to think we all practice cell phone courtesy every month of the year, but every now and then it's good to be reminded that consideration should always come first when … [Read More...]

Teachers and Coaches & Impacting Students’ Lives

I've already talked about how thrilled I was that Nick decided to join the high school track┬áteam this past spring, but it turns out I left out one of the most important reasons. I can still remember a few of my own high school experiences, both … [Read More...]

U.S.Cellular’s Parent/Child Agreement & A Child’s First Cell Phone

A Child's First Cell Phone A few years ago when my husband and I considered getting Nick his first mobile phone there were several things that we considered. First and foremost was whether or not he really needed a cell phone or if it was more of a … [Read More...]

Running in the Rain Isn’t as Bad as I Thought

I love to run, I really do, but I'm what one might refer to as a fair-weather runner. I pretty much plan my runs according to the weather and if it is less than desirable I end up on my treadmill, which isn't necessarily a bad thing since it faces … [Read More...]

‘Playing House’ Review – A Fun New Comedy on USA Network

When it comes to television shows, a really good comedy will always be my favorite, but the problem is that there are very few great shows that can make me (and my entire family) laugh for nearly thirty minutes at a time. Recently I was introduced to … [Read More...]

Helping the Homeless – One Reason I Love Mitscoots Socks

I know it might not seem like the most exciting topic, but can we please talk about socks for a minute (or five)? I love socks! I think they are a fun way to express yourself and show off your personality, which is why I own several pairs, some with … [Read More...]

The Reasons I’m Thrilled Nick Joined the High School Track Team

I love nothing more than to watch my kids doing stuff. They could be playing a musical instrument in a school concert, smiling on a ride at Walt Disney World, or competing in a sport. I don't really care as long as I can be there to witness as many … [Read More...]

Military Appreciation Month & U.S. Cellular iPhone 5s Giveaway

Even though it has been over 20 years since Paul's military service I can still remember how difficult it was to be apart from him when he was in the Navy, especially when he was deployed. Back then we didn't have tablets or smartphones, so if I … [Read More...]