Writer’s Block

It’s only Day 6 of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and I’m already experiencing writer’s block. What’s funny about that is that I definitely don’t consider myself a writer. I’m a blogger and I write stuff, but I just don’t feel skilled enough to call myself a writer. And since saying blogger’s block just sounds […]

Sundays are Made for Relaxation, Muffins, and Running

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. It’s the only day that nobody in the family has to work, and aside from Paul’s rehearsals for an upcoming production of Annie, none of us has anyplace we need to be. There’s no rush to get up in the morning and nobody has to be out […]

If You Leave a Dog At Home Alone He Might Destroy All the Things

Since buying our house and moving to a new city we’ve been spending a lot of time at our local airport. It’s small and there’s a fair amount of activity, but it’s rare a jet lands in our non-major city. The main reason we visit the airport nearly every day is because Cody loves airplanes. […]

Timehop is the Most Bittersweet App of All & How My Kid Made Me Cry Today

So I had a post all planned out in my head for today, but then something really awesome happened and I decided THAT is what I need to write about today instead. Don’t worry, though, I’ll bore you with my health and fitness goals and a recap of my favorite road race another day very […]

My Gratitude Journal is the Most Important Thing on My Nightstand

One of the best thing I ever did a few years ago was start a gratitude journal. I have tried to add an entry every day, especially on the most challenging days when it’s often more difficult to find the good. Those are the days when it’s more important to dig deep and realize that […]

Hey November, What’s Up?

November, how the heck did you get here so fast? I mean, I don’t necessarily dislike you, but I feel like you kind of sneaked up on me. I mean, there are some really great things about the month of November, like the birth of my first son, Cody, and Thanksgiving, which is pretty much […]

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Wisdom + A Quick & Easy Halloween Dinner

Disclosure: I’m a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade, but I love sharing easy recipes and all things Charlie Brown. All attempts at humor are my own. Happy Halloween, everyone! It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Life Lessons Did you know that October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month? I didn’t, but when […]

5 Helpful Apps for College Students & My Favorite Samsung Galaxy S8 Feature

Disclosure: I’m a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade, but all thoughts and attempts at humor are my own. Just like that it’s Fall. Can you believe it? I know I can’t, especially since summer is my favorite season and I’ll miss it a whole bunch. Two of the surest signs of fall […]

Total Solar Eclipse: 3 Apps to Capture the Moment & Drone Dos and Don’ts During the Solar Eclipse

Disclosure: I’m a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade, but I’m pretty excited about the upcoming total solar eclipse and hope you’ll find these tips helpful. When Was the Last Total Solar Eclipse? Did you happen to hear there’s a total solar eclipse happening on Monday? I mean, who hasn’t heard about it, right? […]

Save Big on Back to School Shopping with Groupon Coupons + Target

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but I love saving money and I really love sharing good deals with you. This past December we bought a home and moved to a different area of the state we’re in and one of the best things about that is we are now only 20 minutes (17 on […]