A Back-to-School Contract & Apps for Outdoor Adventures

I don’t know how you feel about your smartphone, but I personally love mine and pretty much never leave home without mine. If I did I’d feel lost (sometimes literally) and would most likely go back home to get my Samsung Galaxy S6 because if I didn’t there would be a good chance I’d hyperventilate […]

One of my Favorite Memories from the Beach to Beacon 10K

A few years ago when I started to run more seriously there was one race at the top of my goal list and even though it isn’t a distance I particularly like to race, there were several reasons this specific 10K was a special one for me. Joan Benoit Samuelson has always been a runner […]

U.S. Cellular’s Big Country & Win a Trip with Andrew Zimmern

I love to travel and I’m so grateful for all the trips I’ve taken and the amazing locations I’ve had the opportunity to experience, both alone and with my family. The trips with Paul, Cody, and Nick mean more to me, especially since my family wasn’t able to travel when I was a child because […]

How to Make Perfect Iced Coffee at Home

It’s no secret that I love coffee. Aside from water it’s my favorite beverage, which is why I even took the time to write about my favorite coffee maker for all my fellow coffee lovers. I love coffee in the morning. I love it in the afternoon. I love coffee on a Tuesday. I love […]

My 5K Running Goal & A Practically Perfect Saturday

This past weekend was nearly perfect, especially Saturday. I had registered for a 5k road race (my first in over a year) that was an hour from home, which meant waking up the entire family much earlier than normal for a Saturday morning. The sky was gorgeously blue and the sun was beautiful and warm, […]

Wordless Wednesday – Jaws 40th Anniversary

Internet Safety Month & U.S. Cellular’s Family Protector App

Did you know that June is Internet Safety Month? I admit that I didn’t, but I think it’s a great reminder since I spend a great deal of my time online and more importantly my teenager spends a majority of his time on the worldwide web. Even though we’ve discussed the importance of our Parent […]

What It’s Really Like to Get a Mammogram

A few years ago, when I turned 40, I made a conscious decision to start making my health and wellness a top priority. The first thing I did was make an appointment for my annual physical where I asked my gynecologist to schedule my first mammogram. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but since I […]

Graduation

Last week at this time I was looking at a tuxedo hanging on Cody’s bedroom door feeling nothing but excitement for his evening ahead at the Senior Ball. Not only did he look ridiculously handsome, but he also had an amazing time and danced all night long.┬áIt was the first big event of a weekend […]

5 Must-Have Summer Apps + A Family Cell Phone Contract

I recently made the decision to upgrade Nick to a smartphone. He’ll tell you he’s the last teenager on the planet to finally carry a device that comes with a data plan and I’ll tell you how I was lucky to have a quarter for a pay phone when I was his age. The times […]