I spent most of my life being a pleaser….wanting to make others happy, avoiding confrontation, going with the flow, over-nurturing men in relationships, putting myself last, etc. Then this wonderful thing happened: I turned 40 years old. As if on cue all of the above ceased. I really felt a change (no, not THE change…at least not yet). My perspective… Read more →
I remember sitting in Social Studies class learning about the Presidents of the United States. I was so bored. I looked at the picture my teacher was showing and thought, “I can’t really relate to any of these old white haired men”. The only President I felt a remote connection with was a young, charismatic JFK. Other than his biography,… Read more →
*Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad. I wrote this last year for their 45th anniversary*: On March 16, 1968 my parents were married in Bangkok, Thailand. Two kids and 45 years later they are still happily married. Both have retired from great careers, but that doesn’t mean they have slowed down much. They spend their time working with causes… Read more →
I did my third mud run and had a blast. The Spartan Race is a 5K obstacle course that challenges your physical and mental strength. I wouldn’t have made it through without the awesome Steel Barbells team. I regularly workout but I knew I had to step the gym routine up to prepare for Spartan. Michael Lopez put me through… Read more →
I had a wonderful opportunity to appear as a guest on The Doctors. I was brought together with one of my Facebook friends, Dr. Rachael on the show. After being Facebook friends for a few years we finally met in person. I loved talking about 2 of my favorite things: SOCIAL MEDIA & MOTHERHOOD. Who says social media is a… Read more →
I love sharing great mommy finds. I stumbled on a YouTube channel that I love. Ayesha Curry is a mom who makes fun videos with recipes and cool mommy finds. Her YouTube channel, Little Lights of Mine covers: *Tag Videos *Mommy Must Haves *Fitness Fridays *Vlogging (Family Trips) Ayesha has a 2 year old daughter so if you’re a new mom or have… Read more →
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those that have died serving our nation.
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”
As a mom, my heart goes out the many moms that have children in the armed forces as well as the many moms serving our country.
Recently, Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, was photographed in his pink “I Love NY” boxers and flip flops. He rushed from his sleeping quarters on to join fellow platoon members at a base in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after the unit came under fire from Taliban positions.
These men and women have so much pride, honor, courage, and integrity.
No matter what your stance is on the war, or your political affiliation, please take a moment to remember and honor those that have died fighting for our many freedoms.
A special Memorial Day honor to my dad, Retired Reserve Army Lt. Colonel Gus Strassburger and one of my BFF’s (and Hot Mama) Air Force Major L.B Slade.
Recently I was looking at old childhood photos to post for #TBT. As I sifted through pictures of my ballet recitals, Girl Scout meetings, 4-H competitions, cheerleading camp, piano lessons, and a ton of disastrous fashion mishaps I thought “Wow. I was a really dorky kid.” However, I never felt uncool at the time. In fact, I was confident in all… Read more →
School drop off line is heaven sent! A few years ago I had to wake up before the birds, trek over the Hill, and take Mo to school. I discovered the wonder of drop off line. After waking up a toddler and getting Mo ready for school, some mornings I wouldn’t have time to brush my hair, get out of… Read more →
“40 is the new 30″…I keep hearing that over and over. I turn 40 this year, it’s a big milestone birthday and I’m excited. Everyone keeps asking me what it feels like, and honestly I don’t know how to answer that. (?) What is 40 supposed to feel like? I’ve never been hung up about my age. When it comes… Read more →