My Takeaways from Hell Week

I made it through seven days going by the rules and themes of Hell Week. Find out if I did, in fact, achieve the goal of becoming my best self.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Erik Bertrand Larssen for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I did it! I made it through seven days going by the rules and themes of Hell Week by Erik Bertrand Larssen. If you’ve been following along at home, you might be wondering if I did, indeed, […]

Hell Week Check-In


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Erik Bertrand Larssen for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m halfway through a seven-day program to be my best self, so I thought I’d give you a little Hell Week check-in on my progress so far. (Read my first post about starting Hell […]

Hell Week Begins (Best Self, Here I Come!)

Ditching my old ways for new, healthy habits takes more than willpower. That

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Erik Bertrand Larssen for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m no stranger to all manner of self-improvement plans, and in the last year or so, I’ve really stepped up my game. That’s why I eagerly accepted a challenge to try Hell Week, a […]

5 Beauty Products I’ve Fallen in Love With

Tired of wasting money on makeup and treatments that don

One of the things I love about being a grownup is finally finding the beauty products that work for me—after all the trials and errors. I’ve wasted product after product because they just weren’t right. You can’t return beauty products once they’re opened, and often I felt bad for throwing away products I spent a fortune on. After a year […]

Subscription Boxes Bandwagon – Jump On!

Looking to spice things up this summer? Check out these 14 subscription boxes full of food, fashion, fun and discovery for you and your kids.

As school is coming to a close, you are probably starting to wonder exactly what you are going to do with your children all summer. It is, therefore, time for you to jump on the subscription box craze bandwagon. With so many from which to choose, how will you pick? Well, allow me to help […]

Dear formula feeding momma:


Dear formula feeding momma: You get stares when you pull out a bottle at the park for your three-month-old. Well-meaning friends and family believe it their life’s mission to remind you that “breast is best.” The lactation consultant referrals, the magazine advertisements, the billboards. It can all leave you feeling like a bit less of […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Working Mom Edition

Looking for inspiration for your new year

I have mixed feelings about the whole “new year’s resolutions” thing. Is it a natural opportunity to pause and think about what you really want in your life, and then create plans that turn your dreams into reality? Or is it just a pointless exercise in reflecting on what you keep meaning to do but […]

Tech Tidbits: What’s on your phone?

What's on your phone?

When the iPhone first came out and the hype was high, I adamantly stood strong that I would not own one of those phones.  And then came the need in my job to do testing of mobile apps that needed me to use an iPod or iPhone to test on.  Since they were going to cover […]

Daily Life Factors that Contribute to Women’s Stress

Daily Life Factors that Contribute to Women’s Stress

Editor’s note: In this sponsored post, Maid Brigade shares survey results and stress tips in recognition of National Stress Awareness Month in April.  Click infographic to view at full size. More than 78 percent of women feel they work a “second shift” when it comes to their daily life responsibilities, according to findings from the 2013 […]

Tasty Tuesday – Snack Mix!

Classic Chex Mix

I’m not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. Instead, we’ll be visiting family, who will do all the heavy lifting. In lieu of making stuffing and green bean casserole, I’ve volunteered to make pre-dinner munchies, namely snack mix! I’ve set Saturday aside for making tons and tons and tons of snack mix, because I know my […]