Year: 2015

My Top Posts of 2015; your opinion and mine

Ahh, the end of the another year, where we look back at all the we accomplished (or didn’t) in the last year and all we want to accomplish (or wish we would but won’t) in the next. Honestly, though I’m being a bit snarky about this, I’m actually a big fan of society’s collective moment […] Read more…

I Want It All, And I Want It Now. (& Where Am I Going With All This Again?)

And then all these grand thoughts about the meaning of life have to bubble up and demand to be reconciled…precisely at a time when I don’t have the time or mindspace to devote time or mindspace to them.

But I want to think these thoughts. I want to reconcile them into nice organized compartments in my mind. I want everything to make sense and have answers.

I want it all. Read more…

Usborne Books GIVEAWAY: Because It’s My Birthday (and You’re Never Too Old for Kids Books)

So here I am. Usborne Books & More Independent Consultant. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Say whatever you what. Usborne books are cool. And if you know me in real life, I’m probably going to be giving your kids Usborne books for birthdays and/or Christmas. So you might as well just deal with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of birthdays…mine’s this week. I’m feeling old. Waaah. Oh well. We all get older. But……never too old for books! Especially awesome kids books. And so, just like for my 10th wedding anniversary, I’m going to celebrate my “I’m getting too old” birthday with a GIVEAWAY for my blog readers! Woohoo!! I’m on a roll with these giveaways apparently. And because it seems appropriate, you’ll never guess what I’m going to give away, so I’ll just go ahead and tell you: Some Usborne books!!! Read more…

10th Anniversary Getaway

10 Reasons Why a 10th Anniversary Getaway is Better Than a Honeymoon Getaway

KP and I celebrated our 10th anniversary this past weekend. TEN. YEARS. Which is kind of a big deal, especially in this city, especially in this day and age, especially at our age.

Which is also why, probably four or five years ago, I had this bright idea to have a HUGE party for our 10th anniversary. Even though anniversaries are typically not as popular to celebrate as weddings โ€“ to me, an ANNIVERSARY milestone is a much more appropriate time for celebration! Especially in this city, especially in this day and age, especially at our age – reaching 10 years of marriage felt a grand achievement worth celebrating. Read more…

2015 Ultimate HEALTHY LIVING Bundle Review

So you read mom blogs and saw some of them advertising this “Ultimate Bundles” ebook thing and you weren’t sure of it was a scam or for real and so you did a search for “Ultimate [Homemaking/DIY/Healthy Living/etc] Bundle Review” and ended up on this blog post. If so, welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

NO – this is not a scam.

They’re able to offer so many books for so cheap bundled together because it’s basically one huge collective promotional push where authors and companies combine forces to advertise for everyone at the same time. And because most products offered are digital, they can sell them for as cheap as they want and still make money.

BUT – is it as awesome of a deal as many of the mom bloggers make it out to be? Well, that’s your call. See below. Read more…

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The Ashley Madison TV Show & The Good That Could Have Been

I live in a weird part of the world. I juggle convictions and morals in an environment that often seems incompatible with them. I struggle with what to say and how to say it and what I’m allowed to say. Even with its weirdness, however, I still value the confidentiality of this entertainment business and respect the need to keep bits of information I’ve gathered here and there to myself. Often my random knowledge wouldnโ€™t really matter to anyone else, but every once in a while I’ve been privy to things that give me a different perspective of an issue that the rest of the world is not able to see.

You know the whole Ashely Madison thing? Where all the user email addresses of the infidelity website were hacked and released? Of course you do; it was all over the news and the topic of many articles and blog posts and vitriol. Well, what you donโ€™t know is that KP and I have a history with Ashley Madison. Ok, well, KP has the history – but as his wife and as it’s something we’ve discussed in depth, I have a history with it too. Read more…

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How I Don’t Use Hormonal Birth Control (or, What Is Natural Family Planning?)

WARNING: this will be a rather TMI post. If reading about my most recent birth story was too much for you, then this post probably will be too. But if you’re into natural birth stories and female empowerment stuff, then you might get a kick out of this post. Either way, read at your own risk and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Read more…

That “Mom Conference” Thing I Went To In Charleston Was Really Called the Edel Gathering

WARNING: This post is quite long and detailed. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not totally sure how to write this post. I should probably first start with a confession. This “Mom Conference” thing I went to last weekend that I’ve been casually referring to in a few previous posts? It wasn’t really a “conference” at all. It was […] Read more…