Himalayan Salt Shop Lamp Review

Himalayan Salt Lamps

(Guest post from Ashleigh) The first time I ever heard of a Himalayan Salt Lamp was when my daughter began Palliative Care treatment for her chronic pain.  I had no idea what it was or how it would help.  It looked like a glowing beautiful rock, but I didn’t get how it would help her at […]

Never Admit You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

sexual-assault

I’d like to thank Donald Trump. And Bill Clinton, really. I’d like to thank both of them for giving me a reason to finally speak openly. I can’t get away from two words these days–sexual assault. They are constantly on the news. In my Facebook news feed. In my Twitter stream. And every single time […]

Is Your Eye Doctor Illegally Taking Advantage Of You?

eye-doctor-law

Last week the FTC sent out letters to eye doctors across the country warning them of potential violations of “The Contact Lens Rule.” As soon as I heard about it, I started digging in and found out that there is a similar “Eyeglass Rule.” I had never heard of either of them and it turns […]

Fitbit Jewelry That is Affordable and Cute (On Sale!)

Fitbit Jewelry

I’ve been wearing my FitBit daily for over a year now. I wear it everywhere I go, even when I am dressed out. I swap back and forth between black and pink, but I know that it sometimes looks ugly, especially with my other jewelry. I had considered the Tory Burch Fitbit bracelet, but it […]

I Bought a Picture Worth 1000 Words

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If you look at any family photo or group picture of me on Facebook, you will see that I am always the one standing in the back. One of the perks of being tall is that I always have an excuse to stand behind someone else when I am getting my picture taken. If I […]

Jabra Headphones at Best Buy Get You Ready to Run

Jabra Headphones from Best Buy

A lot of people start exercising more in January because of New Year’s Resolutions. For me, I start officially training for the Indy Mini Marathon every January. It’s the biggest half marathon race in the country and I am lucky enough to have it in my backyard. I don’t really consider myself a runner, but […]

Trust Me, You Need Burn Cream #BurnsHappen

First Degree Burn Cream

If only I had First Degree Advanced Burn Cream in my medicine cabinet a month ago, I likely would have saved myself 1) scars on my belly, and 2) a doctor bill. I feel stupid even telling the story, but it might save you some pain and money in the future. Let me rewind. One […]

Mom Gets Braces: Know When to Hold ‘Em (9)

Braces After 17 Months

I’m happy to say that I am going to be ending my “Mom Gets Braces” Series before too long because there is not much left to report! Today I had a checkup where the orthodontist proclaimed my teeth practically perfect. After 6 months of wearing the elastics pretty much around the clock (although I wasn’t […]

Why I Love Zumba (and Stick With It)

Get Moving with Zumba

I am not the kind of person who loves exercise of every kind. I’m not incredibly coordinated and I don’t play any sports at all. I spend pretty much all day every day working at a desk in my office. So getting in exercise is a challenge for me. For years I tried all different […]