Grownup Gripe: I don’t like bending over to tie my own shoes let alone a whole damn class of that… Not to mention just bending over is one thing, some of these humans transform into pretzels. Maybe you’re not flexible or don’t think Yoga is your jam, whatever it is I’m here to say it […]

Grownup Gripe:  I’d do anything at this point to keep my mind off what’s going on out there right now. If you’ve never meditated, you’re missing out. Trust me, coming from the Midwest I used to think it was basically for Buddhist Monks and tree huggers out in CA or somewhere but it’s not. It’s […]

Grownup Gripe:  Old habits die hard, that’s for sure. Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Maybe not an actual resolution, maybe there’s just something you’ve been wanting to change. Whatever it is the New Year signifies a new start. No matter if you’ve sworn off them for good-in some way, shape, or […]

Grownup Gripe:  The older I get, the older I feel… You’ve probably heard of protein powder but have you heard of advanced collagen peptides? I’m not an MD so always check with yours first but based on my experience this stuff is amazing. Also I’m not getting $ to hawk this, I’m just a gal […]

Grownup Gripe: As the holidays roll around, it turns into a daunting task to give all the important people in our lives tokens of our appreciation or is it? It’s not with these projects anyone can tackle! There’s a sense of accomplishment and pride when giving something you actually designed. Get your kids in on […]

Grownup Gripe:  The older we get the harder it is to lose weight or is it? What if I said it’s not? I found the secret bullet to getting the weight off while still eating most of the foods you love! Counting Macros Why I fell in love with tracking Macronutrients (Macros for short) is […]

Grownup Gripe: Fighting with your spouse during lockdown is inevitable; how do you keep the peace? If this Caronavirus hasn’t tested your patience at some point, I want what you’re having 😂😭😂 I’ve actually really enjoyed hanging with the fam 24/7 but I ain’t going to lie, sometimes it’s hard. This weekend things got real. […]

Grownup Gripe: You mean to tell me I have to drink that in order to lose weight, I’d rather stay fat. (This page contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure.) After a relapse on the diet I started in January, in search of desperate measures I found a 10-day green juice cleanse that looked promising. […]

Grownup Gripe: I used to think 40 sounded ancient and this year I turn 40, time seriously does fly by. How do you feel about aging? Do you wear it like a badge of honor or do you keep it under wraps? Age is just a number…right? It’s how you feel blah blah blah. As […]

Grownup Gripe: If the thought of sales makes you think of Tony at the used car lot, read this. What do you think of selling? Maybe it’s not for you or you think you’re not good at it. Fact of the matter is you’re in sales. You are sold and sell yourself on a daily […]

Grownup Gripe: I’ll look at a mess for months and think about cleaning it than actually really doing it. (This page contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure.) Has an innocent pile of mail turned into a mountain? See my weakness is delivery boxes. What’s yours?!? A Hoardersesque pile overtook my Dining Room and after […]

Grownup Gripe: There are a MILLION things I’d rather do than interview for a new position. Unlike most, I actually live for interviewing. I treat it as sport. As such I’ve worked in two of the most competitive industries out there (TV News and Pharmaceutical Sales) and I swiftly learned how to swim and not […]

Grownup Gripe: If you hate going into stores right now, look no further than the beach for ideas. (This page contains affiliate links, see full disclosure.) As Mother’s Day approaches you may be thinking of last-minute gifts to give your mom or wife. Go no further than the beach! If it’s in your backyard, you’re […]

Grownup Gripe: It was doable for a while but now when will this end and what’s the new normal? At this point I think we all feel like a fly in a bottle. We’d do anything to get it back the way it used to be but unfortunately the world we knew is over. How […]

Grownup Gripe: If I wanted to be an early childhood educator I would have but now we have no choice. We’re a month into this thing and if their homeschool work is getting stagnant, shake it up! The younger ones will love this (though I’m sure they all would at this point) because music is […]

Grownup Gripe: Let’s face it, schools out for summer so WTF can we do to keep them engaged for months? Head to your kitchen! No this time not to binge eat or cook for the 100th time, to teach your kids. Not only can you do the obvious and give your little ones baking lessons […]

Grownup Gripe: If I look tired, it’s because I am and I don’t think a neon face mask is really going to help. (This page contains affiliate links, please see full disclosure.) The world we we live in has us all stressed out! As if it isn’t enough that we can’t put our minds at […]

Grownup Gripe: Save it for home and garden tv, I’d rather watch those fixer upper shows than do it! This page contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure. There are those who are handy by nature and some of us who try, no matter what we can do it. Have you ever taken on a […]

Grownup Gripe: If you think the grass is always greener, you really need to go get your eyes checked. Want to know the secret to happiness?  Right out of the gate I’m going to tell you: IT’S GRATEFULNESS. Be thankful for what you’ve got! BEING HAPPY IS A CHOICE Either you make it or don’t […]

Grownup Gripe: By the time February rolls around, it’s hard not to be California Dreamin’ when you’ve been shoveling snow for months. Unless you’re fortunate enough to enjoy year round nice weather, shout out to you lucky dogs out in San Diego 🙂 for many of us this time of year brings the winter blues. […]

Grownup Gripe: It’s hard not to want the best of the best thanks to today’s fascination with celebrities so if you can’t be one, act like one! (This page contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure.) Have you ever been to a fancy day spa? Or hoofed around a luxury department store? There’s a FEEL […]

Grownup Gripe: Put your cellphone down. Your loved ones may wish you looked at them and held them like you do your phone. Have you gone out to dinner lately? Do you see tables-if not restaurants-full of people sitting at the same table wholly engaged with their freakin’ phone and not the PERSON right there […]

Grownup Gripe: Haters are going to hate no matter what age we are, it’s a sad fact of life. Don’t be naive. There are bad people out there. These days it seems worse than ever. Now with the advent of the internet a whole new layer of trolls came out of the woodwork and life’s […]

Grownup Gripe: New Year’s resolutions more often than not end up in smoke so why should I even waste my energy making one? Are you ready to make some changes but don’t even know where to start? It’s easier said than done that’s for sure and if you’ve been thinking about it for a long […]

Grownup Gripe: I’ve got enough on my plate, now is not the time for that, I’ll get to it later. As time goes on do you put yourself last? Are you a people pleaser who can’t say NO? Especially as our responsibilities grow it’s easy to put ourselves on the back burner. More often than […]

Grownup Gripe: I thought parents finally got a break when the school year actually started. It’s hard to believe my youngest started Kindergarten this year. Unlike some parents, I couldn’t wait to kick her out the door! Sure I’ll miss her at home but now is the time. Does that make me a bad parent? […]

Grownup Gripe: I work my ass off all day and then I can’t even catch a break at home. First to you single parents, I don’t know how you do it. It’s impossible with two people! This may not pertain to you but if you know someone in Corporate America (or any job) who has […]