A New Uncarbonated Life on Topamax

When the doctor put me on Topamax as a migraine preventative, he asked me if I drank Diet Coke, and then mentioned some people said it made it taste funny. Diet Coke has always tasted funny to me, so I didn't think anything of it. What he failed to mention was that it wasn't just … Continue reading A New Uncarbonated Life on Topamax

Week in Review: An Early Surly Valentine, The Donna and a Stencil Revolution

This week was pretty uneventful with just a couple highlights - we celebrated Valentine's Day early with a Peruvian twist, cheered on runners at the Donna Marathon and made something pretty to hang on the wall with a seahorse stencil from Stencil Revolution. Week in Review: February 4 - 10 We celebrated Valentine's Day early … Continue reading Week in Review: An Early Surly Valentine, The Donna and a Stencil Revolution

I Don’t Want You to Sit Next to Me Either

The other day on Facebook a friend of mine mentioned how she hates to be seated next to a family with small children when she's looking forward to a nice quiet dinner. Oh really? Like anyone wants that? It may be my own small child but I don't want to sit next to him either. … Continue reading I Don’t Want You to Sit Next to Me Either

Week in Review: Aquaman, Goodbye Wednesday, a Sunshine Blogger Award and Mogix Portable Charger

This week I finally got to the movies to see Aquaman, we said goodbye to a beloved furry family member, I got a blog award from a fellow blogger and tried out a neat portable phone charger from Mogix. Week in Review - January 28 - February 3 Aquaman! I rarely get out to the … Continue reading Week in Review: Aquaman, Goodbye Wednesday, a Sunshine Blogger Award and Mogix Portable Charger

Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing

Writers always talk about their rejections, so this is nothing new. You always read about famous authors collecting stacks of rejection letters and postcards, maybe even hanging them on the wall for inspiration. But as someone who only recently starting sending out queries and submitting articles, it is new for me. And in these days you … Continue reading Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing

Week in Review: A Brazilian Blowout, Cher Live, Renovation Progress and Utama Spice

This week I got to try out a Brazilian Blowout, went to see Cher, we finally made some progress on our backyard deck project and Utama Spice sent me an aromatherapy diffuser to enhance the atmosphere of my workspace. Week in Review: January 20 - 27 I got a Brazilian Blowout! I previously posted about … Continue reading Week in Review: A Brazilian Blowout, Cher Live, Renovation Progress and Utama Spice

Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

Friday was a rough day. The kind of day that makes you feel like you can't do anything right in the world of parenting. As far as the actual world, everything was just fine and dandy. But in my mom world, there was non-stop screaming, crying, arguing and an attitude of epic proportions. And he's … Continue reading Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

Week in Review: Jacksonville Zoo, Training Wheels, Blogging Buddies and Grandma’s Secret Products

This week we went to the zoo, took off some training wheels, met up with a blogging friend and leveled up our laundry with Grandma's Secret Products. Week in Review: January 13 - 19 The big bike ride - If you read my post on Friday, then you know the big news this past week was … Continue reading Week in Review: Jacksonville Zoo, Training Wheels, Blogging Buddies and Grandma’s Secret Products

Taking Off the Training Wheels – The First Bike Ride

I feel like learning to ride a bike comes with a special sense of freedom and adventure. It's a big milestone for a child and the start of a newfound sense of freedom. It was also an emotional experience for this mom of the newest little speed racer on the block. I can only imagine … Continue reading Taking Off the Training Wheels – The First Bike Ride

The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019

On Facebook and Instagram I keep seeing people's "2009 vs 2019" or #10yearchallenge posts and it got me thinking about how different things are now. Ten years ago I was building a costume business, partying late two or three times a week and traveling all over for conventions. A decade later, and I'm living a … Continue reading The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019