Going Back To Work When You Have Kids

  (dedicated to all the women I know who are here. This is JUST for you.) Dear Friend Who Just Went Back To Work, You know who you are. Your kiddos are getting older and you've just started back to work! I'm so proud of you. This is a big time for all of you [...]

How and When To See a Licensed Counselor

I've made no bones about the fact that I've been in and out of professional therapy for the past 5 years. It's become a vital part of my own journey and truly has opened my eyes to a lot of things about myself and others. As my current therapist says, we're all in some state [...]

Going Off The Social Media Grid

This is a very ironic blog post. Mostly because without social media, bloggers like myself would have virtually (see what I did there) no audience. No one would know we existed, what we wrote, or that we toiled at computers trying to find the words to express the feelings in our hearts and in our [...]

Oahu! Part One of Our Hawaii Adventure

ALOHA! Just two weeks ago, myself and my 2 teenaged sons, Matt and William, returned from our amazing trip to Hawaii! If you follow me on all the social media things (which I hope you do!), much of what I'll write here you'll already know from my NUMEROUS posts during our 10 day Hawaii adventure, [...]

The People I Met in Hawaii

When we travel, it's for the places. But for me, it's also for the people. I love to hear people's stories and I am always amazed at how they will open up to you if you just ask the right questions. As humans, we all have a story to share. They're not right or wrong [...]

5 Rules For My Family Vacation

We leave in 2 days for a 10 day Hawaiian vacation, just the twins and me, and I am excited, truly I am. However, I'm getting ready to enter into that place before vacation where there's way too much to do and not enough me so I thought I'd take a minute to write some [...]

Kids Today! What’s The Matter With These Kids Today!

Do you remember the song from Bye, Bye Birdie?? Here's the clip in case (by the way, love the line about how will we beat the Russians. Yikes.) I feel like everyday when I open my FB feed there are at least 10 articles written by expert Hoody Hah from the University of Know It [...]

A Quick Update on Running and On Life

I haven't written in literally weeks and I can't really give you a solid answer as to why. It's not just writer's block (I've had that and I typically know how to address it) but more of a lack of anything interesting to say. Oh, wait, that may be writer's block. Huh. I'm in a [...]

2017 Star Wars Half The Dark Side!

Just returned from an AMAZING weekend at Walt Disney World, playing (mostly) and running (a little) for the Run Disney Star Wars Half The Dark Side race and we had an AMAZING TIME! The parks were a little more crowded then last year but I think that's because it was the Sunday after Easter so [...]