Six Work Travel Must Haves

I started traveling for work on a regular basis in 2014. When I say frequent travel, I mean that I am on a plane no less than twice a month. I have flown during Aunt Flows visit. I know TMI but relevant. I’ve also flown while pumping for my child that had to stay behind […]

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The day my husband asked for a divorce-A Story of Depression

When I started this blog, I vowed to be as open and honest as possible. There are no secrets with me, what you see is what you get. If I am going to share my world with you I am going to share the ups and the downs. This post is about when marriage gets hard. When you see what you are really made of.

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Traveling with Breast Milk without Baby: Four TSA rules of Engagement

When my oldest daughter was 3-months-old I started with my company. It was the position that I had prayed for, so everything was perfect, right? Wrong! My daughter was 3 months old and I started a job that required me to be away from her 8-10 days out of the month and I WAS NURSING. […]

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Kids and Picky Eating: It starts with you!

So, I have two toddlers a three-year-old and almost 10 two-year-old. The husband and I are able to take them to any restaurant without checking to see if chicken nuggets or pizza is on the menu. They eat what we eat from kale to duck you name it they eat it. When Jumanji and I […]

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Straight OUTTA Montessori!

Well, the time has finally come. I am moving Yogi and Charlie out of the Montessori environment. What is Montessori you ask? Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. If you want to know more visit this site for frequently asked questions. Yogi has reaped the […]

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How to store fresh Basil for at least a year!

If you haven’t figured it out already I use gardening as a stress reliever. I love everything about growing herbs in my yard. Read more about my affinity for Mint here. It’s something about cooking with the herbs that you help to nurture, right? Maybe it’s just me but I absolutely love everything about it. […]

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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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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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