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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – Rockin’ Converse at the Prom

Teenagers, Wisdom Teeth Removal & A Funny YouTube Video

Last week in preparation for Nick’s appointment to have his wisdom teeth removed I did what any good and decent mother would do. I made a shopping list of soft foods, talked to him a little about what to expect, and re-watched one of my favorite YouTube videos off all time. If you’ve seen this […]