Finding Balance with STOUFFER’S® FIT KITCHEN™

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalancedNewYear #CollectiveBias I mentioned in an earlier post that I had five new goals this year – one of them being exercising more..balance is something that is important to all our lives.  With exercise, I’m trying to not undo […]

My Daughter is Trying to Kill Me


Ok, maybe she isn’t actually trying to kill me. It’s possible that she doesn’t realize that when she starts talking about a boy at school being her *gulp* boyfriend she doesn’t even realize that my stomach lurches and I throw up a little in my throat. But now she is asking to go on dates and […]

Back to School with College Ave Student Loans


When I decided to tackle a graduate degree I did so with kids down the hall and a supportive spouse. In fact, the easiest part of the back-to-school decision was choosing a school and major, along with gaining the support of my family. The next part I knew would be a challenge, but I wanted to […]

Somebody Cries Almost Every Day


I was raised in a family of boys. I am one of 2 boys, my dad is one of 2, my dad’s dad is one of 5 or 6 boys, and so forth and so on. Family lore holds that there was once a woman born into the paternal side of my family, but I […]

2016 Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls to a Start


I live in New York. Maybe we have earthquakes, but I have never been woken up by one. However, I am presently in Oklahoma visiting family and as of less than an hour ago I now know what it feels  like and sounds like to be awoken by an earthquake. The one that rocked me […]

New Year, New Goals? Here are 5 of Mine.


I have been seeing the weight loss and gym membership commercials for a few days. It seems like these places ramp up advertising this time of year – every year. So, clearly I am not the only one who could stand to shed some weight or build some muscle. It all speaks to rush to […]

Happy New Year – Grab a Pen!


One of the things that annoys me most about the end of the year also has me glued to every show that talks about it: Greatest (or Worst) Whatever from the Year Behind! Why do we have such a fascination with these lists? We love lists – we are obsessed with lists. Lists make life […]

Hasbro Toy Shop Brings Game Night from A Galaxy Far, Far Away…


* I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hasbro. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I don’t do the whole countdown to new movies like the kids do – usually. But this December 18 is a different story. […]

Summer Hikes have you Itching for Relief from Poison Ivy?


I love being out on the trails – and sometimes off of them – as much as possible during the warm months. Admittedly, there are times when my eyes are looking right past the poison ivy while my hands are reaching for a flower. Ugh, I am itching now just thinking about the last time […]