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Chicago Recap: The Food, The Attractions, The Experience

 

Every time I told someone I was taking Derek to Chicago to celebrate his 30th birthday, I was met with the same response:  Why Chicago?

In fact, after the 5th person or so asked, I began to wonder if I had made some sort of Birthday-ruining mistake by planning this trip. Chicago was a place Derek and I had always talked about wanting to visit one day, so I thought his birthday would be the perfect time to cross it off the bucket list.… Read the rest

Home,Lifestyle

Never Pay Full Price Again: The Best Money Saving Apps

 You’ll never pay full price again with these amazing money saving apps.

I love saving money, don’t you? It’s seriously the best, and yet, I haven’t ever been one to actively seek it out. I don’t have the patience to cut coupons or spend hours combing through the sales racks, and as a result, I end up paying full price for things most of the time.… Read the rest
Mom Life,Parenting

How To Teach Your Children About Diversity

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

It’s Read Across America Day! 20 years ago, it was decided to create a day of celebration to get families and children excited about reading. And since the Dr. is such a household name, they decided to hold the celebration on his birthday, March 2nd.… Read the rest

Mom Life,Parenting

How To Use Hug Time To Create A Happier Homelife 

Mom hugging her toddler

We all hear about the terrible twos and threenager stage, but I once had a friend explain to me that four is where the real chaos starts, and as we creep up on D’s birthday I’ll just say this— the struggle is real.

“Why” and “No, I’m not going to” have taken reign over my son’s vocabulary like an alien in a host body.… Read the rest

Health & Fitness,Lifestyle

A Healthy Life Starts With A Healthy Mind

In my deep quest to find myself— or rather, to lose myself— I’ve tried pretty much everything under the sun. The first diet I ever went on was the cabbage soup diet when I was in the 8th grade.

You mean, the one that is only meant for extremely overweight people who are in need of dropping quick pounds before a medical procedure?Read the rest

Lifestyle,Relationships

A JORD Wood Watch For The Man Who Taught Me To Value Time

I was ten minutes late for my first date with my now-husband.

It’s something I’ll never forget, because he’ll never let me live it down, but also because he called me and said, “Are you seriously standing me up?”
(Spoiler alert: I wasn’t).
Thing was, ten minutes late was practically on time to me. Up until I met Derek, I had absolutely no respect for time — mine or other people’s.… Read the rest