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:  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: I’m trying to stay on track but am sick of being a short order cook at mealtime. If your household is anything like mine your kids are harsher than food critic James Beard. It’s not worth fielding the complaints so I end up making different dinners but NOT with this! You’ll get everyone’s […]

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: 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’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: We’ve all heard of the peeps hoarding TP, they don’t know the egg is where it’s at. Understandably everyone is concerned with the uncertainty of the Coronavirus and their stash. During this surreal pandemic, it’s been a real eye-opener to see what’s literally flying off the shelves. If you haven’t already one of […]

Grownup Gripe: Eat this, drink that…I know we hear tips all the time but this one will NOT disappoint. (This page contains affiliate links, see full disclosure.) Have you heard green tea is healthy but tried to get it down and found it’s just not your cup of tea? Matcha is green tea on steroids […]

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: I’m running out of ideas AND food but luckily this classic crowd fav never disappoints. If you’ve cooked more in the last month than you have in the last year (or decade), check this out. Not only do you have these ingredients or similar ones on hand but the leftovers taste even better. […]

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: Each year we cook enough ham to feed an army, now what the hell do we do with it all? If you made a ham this Easter, more than ever in 2020, you’ve got A LOT of meat on your hands! What do you do with it all? The good news is ham […]

Grownup Gripes: Since we’re all acting school teachers now household items can wow your ‘class.’ For all you parents out there, eLearning during quarantine has proved challenging no doubt. The schools have really stepped up with virtual curricula to keep kids busy but it only goes so far. If you got a dollar every time […]

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: Since when did you think you’d have to put a face mask on to get needed groceries? First and foremost THANK YOU to EVERYONE of you sacrificing SO MUCH on the frontlines for us. For those of you out of work because of this, hopefully it’ll turn around whenever this is over. COVID-19 […]

Grownup Gripe: COVID-19 has taken its’ toll on all of us, we need any comfort we can create at home. The restaurant industry will be one of the hardest hit during this crisis so we all need to do our part to support them but what if we can’t leave? It’s questionable whether picking up […]

Grownup Gripe: If I’m going to be stuck with my kids all day, I want an activity we can ALL get around. (This post contains affiliate links, please see full disclosure.) When was the last time you tie-dyed something? Summer Camp in the 80s (the 90s or even the 70s)? Whenever it was, chances are […]

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: If I need to eat like a rabbit in order to lose weight, I want my veggies to taste good. When I was six months pregnant, I was at a wedding and asked for the Ranch dressing to be passed over. Everyone started dying laughing. Initially they wouldn’t divulge the secret but eventually […]

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: Would love to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans someday but life won’t allow it at the moment, at least where I am which is far from NOLA. Just in time for Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras here is a traditional chicken and sausage gumbo recipe I learned in New […]

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: Entertaining is such a chore, as if we don’t have enough to do already. Today is Valentine’s Day so are you in a pinch? Don’t know what to make for your loved one tonight? Look no further, you’ve got this! These three showstoppers will not disappoint! Made with only 5 ingredients, no matter […]

Grownup Gripe: I hate rubberized processed cheese sauce, you can save that for the kids. If you’ve ever eaten an amazing plate of nachos, cheese fries or even a side of dipping cheese that equates to liquid gold, it doesn’t matter what accompanies it, your meal just got a whole lot better. I lived in […]