Journey

“Don’t stop believin’…”  Nope, not that kind of journey.  I’m talking about a health journey.  Over the years, I’ve taken many health journeys… everytime I’ve failed. It’s very disheartening to look back at the this path and see my failures. It’s also disheartening to see the number that shows when I step on the scale. …

A Blown-Up Pool and a Smile

There are few things that signify Summer is fully in swing better, than a blown-up pool in the backyard. That yellow ring of grass is an easy indication of some fun well done. I may not be a little kid anymore, but now I get the mom’s-eye view of my own girls enjoying one of…

The Kid That Noone Wants to Play With

My youngest daughter is almost 6. While she’s very smart, she tends to have kids be mean to her. Being the youngest of three girls, she has basically been like an only child while her older sisters go to school. So alot of her time is spent with me or alone. When her sisters get…

Refreshing and Detoxing Berry Citrus Water

I love summer because summer means fresh fruits and veggies, swimming pools, and bare feet in the grass. When you live in the Midwest, summer also means temperatures that make you think you have landed in the deepest pits of hell. Seriously, when did I agree to live in a place that has 99% humidity and…

Girl’s Club

At 36 years old, I sometimes forget the world I live in still includes mean girls and cliques. I sometimes forget how much it still hurts to realize those people exist. I also sometimes still forget how much it hurts to be on the outside of that.  In high school, I never really felt like…

I’m a Bad Friend

I’m a bad friend. It’s true. I am.  If you call me to hang out, I probably won’t even answer the phone, because… eww. Who wants to actually talk on the phone? I might buy you a card or a gift and let it sit on my desk for weeks. Maybe even months before actually…

Even the Strong are Weak

The following is a guest post from Eric Tietze. Eric is the Vice President of Operations at Ozarks Farm and Neighbor in Lebanon, MO. He is also a photographer. You can find his work at https://www.facebook.com/photosbyerict ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Even the strong are weak When tough situations arise some of us are looked to as the “strong ones”….

A Victim’s Review of 13 Reasons Why

If you’ve been anywhere on social media in the last couple of weeks you have most likely seen the polarizing opinions about a new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The opinions range from complete support and raving reviews to pure hatred and utter disgust. At first, I said I wouldn’t watch this show. Suicide is too…

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

If you’re looking for healthy, this is not your recipe. If you are looking for sweet, coma inducing, diabetes causing, obesity enforcing, deliciousness… look no further. These cinnamon rolls are amazing. Amazing. Delicious.  Dough: 1 cup milk, warmed 1 pkg yeast 5 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter, softened Filling:…

Bucket List

I think everyone we know has a bucket list… a mental, or perhaps physical, list of things they want to do or accomplish before they kick the bucket. I recently watched the show No Tomorrow and the characters on that show have an “apocalyst” of items they want to accomplish before the impending end of…

Concert Review

Last week, I had the opportunity to go to a benefit concert for St. Jude Children’s Hospital with a friend who scored some tickets. I truly have a deep love for live music so I was stoked to go to this concert… and 3 hours of waiting in line landed us 3rd row seats.  Before…