Eating My Own Dog Food: Part 2

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Back in the day, I used to play Buzzword Bingo at every corporate meeting. I played it in my head, that is. I listened while marketing metaphors were thrown all over the place. And when I started this blog over five years ago, it was because I wanted to be part of the space I […]

She’s an Unstoppable Mom

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As mothers, we’re influenced by who we’ll become from the day we’re born. We’re typically surrounded my moms and grandmas and sometimes aunts and close friends. All of them, in some way, whether good or bad, serve as a role model. They shape not only the people we’ll become but also the type of mothers […]

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 […]

Every Morning, I Wake Up With Bolivia

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When I was a kid, I was never geographically challenged. If I wasn’t pouring over a world atlas, I was spending time browsing our World Book Encyclopedias. I thirsted for knowledge about any place that was further than my immediate 60 mile radius. It also helped that one of my childhood hobbies was philately, known […]

The Best Lunch to Pack for Your Kids

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I love the idea of bento box lunches. In fact, I think you could put anything in that bento box and I would eat for lunch. Because who doesn’t love cute, compartmentalized food? But if I’m being honest with myself (and with you), I’m never going to be that Pinterest-inspired mom who packs a quinoa salad, […]

Ever Consider Renting Your LEGO Sets?

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If you’re like me, you couldn’t wait until your precious newborn baby was old enough to… sleep through the night take his first steps say “I love you, Mommy” finally show an interest in LEGO. We bought Evan plenty of DUPLO sets that sadly went mostly untouched, by Evan, that is. I definitely put those sets together. […]

Top 10 Binge Watching Shows on Netflix

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Whenever I turn on Netflix through our Roku, it always has a updated “Recommended for You” list. Or a “Because You Watched” list. And almost everything on that list is animated. That’s NOT because I’m such a huge fan of animated shows. It’s because I have a 7 year old that has gone from Kipper […]

How I Lost My Summer Fashion Sense

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Back in the Spring, I applied to and was accepted for the Aventura Ambassador program, which basically meant I could wear and talk about clothes that are supposed to be comfortable and eco-friendly. I was selected with some of my other favorite bloggers like Jessica, Alissa, Deborah, Tracy, and so many others. What an amazing group of […]

The Fish Who Shall Not Be Named

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Pets help make our house a home. A hairier and sometimes smellier version of home, but home nonetheless. We had tons of pets growing up. At one point, I think we had four cats and three dogs (although it may have been more). As a result, I never thought twice about sharing my space with […]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 13

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It’s a cool rainy day here in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland but last week, the sun was shining telling me it was right time to get out and… MOW THE LAWN. I’m not normally the lawn mower in the family but I’ve taken over the duties for the summer and here’s the one thing […]

One Day, he’ll thank me for this app

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It’s often debated how much a blogger should involve their children in the online world. We tell some of their stories and share lots of their pictures. And then we wonder how much is too much? My son Evan has been a big part of my blog since I started in 2009 but not because […]