10 Universal Truths Of Parenting A Teenager

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Most parents of typical toddlers are constantly challenged, mentally drained, and extremely exhausted. Not much changes when you’re raising a teenager.   Though unlike the “Terrible Two’s,” teenagers are extremely verbal and, while you will still hear the emphatic “NO,” are like well-versed little lawyers: ready, willing, and able to defend or plead their case. […]

Life Lessons From Judge Judy


I recently had the opportunity to hear Judge Judy speak at a women’s event. I admit, I don’t watch The Judge Judy show which has been on air for 20 years, but I heard she is quite the character and a dynamic speaker, so I was eager to go. She did not disappoint. I left […]

Slow Starts, Guilty Pleasures, And One Word Resolutions

Editor's note: I made this myself out of tortilla chips while on vacation, while my husband shook his head, I mean...watched in amazement. No tequila was involved in this photo shoot.

2015 began with a slower start than I had planned. Usually, I hurl myself into the new year with renewed vim and vigor and a To-Do List a mile long. My body and mind tingling from the excitement of a new beginning and probably too much caffeine. But I was sidelined… Unplugging from most of […]

What My Father Taught Me About Winning


My father and I used to play silly games in the car on the way to school when I was little. “What number am I thinking?” he’d ask. And no matter what number I said, he’d exclaim, “You’re right!” And I would squeal with delight. Instinctively, I knew never to try this game with my […]

Answers To 5 Truths And 1 Lie


Here are the answers from yesterday’s 5 Truths and A Lie game. Thank you for all the comments,  I’ve been loving them all! This has been SO. MUCH. FUN. Okay, here goes: #1 As amazingly romantic as this seems, it’s all true. I remember their sawdust floors just like it was yesterday. My “future husband” […]

5 Truths And One Lie


Today is Day #20 of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month) and to celebrate the fact we have just ten more days to go (YIPPIE!), a group of us have decided to play a game called 5 Truths and a Lie game.   Below are 5 truths about me and 1 big fat lie. Can you […]

My Inbox Is Overflowing. Stop The Madness.


I spent the early morning unsubscribing from email alerts from stores I don’t even remember subscribing to and turning off email alerts from a social media platform I rarely visit (*cough* Google+). I’m tired of the noise. I’m tired of my inbox overflowing with stuff I don’t want to see and probably never will. I’m […]

Pillow Talk

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I seem to be on a holiday-decoration-pillow shopping spree. Seeking comfort and expression wherever I go, I guess. Perhaps, I just need a nap. Posting everyday for a month during #NaBloPoMo will do that to you! Anyway, this pretty much says it all. The best part? It’s sparkly.    

My #1 New Year’s Resolution


Like a lot people at the end of every year, I make a list of New Year’s Resolutions. This is something I look forward to every year and usually with great enthusiasm. Usually, this involves a lot of cutting and pasting from the previous year: Talk on the phone instead of text, read more, workout […]