What I’ve Learned About Fiverr

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A few days ago, I received an email from a nice gentleman named Mark. He was inquiring about my writing services and, being a freelance writer and a blog owner, I didn’t see anything unusual about his message. Then he referenced my Fiverr account and I was all what the whaaaa? I had never heard […]

Epic January

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My first teaching gig was my absolute favorite. It was challenging and I went home in tears some days, but anything worth doing makes you cry, right?   Just pretend.   Though it has been longer than I’d care to admit since I was a Valley Viking, my relationships with former colleagues have endured the years. […]

When Panty Lines Attack

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Today is my anniversary, which means on this day 9 years ago, I had to cut my mom’s panties off of her. My parents had graciously turned their house into a hotel/salon for the gals in my wedding party. It was the morning of my I Do Day, and all of us were getting glammed up. The make-up artist was […]

The Tale of One Woman’s Tramp Stamp

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Loan me your brain for a minute; we’re gettin’ all philosophical up in herrr:   Which came first: the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Would The Kardashians still be a show if Kim hadn’t gotten freaky […]

Oversharing: I Peed My Pants At Wal-Mart and Other Tales of Mommy Incontinence

Moms, we've all been there. Some of us were just in Walmart...#humor

“If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.” –Old Farm Lady on Billy Madison I heart Sarah because she regularly Overshares on her blog The Sadder But Wiser Girl, which is where today’s post was first published. Sarah’s inability to control her bladder and her willingness to then write about it make her […]

To My Baby Brother, On His 30th Birthday

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Hellooooo, Michael! You keep telling me to stop writing about my lady bits and kids, and instead write about you because, like a typical man, you enjoy being fussed over. So, here it is. Your very own post on your very special day. The day you don’t want to celebrate but I’m making a huge […]

You Can’t Live Up To the Hype So Stop Trying

All that parenting advice making you feel inadequate? Here's some real advice: you'll be a better parent when you lower your standards!

5 Ways to Stop Yelling At Your Kids!
Cherish Every Moment!
Make Her Birthday the BEST EVER!

We’ll never live up to the parenting articles, so let’s stop trying.

Summer Makes Me Fat

4 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Healthy

It’s pretty unfair that swimsuit season coincides with BEER ME season. What is it about the warm weather that begs for imbibing? There’s nothing I enjoy more than being outside with our neighbors, laughing and chatting over a few cold Blue Moons, watching as a slew of kids run circles around us. I always put an orange wedge […]

Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

The cold air lifted and the clouds parted, casting a warm glow of sunshine on the new blossoms below. I drove down the familiar road to find that with the bitter snows, a neighbor’s Brittany Spaniel had also disappeared. His dog house was boarded up and his spot in the yard vacant. Maybe the long […]

One to Two Almost Killed Us

Going from 1 to 2 kids almost broke us, but the battle scars serve as reminders to be patient and kind with each other.

Many parents say the transition from none to one was the hardest, but I maintain going from one to two kids is the biggest game changer. Everyone is so excited for that first kid! Grandparents crawl out of the woodwork to hold him, there is no shortage of babysitters; neighbors you barely talk to bring […]

Be That Match

10 of the best ways to motivate middle and high school students

All teachers have had those students who can learn but simply choose not to. We’ve witnessed wasted beautiful minds, nonchalance of talent, and the refusal of effort. ​It is absolutely maddening; those students have the ability, but for whatever reason, their fire hasn’t been ignited. As educators, we long to be that incendiary match, but it’s much easier […]

Why Every Husband & Father Should See Pixar’s Inside Out

Fantastic family movie, especially for those who struggle with emotions!

Pixar’s animated movie Inside Out made my husband a better father. Truth!

Smells Like Childhood

Neutrogena Sunblock Matching Quiz

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   The simple things are what I remember most about my childhood. Running around barefoot outside, invincible to bee stings and splinters. Joining the other […]

They Serve Bagels In Heaven

What an inspirational interview with author of They Serve Bagels In Heaven!

They Serve Bagels In Heaven is a fantastic romance that radiates inspiration from its pages. As crazy as it may sound, I felt a sense of calm after finishing this book; my apprehensions about death were allayed through one couple’s love for each other.

Loving the Mom in Me

What do your underwear say about YOU?!

One woman’s life story as told by her underwear. If these panties could talk…

Chip and Joanna, Call Me!

Before and After with Air Stone

We used Air Stone in the kitchen and are in love with the finished product!

Gimme Some of the Grape!

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Safe medicine storage is a MUST with little kids running around. Here are 5 tips to properly store your meds!

Small Favors

Small Favors

I’m late a lot. Running behind schedule, rushing out the door late. I like to blame my children, but it’s mostly my fault. Or my husband’s. He does dumb stuff when we should be leaving the house. When I was in labor with our son, my better half took the dogs for a long run at […]

Because You Love To See Them Smile

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Ocean City, Maryland. That was my family’s summer vacation destination when I was little. We would pack up the car with bags and boxes until there was barely any room left for people, then my brother and I would sprawl out in the backseat on the make-shift bed our Mom had fashioned with a few […]

We’re Broken

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Before my husband’s last day of school, he sent me an email with the subject line: “Wanna go?” I opened the message to find an invite to Harrisburg to participate in the Campaign Fair Education Funding Rally on June 23rd. His superintendent had invited everyone to attend the event because “this is a critical issue […]