Adventures in Pokemon Go

I tried high and low to get the Pokemon Go app to work in my small hometown in Kansas during our road trip, but I kept getting an error about too many trainer accounts and the GPS wouldn’t connect. I knew this might happen after reading the reviews from people that lived in smaller towns. So we … Read more

Best Road Trip Ever

When I think of road trips, I generally think of National Lampoon’s Vacation and disaster and end up with Lindsey Buckingham’s Holiday Road in my head for several days. But I feel like I never take a break. Life as a freelancer is always on, continually writing and searching for new opportunities and ongoing projects. … Read more

If You Give a Boy a Bag of Chips…

  If you give a boy a bag of chips, he will slam it into every possible object on the way to the potluck at the park. And when you get to the park, he’ll want to give the bag one final slam onto the concrete slab under the shelter before running off to play … Read more

Neon Summer Fun with Rose Art®

In the spirit of My Dirty, Happy Kid I vowed to relax and let the kids get good and dirty this summer in the name of good, old-fashioned fun. I feel like I spend a lot of time trying to keep things tidy, so I want to try and let things be a little more free-spirited … Read more

Because Monster Jam®, That’s Why

After a very unfortunate and traumatizing series of meltdown incidents in public with my toddler when he was 2, I started to choose big events and outings with the family very carefully. We went out on a regular basis for errands and such, but I was extremely mindful of nap and mealtimes when doing so, and … Read more

My Dirty, Happy Kid

My husband left with our son one evening for a Boy Scout gathering at the park with other dads and kids. When they returned a few hours later, my son walked in covered in dirt from head to toe. His dress shirt for Scouts was crop-dusted with dirt and orange crumbs, as were his shorts, … Read more

The End Game

Do you have any idea how stressful it is to date someone that sucks at karaoke when they don’t know they suck at karaoke? I mean, what do you say? Especially when the relationship is fairly new and they really get into the song in a rocker pose and a foot stomp that Journey’s someday-love-will-find-you video could … Read more

Why I Invite My Kids Into My Dream

I have been a stay-at-home-mom, I have worked outside the home, and now I work from home. There are pros and cons to every scenario, but regardless of where you are in life, it is so important to share your dreams and hearts desires with your kids, right where you are. Especially if you’re just … Read more

The Great Big White House “Let’s Move!” Adventure

One day out of the blue my editor at Babble emailed me and said “Would you be available to go to Washington, D.C. and cover Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! event at the White House in a few weeks?” After my eyes popped out of my skull, I texted that scenario to my husband with a … Read more

Clothes Shopping: Like the Hooker on Rodeo Drive

Boy, I tell ya, I am nothing if not practical. If I leave the house I want to run at least two errands, I only buy clothes for the kids that can mix and match in different combinations, comfort is my number one priority, and I am a planner. Plan, plan, plan, plan, planner. I … Read more

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