Why I Make My Kids Use iThings

kids and technology

As a GenX mom with a fondness for all things Montessori, technology for my children’s use has never been a priority in my life. In fact, I’ve been limiting their screen time since birth. We even pared our cable down to only the basics so I wouldn’t be tempted to turn on Disney Junior to entertain the girls […]

sound asleep

I have to force myself to go to bed at a decent hour. The morning is unforgiving, what with the school bus coming at the same time every morning and all. The last thing I do before I retire to my room where my husband is already sleeping – he wakes up at an unspeakable […]

Why The #IceBucketChallenge Worked


For what it’s worth, my personal preference is to avoid all viral-Facebook-related things. I don’t tag folks to do this or that. I don’t participate when tagged. It’s just really not my thing. Also Facebook is not my favorite. However, when my kids were called out to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a few […]

Have We Given Up on Jeans?

jeans are a wardrobe staple

How many pairs of jeans do you own? OK – now how many actually fit you? Just kidding. Don’t answer that. I’m not ready to answer that one either. Regardless, jeans are a wardrobe staple for most of us. Denim has held a safe place in my life since childhood. In adulthood, even when I worked […]

Massage Envy Review {+ Houston-area Giveaway!}


Disclosure: Massage Envy provided me with a complimentary massage in exchange for my honest review. Have you ever had a massage? I am always surprised when I meet people who haven’t had one. I’ve had more than I can count. Not only can massages relieve muscle tension and be a great natural way to manage […]