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How I May Be Setting My Son Up to Fail

Yes, I’m back, as a repeat contender in the Worst Mom Ever category. So if you’re thinking that you’ve done one thing or another to your kid(s) and you’re feeling guilty about it, I’m here to make you feel better about yourself. You may recall my story from this time last year about why I told my daughter she’s smarter than my son – and if you thought that...

Just Fl*sh It (Lessons Learned After Flushing My License Down the Toilet)

Yes, it happened. How, you ask? Well you’re only asking that if we haven’t actually met. Because for most who know me, I’m not sure they were really all that surprised. Which I personally think says more about them than me. Or at least that’s what I’m going to keep thinking. Just let me have that. Anyway, since you probably still want to know how, here’s h...

Toning Up with Tone-y-Bands

Isn’t part of enjoying any activity having cool stuff that can make it more fun? Well, in the case of working out, that cool stuff includes accessories...like cute, colorful weights. Am I right? So in the name of helping you all, I recently bought these arm weights called Tone-y-Bands , to test drive them and see if they’re really worth it (and ye...

Drink Up!

People, do you give a lot of thought to the kind of water you drink? I mean, are you someone where you’re just glad that you actually drank a decent amount of water each day, or are you very particular about the brand or type of water you drink? It may not be something you’ve really thought all that much about, but I have been – all because of a growing wat...

Top 4 Ab Exercises (for people who don't like ab exercises)

So, many of you know that back in the fall, I earnestly started incorporating regular exercise into my routine. And it hasn't been easy. I hate exercising. I've pretty much always hated exercising. But you know what I hate more? My flabby stomach and arms. I don't need a six pack, believe me, but I wouldn't mind being more toned and seeing some defin...

A Life Lesson from the Kardashians

I'm turning 45 in a few days, and I'm still wondering inside when I'm going to feel like a grown up. I mean, I know that technically I AM a grown up - I've been married (twice), have kids, had a successful 20+ year TV career, and now have my own business and own my own home. Plus, like I said, I’m going to be 45. So I get that I'm most definitely, officiall...

10 Totally Awesome and Easy Tips to Cut Calories – Even if You Hate Dieting (and Love Candy!)

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re very much like me – want to get in shape, want to try and make some healthy changes, but aren’t really willing (or able) to cut out every single vice. I’ll admit, I’m a candy lover (and I may drink Diet Sunkist on occasion – if by “occasion” you know I mean regularly) , and I bet I’m not the only one living larg...

Why I Told My Daughter She's Smarter Than My Son

Yes, you read that right. And you may already think I’m a terrible person and a horrible mom (get in line, people). But before you make a final decision, hear me out. I’m in the middle of the anxiety-provoking, nerve-wracking process of applying to middle schools for my 10 year-old daughter. And no, she doesn’t go to private school. Both of my kids g...

Working It

Alright, it’s been almost 6 weeks since our very first training session, and I’m still in it. That’s pretty huge, people. Not only am I still in it, but I’m still (kind of sort of) having fun with it, and still proactively looking for new ways to do it. Thus bringing my daughter with me as my accountability partner (above). So far it’s been limi...

Name Changer

So one of the most exciting things about getting married is the idea of changing your name so that you and your new husband are really and truly one unit. You think about how it sounds, practice writing your new signature and even decide what your monogram will look like. But one of the not so exciting things about getting married is the idea of ha...

Calming the Kids

There’s a reason my kids have bedtimes, and it’s not entirely just so they get enough sleep. It’s also so that I can have some time to relax and decompress in the evenings, after being up to my ears in homework, dinnertime, arguing, yelling, showers…you get the point. So I was not amused when my 12 year-old son came into the living room a few nights ago a...

DIY: All Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Do you usually feel like you have to break out the rubber gloves and mask to prepare yourself for the overwhelming bleach-y scent when you're cleaning your home? I do! Well, part of that may be so I don't ruin my manicure, but sometimes the scent of the cleaners I use are pretty strong. And since I like to try to keep things clean, and find myself wip...

DIY: All Natural Glass Cleaner

Even if you’re not one of those people who goes out of your way to avoid toxins in your home (I’m certainly not), you still might actually enjoy doing some of your household work with your very own, good-smelling glass cleaner. I used to laugh at people that would do things like this, but believe it or not, it’s way easier – and a bit more fun – than yo...