Mother of two. Personal trainer. Fitness is about determination, not age.
I Blamed My Brothers so I Could Watch Rugrats
I was not always the sweet little girl that my father thought that I was or wanted me to be. He was always busy doing the single parent thing, so we kids were home alone a little more than might have been good. We would get home from school about 3:00pm and he would pull in an hour or two later. If there was an emergency, there was always someone home next door, so we weren’t exactly the typical latch-key kids.
The Rake, The Spinster....And The Merlot?
Dearest Bartholomew, When Ekaterina first suggested that we court each other, I was hesitant. I thought to myself “what could I possibly want with a rake? And why does my supposed best “friend” want to take part in my undoing?”. Sure, at 23 I am no longer as marketable as the young girls of 18, but it is not my fault that all of the season’s most eligible bachelors are old, fat, short, and looking for their third wife. Mind you, after the first two have died in “riding accidents”. It seems that the day was fast approaching where I either had to accept my fate as a twenty dachshund owning spinster or succumb to Ekaterina’s peer pressure. That Ekaterina, so much for a lady as well. Half of polite society knows that she is a notorious gambler who cannot resist tempting fate, and the other half know that she only sets out on these “matchmaking” endeavors because her own marriage is a sham.
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The Most Unexpected Change to Make for Better Sleep
A few months ago, I got a Lull Mattress. And it was amazing: supportive, but not too firm; soft, but not pillowy. It was great for alleviating my back pain, and, for the first time in years, I woke up every morning refreshed and pain-free. I couldn’t believe that one purchase had pretty much solved all my sleep problems.
10 New Things You Can Learn From Home
It's a frightening thought, the idea that it's only a matter of time before the coronavirus hits your household. You'll be quarantined, unable to leave the house, unable to go to work. Even worse, you'll feel way too sick to do much of anything.
How to Feel Connected to Loved Ones Despite the Distance
I’m a 90s baby. I remember my childhood as a mix of new technologies and brightly-colored cartoons. I remember playing with slime and building forts in the backyard. Most importantly, I remember doing all of this with my cousin Danny.
Everything You Should Know About Coronavirus At-Home Test Kits
It is vital that now more than ever we come together as a community and do our best to put a halt to the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus. Doctors and officials have a limited supply of necessary materials, especially tests, to help accurately diagnose and treat this viral pandemic, which makes it all that much harder to identify those who are carrying it to reduce the number of infected cases.
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A Thank You to the Strong Women Before Me
At 5:25AM my brand new alarm clock shatters the silence with its incessant shrill: BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. I begrudgingly roll out of my warm blankets, turn on my hair straightener and coffee machine, and settle into my chair to begin applying a fresh face of makeup. Today, though, I move a little slower than usual. Today, I find myself staring at my features in the mirror.
Mastering the Art of Being a High School Football Mom
When you become a parent, you put your child’s needs and wants ahead of your own. No matter what they want to do in life, you do everything you can to support them and make their dreams a reality. Depending on your pre-kid lifestyle, you may have been ecstatic or mortified when they first told you they wanted to play football. Either way, when they decided to join the football team, they signed you both up for a potentially life-changing journey. Your child became a football player and you became a football mom (or dad).