Celebrating Five Years of Marriage on One Happy Island

  The husband and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I cannot believe it’s been five years. Like most relationships, our love story did not come without lessons along the way but we are stronger than we have ever been. After two deployments to Afghanistan, surviving a dissertation which was pure hell, and two children […]

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Why Mint is great for your household!

You don’t know this but I consider myself a gardener. When I was 13 years old my first job was in an urban garden in my home city of Atlanta. For two summers, I worked for a $200 stipend which was a lot of money for a 13-year-old. In those two summers, I learned everything […]

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Six things to remember on Mother’s Day

On this day remember these things: You are enough. Take time for yourself. We can’t take care of our LOs if we don’t take of ourselves. Cherish the time you have with the LOs while you have it. They grow up so fast. Mommy guilt is like PMS – we all seem to get it […]

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A Letter to My First Born on her Birthday

To My First Born, Five years ago, your dad and I were married. He was on his way to Afghanistan and I just started writing my dissertation. The year your father was away all I could think of is completing our family. I replaced my normal multivitamin with an over the counter prenatal and started […]

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How I lost 14 pounds in 10 days!

FINALLY, I finished the JJ Smith 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. All 10 days without cheating or wavering even a little. The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse promises to jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health. The recipes provided in the book are made up of leafy greens and […]

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Rules of Engagement: The art of a “Clean Fight” FREE DOWNLOAD

I know you find this hard to believe, but if you are in a relationship there will be a time that you will disagree with your spouse. Yes, I know we all think we have the perfect relationship but you will not always agree. My husband and I are no different. Picture a couple with […]

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A Review of the ThredUP Clean Out Kit: The way a thrifty mom declutters her closet

Spring has finally settled in which means it’s time to declutter. As much as love donating to charities, I have two toddlers who are not growing any slower and the extra cash would come in handy.  I ordered two clean out bags filled them with maternity clothes, past freakum dresses, a designer wristlet, and business […]

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A Single Girl’s Date Night

Disclaimer** My single friend wanted to write a response to my Date Night blog post from a single girls point of view. I guess we can humor her for a moment. Here is her unsolicited response (insert side-eye here). Being single in the city is usually less Sex in the City and more Walking Dead. […]

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