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

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

The Day the Grinch was Caught in Action

As I snuck down the stairs with a big red sack (it was an old Target bag, the giant size) thinking nobody would notice, I made it as far as three steps before lights started flashing, a loud helicopter noise began and sirens went off. My son appeared out of nowhere going "Hey! What's in … Continue reading The Day the Grinch was Caught in Action

Merry Christmas to Me: A Nice Clean House

It's SO nice to have a clean house. And it's not that we are terribly "dirty," but it's a good sized house with a dog, two cats and three-year-old so it gets to the point every so often where I just feel like I can't keep up with the bathrooms and the dust and the … Continue reading Merry Christmas to Me: A Nice Clean House

My Experience with EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

The other night during a storm the lights went out and I was suddenly plunged into darkness. I calmly reached for my phone, turned on the light and went looking for the flashlight. This is a stark contrast to how I used to react to the dark, and the change is all due to one … Continue reading My Experience with EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Pregnancy Made My Hair Go Insane

I had heard that pregnancy can give you lush, full hair, and that afterwards it will fall out and return to normal. That wasn't exactly my experience. I got the lush and full part. My hair got thicker than normal, but after my son was born, it stayed thick! But not just thick - it … Continue reading Pregnancy Made My Hair Go Insane

Keeping Your Car Safe with Owl Cam

*This post is sponsored by Owl Cam, all opinions are my own* The holidays are a big season for gifts, giving and unfortunately thieves looking to relieve you of a little holiday cheer by breaking into your car. You might not think a dash cam would be a deterrent, but what about one that records … Continue reading Keeping Your Car Safe with Owl Cam

Yard to Table, Why I love Having a Garden

I planted my very first garden when I was six, in the Florida sand in the little area between our townhouse and the next. I planted peas and was excited to see them grow and produce pods. I was so excited to actually grow my own food that I popped those few peas out of the … Continue reading Yard to Table, Why I love Having a Garden

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

5 Ways to Reduce Nighttime Anxiety without Drugs

I have anxiety. It seems like everybody does these days. I'm not surprised with all the crazy stuff going on in the world. But I've had it since I was little, when I would lie awake until 3AM, going over everything in my head, listening to every little creak and crack in the dark and … Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Nighttime Anxiety without Drugs