The Fitness Gods Must Be Crazy

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I’m no athlete. And I don’t pretend to be one. I don’t even pretend to aspire to be one. But I am tired of being flabby and I’m tired of getting winded more than I should. When I step on the scale, I’m roughly 10 pounds more than I should be and don’t even ask […]

My Favorite Saturday of the Year

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This Saturday is going to be my favorite Saturday of the year. It’s the day when I say (usually in the following order): Why did we think having a yard sale was a good idea? We are never having a yard sale ever again. How did we end up with so much stuff? We are […]

25 Common Sense Rules of Airplane Etiquette

25 Common Sense Rules of Airplane Etiquette

You know what a hassle it is to travel these days, I’m sure. I like to think I’m a pretty seasoned traveler but it still takes a lot out of me. I hover over my keyboard exactly 24 hours before my flight to ensure I’m in the best boarding group because every flight is a […]

Happy Birthday, Grumpy Cat

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If you’ve visited the internet sometime in the past two years, you are well aware of the feline sensation known as Grumpy Cat. But I’m getting ready to blow your grumpy mind. Grumpy Cat is a girl. What? I mean, maybe you knew this but I just assumed he was a boy. Maybe because he had […]

Why I’d Rather Lean In to Tina Fey Than Sheryl Sandberg

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Is there still a glass ceiling? Can women rise to the top? Can women in the workplace expect and demand equal working conditions? Yes, if you lean in. This idea is the foundation of Sheryl Sandberg’s first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. As COO of Facebook, Sandberg is in a […]

Blogmas 2013: Make ‘Em Laugh

Thanks for joining me for Day Two of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If you missed yesterday’s post, go catch up. I selected my 20 favorite submissions from the year. (Okay, I selected 19 plus one of my own. Cut me some slack). I’m back with […]

When Dr. Oz Called Me Nuts

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I’ll admit that TV has always fascinated me. When I had early ambitions of becoming an actress, I had my whole career plotted out… I’d start off as a young ingénue on a popular soap opera. Small films and bit parts would trickle in until I had my breakthrough role in an indie film. Then, […]

#WeirdWednesday: Kids Are Weird Too

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You know what one of the greatest things about parenting is? Seeing the world through Evan’s eyes. He’s a curious little bugger and has been ever since he started walking and talking. In fact, he was such an early (and prolific) talker that I wondered if he would ever shut up. (In case you’re wondering, they […]

#CruzeDieselMLBTour: Pit Stop in Raleigh

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I started this journey because I love cars, baseball, and road trips. And I figured that readers with an interest in one of those areas might follow along. Well, I have some bad news and some good news for some of you. There is no baseball on Day 3 of the #CruzeDieselMLBTour.  We didn’t even […]

Just 5 Things… Worst Jobs Ever

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When I was at a loss for something to write, I one day came up with the idea for a quick list of things. Any things. I thought it would be a fun little Friday post. Quick to write, fun to read. I think I’ve talked about cars and movies and actresses (you can check my 5 […]

The Night My Dog Spoke to Me

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If I had a category for wacky things that most people wouldn’t believe even if I told them, that’s exactly where this post would be filed. Now I’ll admit I have a non-traditional view of religion and spirituality but I’m pretty comfortable with that. As a former scientist and science teacher, it would be easy […]