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A Weatherproof Family Weekend

A Weatherproof Family Weekend

Looking for an easy weekend getaway this summer? Or, anytime, really?  The kids and I spent the weekend in Rogers, Arkansas recently and had a grand time. The first of a series of three articles I am writing about our trip is up on the Visit Rogers website. (Disclosure: I am being paid to write these articles, because, you know, that’s what I do for a living…) It covers the attractions that we visited that … Read entire article »

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School’s Out – Time to Save for College!

School’s Out – Time to Save for College!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Vanguard and Missouri’s MOST 529 College Savings Plan. We have had MOST 529 college savings plans for our children since they were born. All opinions expressed herein are my own. I’m excited to be co-hosting a Twitter chat with MOST 529 College Savings Plan next week, complete with prizes! More on that in a minute, but first, I … Read entire article »

UncommonGoods = Uncommonly Good Gifts

UncommonGoods = Uncommonly Good Gifts

This post is sponsored by UncommonGoods.  However, I’ve been a big fan of theirs for a few few years now, so you can rest assured that all opinions are genuinely grown in my own brain. March is a big birthday month in my family. My husband, my son, and my nephew will each earn a notch on their trips round the … Read entire article »

Battling Anxiety

Battling Anxiety

About five years ago, I took Yaz birth control for about five months. It caused several health issues, including debilitating anxiety. I still get lots of comments on the blog posts that I wrote about how I dealt with my “Yaz withdrawal.” The majority of the questions I get are about anxiety. This blog post started out as an email response … Read entire article »

January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

Well, I have to say that week 4 of this project has definitely been the toughest. Frankly, I’m running out of new workouts to do. Not that there aren’t tons of things I haven’t tried, but accessing and scheduling these things is definitely a science. Two weekends in row of travel didn’t help either. But alas, we have made it … Read entire article »

Exploring Springfield, Missouri

Exploring Springfield, Missouri

Disclosure: This blog outlines my experiences while on an expenses paid press tour hosted by the Springfield CVB for Missouri Women Bloggers. All opinions are my own. We all know how it goes.  The place we live has something it’s famous for – some attraction, or park, or land formation that people come from far away to see.  But not you. You live … Read entire article »