Confessions of a Former Drama Queen

Former? Former, you say? Right… Former. Here’s the deal, drama is going to happen. There will be disagreements at work, with your spouse, that idiot who cut you off in traffic. Drama has a full spectrum it can be gone in a second or it can consume you for months. Depending on your personality, you…

Mindful Monday:

I’ve just spent the last five days celebrating, relaxing, laughing, crying, eating, drinking and enjoying life with a dozen women. We left our husbands significant others and children behind and took some time to be women. Not mothers, not wives, not care givers, not teachers, not bosses… just women. Just friends. There was no drama, there…

Game Changers: Joanne (maiden name Lynch)

I was having a rough morning. I was impatient with my kids and sour toward my husband for no other reason than I’ve got a stupid sinus infection and I’m a bit dragged down. I got into my car and the fuel gage read “0 miles fuel remaining”. Damn it! The Rock Star left me…

Mindful Monday and a Spicy Green Smoothie

So, you all remember the Fritaffle, right? Well, I went to town with that thing! I had it for breakfast everyday for weeks! I would switch up the ingredients, but eventually I needed a change. I decided a smoothie was in order. I’ve been making it for The Rock Star and I for a couple weeks now. I…

C is for Communicate 

I’m a communicator. Plain and simple, it’s both a gift and a curse. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. Do I ever say the wrong thing? Of course, but I didn’t say it behind your back and I wasn’t passive aggressive in my delivery. Nothing is left in question! This…

Mindful Monday and The Art of Self Love

Mindful Monday is really about loving one’s self. Taking care of myself, mind and body matters. Part of that self love lies within ones village. Look, not everyone is gonna have a dozen girlfriends to call on in their time of need. Every persons tribe is going to be unique to them. Maybe you have…

Be like that broad in Frozen and… Let it gooooo!

I swear, I thought MY friends were friends for life! My mom told me when I was young that I would lose friends. That it wouldn’t be some dramatic break up, it would just happen. “Sometimes people just grow apart, Jenny.” She was right. It’s just that way with some friends. You lose touch, find…

Boob Tube Murder and the Addition of Time

I made a commitment to myself to keep my blog updated. My initial commitment was to make 30 posts in 30 days. Then, I decided that I would commit to maintaining my blog with “regular content”. I wasn’t sure how often “regular” would mean to me, but as of right now, I’ve added content nearly…

The Art Of Not Caring

Sometimes you have to try hard to not give a shit. In this age of instant message and ultra sharing, we are subject to the gamut of opinions from well, everyone. We are finding out things about people we once respected that make us wonder how our judgement could have been SO bad. Scrolling through…

Mindful Monday Part Two: Weekly Update

No, I did not forget to update you all on my progress in my own personal “Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge”. I lost another pound and a half for a total of 5lbs since I started. Meal planning on a weekly level has been HUGE! Such an easy way to hold myself accountable. Grabbing the…

A Formal Appology To My Second Child, “What’s his name”.

I’m sorry child number two! You don’t know it, but you’ve totally gotten the shaft! Your older brother was an only child for five years, he got so much one on one time and SO much attention! You… well, you are getting hand me downs and after thoughts. I helicopter parented your brother. I hovered…