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Dear Dr. Mom: How Should We Talk to Our Kids About the Sandy Hook School Shooting?

Dr. Mom Mondays / December 15, 2012

My mom (aka: Dr. Mom) hasn’t made an appearance lately, but given the recent tragic events, she wanted to share some important advice with all of you.

I know there are a lot of different opinions and every parent has their own way of handling things, but this is some good, solid, basic advice that I plan on taking.… Read More

All the Best Things in Life

Life Lessons / December 14, 2012

I have a little (a lot) of this going on right now.

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What’s new with you? Tell me something good!… Read More

10 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Gift Guide / December 10, 2012

I’ve been busy working away and writing a series of gift guides for Hey Santa? If you’re reading, I’m gonna need those PUNJAMMIES, kay? Thanks.

Here are 10 Holiday Gifts That Give Back:

I recently coveredĀ 10 Holiday Gifts for $10 or Less, but since the season of giving is upon and and ’tis better to give than to receive, why not consider giving a gift that gives back, too?… Read More

Move It!

Motherhood, These are a Few of My Favorite Things / December 7, 2012

Hand on my heart and with the Girl Scout’s honor, I did not teach this to them.

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And on the 5th Day of Christmas, a Psychic Said to Me…..

Geeking Out / December 5, 2012

You’re going to have another baby!

Don’t worry — not anytime in the next nine months. Or more. Much, much more.

You ready for the backstory?

First, you should know a little something about me. And this might not come as a huge surprise, especially considering I did live in a geodesic dome all summer and I have other hippie tendencies, but I have kind of a thing for psychics.… Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for $10 or Less

Gift Guide / November 30, 2012

Here is my most recent post for It’s pretty practical and you know how much I love fake shopping online, so I thought I’d share it here, too.

10 Gifts for $10 or Less

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are taking a conservative approach to gift giving this holiday season?… Read More

What to Wear for a Television Appearance (Pants Not Included)

fashion / November 28, 2012

Psssst. I was on TV last week. We’ll get to the pants part later.

I know I didn’t tell you guys, but y’all know I had to preview the segment before it was broadcast it to the world. I mean, for the second time. You know, ’cause it already got broadcast to the world the first time without my pre-approval.… Read More

A Walk in the Woods

My Quest for a Simple Life, These are a Few of My Favorite Things / November 21, 2012

I’m back on the island this week. I know, “Weren’t you just there?” In a word: Yes. It will be my last trip for the foreseeable future, so I’m making the most of it.

Also? I know I used to tell stories and stuff, but these days I don’t have much to say.… Read More

Hey Girl, Vote

Geeking Out / November 6, 2012

Today is the day — have you voted yet?

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Simple Style

fashion / November 5, 2012

I haven’t really shared much about my happy place. Yes, I like to share pictures and a funny story or two, but not that many people have a lot of insight into what exactly I do when I’m up there.

I wish I had something really wild and exciting to tell you, but the truth is — there just isn’t much to say.… Read More