It was 3am, and neither of us had slept. My red-faced, two-day-old son was screaming and writhing in my arms, refusing to latch to my bruised and bloody nipples. His deep need for comfort and sustenance was something I didn’t know how to fill. It didn’t seem to matter how much I sang to him […]
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When I make a New Year’s resolution regarding my body, I typically stick to it for about 3 weeks. Or in the case of this year’s plan of Sober January … 3 days (because small children, amiright??). I know I’m not alone in this. Observe any workout class at the gym, and you’ll see. January […]
I have a confession to make: I’m not great at being a stay-at-home mom. It was never part of my plans but neither was marrying a soldier. And because that has meant moving seven times in nine years, you can imagine how quickly my professional plans fell apart. So here I am – an accidental […]
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We. Love. Historical. Fiction. I knew that The Alice Network by Kate Quinn had to be a pick for our book club. The reviews were great, every other book nerd I know recommended it, and again, our club loves historical fiction. It’s an entertaining way to learn about events and facts, especially if you are […]
There’s something so hopeful and expectant about the New Year. Sometimes you have big, exciting plans for the next year; other times it’s just a year you’re eager to put behind you. That’s right – suck it, 2007! Whether you believe in New Year’s resolutions or not, brace yourself. Here comes the time of […]
The holidays can be hard when it comes to weight management. Many of us work hard all year to keep our weight and fitness in check only to struggle now during the holidays. We had the pleasure of interviewing Mike Doehla, founder of Stronger U Nutrition, about these very issues. What is Stronger U? Stronger […]
I stood in the center of my kitchen; one hand on the counter and one hand on my head. I could feel the panic welling up inside me. Thoughts of how much I had to do swirled through my mind. I felt like the room was spinning. I could feel the holiday stress creeping up […]
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Chips with French onion dip. Homemade Alfredo sauce. Mashed potatoes. Chocolate cake with tons of buttercream icing. Am I making you hungry yet? Today is National Comfort Food Day and on this day, I cannot help but think of a few of my favorite comfort foods. Everyone has one or several comfort foods. These are […]
“This then is the true lesson: There is nothing romantic about love. Only the most naive believe it will save them. Only the hardiest of us will survive it. And yet. And yet! We believe in love because we want to believe in it.” This excerpt is from the final page of “The Last Romantics” […]