5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

My son has some real doozies when it comes to tantrums. I've never been around kids much, so dealing with this is WAY out of my comfort zone and I have no idea what I'm doing. Sometimes I get so frustrated I want to have my own tantrum. I recently turned to Google in a … Continue reading 5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Cosplayers can get pretty wound up when asked about the current state of the cosplay community. My generation in particular can get their wonder panties in quite a bunch over “cosplay” and what cosplay means and how it’s basically a dirty word ruining everything associated with costuming. Many of us have acquiesced and accepted the … Continue reading Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Breaded and Baked Ranch Pork Loin Chops

Breading and baking pork chops is easier than frying and way less greasy mess. I was going to say "healthier" but I'm not sure if slathering ranch dressing on things is still considered "healthy." But I know it sure tastes good! A good way to lock in some flavor is to forego the usual egg … Continue reading Breaded and Baked Ranch Pork Loin Chops

What’s Holding Me Back From Writing That Book?

Every once in a while, I get on here to whine about trying to write my book. The book I made the big announcement that I was writing in January, in hopes to kick my butt into gear and actually get it done. The book I've actually been working on for the last 3 years. … Continue reading What’s Holding Me Back From Writing That Book?

How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

Let's get this straight right away, the title is meant to be funny. I DON'T mean "a better mom than You." I mean a better mom than I might have been or appeared to be. And it's all just for fun anyway. This is about all the things I totally set up just for the … Continue reading How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

Georgia-Pacific, Doing More than Just Making Paper

* This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own* This month I got to go on a unique field trip to see the behind-the-scenes operations at the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill in Palatka, FL and learn about their positive impact in North Florida and their environmentally conscious efforts that led … Continue reading Georgia-Pacific, Doing More than Just Making Paper

The Secret to My Best Roast Pumpkin Seed Recipe

I love saving the seeds after carving pumpkins and then roasting them. This year they turned out the best ever! I've been snacking on them all week. I'm ready to run out and get more pumpkins just so I can do it all over again and try different flavors! The secret to making them come … Continue reading The Secret to My Best Roast Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Week in Review – Everything, Nothing and a Book Club

This week I feel like I had a ton of stuff planned, cancelled on some it, got a lot of other "stuff" done, but still felt like I did nothing. I mostly caught up on blog stuff and posted a new video on YouTube for the Short Story Book Club. Week in Review - Oct. … Continue reading Week in Review – Everything, Nothing and a Book Club

Why Inspiring Content is the Worst Instagram Comment Ever

We live in an age of social media influencers, where bigger follower numbers mean bigger campaigns and more money. Building a following and improving engagement takes a lot of time and effort, so many individuals and companies looking for a better presence are turning to bots instead of humans to get the job done. The problem … Continue reading Why Inspiring Content is the Worst Instagram Comment Ever

Apple Picking, the True Terrifying Story

A few days ago, I posted a nice blog about our trip to Bryson City and how we went apple picking on the way home. It was all hearts and rainbows and happy times. Well here's what really went down as soon as we stepped into the orchard. I grew up around citrus trees in … Continue reading Apple Picking, the True Terrifying Story