When Ava had recently turned 3 years old, she was playing at a friend’s house when she slipped and fell forehead first smack dab into the corner of a wooden decorative box. The goose egg on her head began to form as immediately as the tears began to stream down her face and my friend immediately went to get the “magic stick.” She rubbed it on Ava’s head as I comforted her, and it greatly reduced the amount of swelling and bruising, helped with pain and was also a great distraction. The “magic stick” is technically known as Hyland’s Bumps ‘n Bruises Ointment with arnica,Read More →

BlogHer has unveiled a new topic area: Body Image and is encouraging everyone to write a Letter to Our Body. Hello dear body o’ mine, It’s been a while since we talked so I thought I’d take this opportunity to chat with you for a bit. First of all, thank you for sticking with me all of these years. You’ve done some amazing things over the past 32 years and put up with some crap from me and yet, despite that I don’t often acknowledge your greatness, you keep on keepin’ on. You proved yourself awfully resilient from an early age when you endured threeRead More →

Jenny at Mommin’ It Up was recently interviewed by another blogger and had so much fun with it, she decided to carry it on herself. I told her I was game to play along so she sent me my own set of questions. Here they are, with, of course, my answers. If you’d like me to interview you, leave me a comment stating you’d like to be interviewed and I’ll send you your own set of questions. :) 1) You are the Crunchy Domestic Goddess. How did you get to be so Crunchy? While I think I always had some crunchy tendencies, they really didn’tRead More →