Shortcakes as in Strawberry

When I was a little girl Strawberry Shortcake included angel food cake.  And while I’m totally ok with angel food cake, I’m in love with actual shortcakes.  Like, real shortcakes.  They are a lot like biscuits – just sweeter.  And that is really what was meant to be had with your vine ripened strawberries and…

The Great Tech Detox of 2017: The results are in!

I’ve been asked quite a bit by my fellow moms in the trenches how the “no technology” thing was going.  And I’m here to tell you, I’ve done the research for you guys.  They survive.  And they get over it.   And they find other things to do.  Don’t be afraid my mom friends.  Dig…

The Great Tech Detox of 2017

It’s been 18 hours since we did the unthinkable.  Since we took away our kids technology.  And we told them we don’t know when they will get it back.  It wasn’t just one thing that led to the decision.  It’s been brewing for a while.  My husband, Andy and I have had multiple conversations about…

What’s for Dinner Wednesday : Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad.  It might be the best kept secret of dinners on the fly.  Who doesn’t have some sort of pasta in their pantry?  And who doesn’t have a plethora of veggies that need to be used up?  And who doesn’t really want to put that much effort into dinner? This dinner has a million…

This is how we Spring Break

Our vacation of choice is to head to Colorado.  And it’s not to ski, however we like to do that too.  Andy calls it the “motherland” because that’s where he was born and raised.  I’m that evil person who somehow lured him to the desolate state of Oklahoma.  But we won’t go there today.  I’ll…

Coconut Sugar – It just might change your life

I’m going to get informational on you today.  Don’t be scared.  Just stick with me and have an open mind. I went on this 30 day detox where I eliminated almost everything I loved from my diet.  Things like refined sugar, coffee, and gluten.  I seem to be that person who needs to prove things…

In Defense of the Mom Blogger

I accompanied the owner of OKC Moms Blog to an  OKC Influencer “networking breakfast” today.  And it was your typical corporate breakfast.  A lot of suits around, a lot of card swapping and a lot of industry talk going on.  It took me back to my corporate years.  Some people love corporate life.  I did…

Things I learned at the middle school banquet

Let’s see, Carson is 14 and this is the fist time I’ve helped at an extra curricular event for school in maybe, 8 years?  It was time to pay my dues, I know.  #Momfessional.  I don’t love helping at school events.  Some people are cut out for that stuff.  They are gifted.  Me – I’m…

Monday…you came out fists flying

I don’t usually blame days of the week.  But today it has to be done.  I mean, who else can I blame for the chaos of my morning?  Let me recap. I puuuuuuullllllllleeeeeeedddddd myself out of bed at the rousing hour of 6:30am ready to tackle the day.  I don’t know about you but my…

Double Digits

  It’s official as of today.  I no longer have any children the age of single digits.  Today Karly hits the milestone.  I don’t know if I’ve told this story here but when I figured out I was pregnant with Karly it was the day of Neely’s first birthday party.  And I cried.  And they…

Love

It’s love month!  Do you care?  Do you not care?  People’s feelings are all over the board this month.  I like Valentine’s day.  I’m not one who requires a lot of celebrating.  I did in my early years.  I thought Andy needed to go big or go home.  But now its like I don’t want…

A quick trip to Virginia

We just got back from a quick trip to Virginia.  I had an event I was hosting in Washington D.C. and Andy tagged a long for a weekend away.  My sis lives in Virginia so we mini vacayed it. It started off rough with a 5 hour delay before we even left.  It cut a…