Happy Birthday, Grumpy Cat


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


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


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 […]

The Secret to Marriage Lies in the Snacks

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Before you read any further, I feel compelled to disclose that this is NOT a sponsored post or a review for snacks. I’m not endorsing any particular snacks at all but I did make a recent discovery about them. They just might be the key to a successful marriage. Keep reading. I have a lot […]

Apparently, some people think I’m funny.

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I remember years ago when I started as a blogger (which is weird for me to even write because I never set out to be a “blogger”). I simply planned to have a blog. In fact, I didn’t even know being a “blogger” was a thing. I was willingly dragged to a one day Bloggy […]

My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Memory


Even as a very young child, my mother always seemed to get us confused. Well, maybe not us but certainly our names. “Da… Ton… FADRA!!!” She’d go through abbreviated versions of all four of her children until she happened to land on the right one. We joked about it. We thought it was funny, and probably […]