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
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
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
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.
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
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
I'd been wanting to try making yogurt paint for a while for my son, but was worried it was going to stain my walls, grout and tub. Then one day last week my son was resisting his bath and I didn't feel like putting up a fight, so I decided to get a little creative … Continue reading How to Make Edible Yogurt Paint
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
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!
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