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

Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

Welcome to another episode of Keelan Hates to Read! This time, I torture him with a cute book by Ginny Jordan called What's Making Walter C. Laugh?, available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. OK I'm kidding about the torture part, but really that's how he acts whenever I try to sit down and … Continue reading Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

Lululemon Made Me Feel Like a Million Bucks

Last week in a fit of frustration with a pair of floppy leggings, I published an article titled "Lululemon Makes Me Feel Fat." What happened next completely changed my opinion of the Lululemon brand and was a shining example of what has become a rarity these days- stellar customer service. Within hours of publishing the … Continue reading Lululemon Made Me Feel Like a Million Bucks

Happy Father’s Day! Yes, even you, Darth Vader.

I randomly found this image online one Father's Day and thought it was funny. I had no idea it came from a book called Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, until a friend surprised me with the book she found at a garage sale. There's also one with Leia called Vader's Little Princess, which … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Yes, even you, Darth Vader.

Hello Summer, I’ve Missed You! 5 Ways I Prepared for the Return of Summer

Summer vacation always seemed like a magical time. You said your goodbyes at school and unless you lived in pretty much the same neighborhood, you lost touch all summer until you showed up on the first day of school taller, tanner and usually with a new hair cut. There was no Facebook to check and … Continue reading Hello Summer, I’ve Missed You! 5 Ways I Prepared for the Return of Summer

10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads

Father's Day is coming up June 17, so it's time to get those presents planned! When kids are little all the pressure is on mom to come up with something good. Dads can be a little harder to shop for sometimes, so here's my list of 10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads that I have … Continue reading 10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads

Holding Myself Accountable – Book Progress

A good way to hold yourself accountable while trying to accomplish something is to be public about it, so I started the year by announcing I was writing a book about my IVF experience. We are six months into the year and I've actually made some progress! I finally wrote my intro and got some … Continue reading Holding Myself Accountable – Book Progress

That One Time I Didn’t Take the Interview Seriously

I can't remember exactly why I didn't take it too seriously. I think a few opportunities had fallen through recently and I was feeling cautious, so a few red flags made me suspect the e-mail wasn't legit. The person said they were working with Jacksonville Magazine, but the message was from a Yahoo e-mail address, there … Continue reading That One Time I Didn’t Take the Interview Seriously

Watch out Betty Crocker!

My son surprised me by asking to bake cupcakes this week. He usually has no interest in helping out in the kitchen so I immediately dropped everything and got to baking! In full disclosure, I was doing yardwork and it was hot and any excuse to take a break sounded like an amazing idea. Trying … Continue reading Watch out Betty Crocker!

Life’s a Beach

Ever since we moved to the beach, I've found I have to take my phone with me on our beach walks because I never know when I'll want to take a photo. I'm always finding something neat, like a tiny sea snail known as a Sea Butterfly or something strange like the time I found … Continue reading Life’s a Beach