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{Live} The Holiday Card We Would Send If We Were Honest People

December 17, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

We weren’t a holiday card family growing up.  But Hubby is a big time card guy.  He takes pride in being the first card of the season and it’s the primary way he keeps in touch with many of his relatives overseas. I always wonder, though – especially in times like these – what goes […]

{Live} Parenting | Finding Mary Poppins

November 7, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

In Clueless, my own personal bible, Cher defends her high school virginity saying, “Well, you know how picky I am about my shoes – and they only go on my feet.” I can relate.  Not just in the realm of fashion, but in all aspects of my life – including finding the right child care. […]

{Live} Smart Thinking Lifestyle Tips: Think Smarter (Not Harder) To Save Time

October 25, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Tervis for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to learn more about the world’s first smart cup. * * * You know the famous saying “think smarter, not harder.”  Well, why is it so darn hard to think smart sometimes? For me, it’s being a creature of habit.  Even if my particular habit is […]

{Live} My Date With Ryan Gosling

October 3, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Last week, Hubby and I had what you might call a spat of sorts. To make a long, uninteresting story shorter and more interesting, words were slung around like gloppy fingerpaint in frenzied toddler fists, which fortunately turned out to be the washable kind, and came clean in a day or so with some gentle […]

{Live} Why I Blog | Versatile Blogger Award

September 26, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

I won! I won!  An award so prestigious and highly regarded it comes only second to the Nobel Prize.  What is this fabulous accolade, you ask?  Why, it’s The Versatile Blogger Award! Desi of The Valentine 4 was so kind to bestow me with this award and I’m honestly so surprised – and pleased – […]

{Live} The Four F’s: A Simple Equation for Family Wellness

September 13, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Walgreens for sponsoring my writing. Help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote. * * * In my spare time – which would be between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. when I’ve finished giving […]

{Live} Remembering Purpose

September 12, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Recent years of heightened chaos and hectic frenzy have left me feeling the need for a more mindful, controlled way of living, including remembering the purpose and importance of what I’m doing, when I’m doing it – whether it be playing with my children or working on a specific task.  In the Mindful Monday posts, […]

{Live} Jane’s First Day of School

September 1, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Yesterday was Jane’s first day of school. At 2 years, 7 months, my little baby went off to preschool. I thought there would be tears on somebody’s part:  mine or hers.  Or possibly both. But instead, it was one of the best days we’ve shared so far. Jane was giddy with excitement and couldn’t wait […]

{Live} Guest Post: Taking Time To Make “Me” Time

August 22, 2011 in All Posts, Guest Posts, Parenting

Sit back and relax with your Monday morning cuppa while the two Sarahs of Salt & Nectar let us in on their secrets of how to carve out precious “me” time during the busy hustle and bustle of motherhood.  Enjoy! When chatting with The Outlaw Mom about her transition from working full time to life as […]

{Live} Adventures Of A Working Mom Staying At Home: Weeks Three to Five

August 15, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Looking back, Weeks One and Two were seriously hectic.  Luckily, we were on vacation for Weeks Three and Four. Even though it technically wasn’t a “vacation” vacation – more a visit home to the in-laws’ – it was wonderful to get away from our routine and put some distance between working life and my new […]