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How to Travel with Kids without Losing Your ^%#@%!! Mind - Part 1

How to Travel with Kids without Losing Your ^%#@%!! Mind - Part 1

After I married my husband and started a family of our own I didn’t quite catch the notion that travel should cease or even slow down - not to mention we had so many younger cousins and siblings that were getting married, graduating, etc. So we just kept traveling. After a few horrible experiences (waking at 4 am to catch a flight - that ends up delayed for 3 hours, sleeping in a hotel room with no luggage and two toddlers); I realized travel was not the party boondoggles they used to be, but we could still satisfy the need for adventure and discovery. 

Quiet Your Inner Beverly

Quiet Your Inner Beverly

 

Hey SoJ babes! I want to start out my first blog of the year with some unconditional LOVE for the both of us. 

 

For all the fun and merriment we create and experience in November & December, we create an equal amount of shame and self-loathing in January. It sounds like this: I can’t believe I spent so much, drank so much, ate so much, etc. Now I must whip myself back in-line by bringing out my inner B (for those who find the B-word offensive, let’s call her Beverly, or Bev for short.) You know who I am talking...


Dear Yoga Instructor

Dear Yoga Instructor

Dear Yoga Instructor,

 

Hi, it’s me, the woman who was in class religiously last Aug to October and then dropped off the face of yoga planet after Halloween.  I’m the one who skirted the perimeter spaces of your studio room with my mat each week hoping to spare my poses from too close of scrutiny.  You told me my “running man” was “off to a good start” which is yoga teacher speak for “Wow! You are really determined to get this pose, but please don’t break your vagina in today’s class.”

 

I know you are probably not feelin’...


Move Over Family Game Night

Move Over Family Game Night

 

Are you feeling like your family traditions are lame? Do you look on Pinterest and Facebook and wonder how the hell these women have the time to do all these artsy-craftsy events with their families? Give me five minutes and I can help you start some great and easy traditions that’ll make you feel like you’re #winning all month.  Read on sister.

 

First, I confess I’ve totally failed at the kids’ merit systems/behavior modifications/goal charts/reward charts/ whatever the new one is that’s up on Pinterest thing.

I have the best of intentions when I implement these. However, two...


Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...is it?

Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...is it?

Hey friends! It's almost December, how are you holding up? I come with tidings of laughter and truth. In this season, I often find myself overwhelmed with the pressure to make this "the most wonderful time of the year," when oddly, it's the most stressful time of the year. By mid-December, I am nursing a few ulcers in my mouth from the wine in the pm and double Starbucks coffee runs in the am routine. My knees are creaking from too much sugar and gluten (how can I say no to homemade iced sugar cookies??), and my shoulders feel as if they...