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Winning The “I’m Busy” Game

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!  If you’ve ever asked me to do something for you, chances are I’ve told you that I’m too busy. And I hate to brag, but I am. I know you want me to volunteer for that thing, but I […]

Catch Me On The Meredith Vieira Show Tomorrow!

This morning I showered and got dressed in something other than sweats and headed to 30 Rock (I love saying that, as if I run into Liz Lemon every time I’m in the building), otherwise known as 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Otherwise known as the home of some of the best TV shows in history. After […]

Giving Up Shampoo

Early last week I was hanging out with my sisters in Kansas, visiting our dad and step-mom, and we managed to stop talking about our kids for a few minutes and got on the subject of hair. My sister Cara said that she’d been washing her hair for a while with baking soda. Now, a […]

Invisalign–Video Proof Of My New Smile!

[I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board and received complimentary Invisalign treatment.] I can’t believe that I’m basically done with Invisalign! It feels so weird not to be wearing them all day now. Take a look at how my teeth turned out, compared to a video I added in from a few […]

A charity Walk That Won’t Give You Blisters

[The following post was sponsored by the Light The Night Campaign.] If you know me you know that I participate in a lot of walks and runs. Sometimes for charity, sometimes for a medal, sometimes just for the satisfaction I get from crossing a finish line. While I like challenging myself, I do realize that […]

What A Nine Year Old Can Do

  On Tuesday, my friend Anna sent me this poll, because she knows how I feel about kids being able to have some independence. The headline of the article was, “68 Percent of Americans Don’t Think 9-Year-Olds Should Play at the Park Unsupervised.” I wasn’t really surprised by what the poll had to say. If […]

Doing Pinterest Right

I think I follow too many food boards on Pinterest. But at least I have my daughter’s lunch packed for the first day of school. Thanks for the inspiration, Kelby!

Emmy Recap In Award-Winning GIFs*

[*I may have presented those awards to myself. Anyway…] The 2014 Emmy Awards finally got underway last night after 17 hours of red carpet shows, each more vapid than the last. It’s pretty simple: I just want to see what everyone is wearing. Maybe hear about their next project. Anything more than that gets awkward […]

Olive Oil Popcorn Follow-Up: Blind Taste Test

  While I did write a sponsored post for Pompeian Olive Oil recently, this video was done on my own and was not sponsored in any way.

How Free Play Changes Kids’ Brains

[The following post is sponsored by Playworld Systems.] I really loved writing about the benefits of free play last month. Playworld Systems makes the kind of playground equipment that helps free play thrive, letting kids take risks and figuring things out for themselves. When they pointed me in the direction of this NPR piece on […]