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Lindsay

Parenting

Scary Things!

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Yesterday I faced my fears and crossed two SCARY things off my 2018 To-Do list!

So…I don’t know what came over me yesterday (I wasn’t even drinking wine!), but I made the decision to face my fears and I did two really scary things.

1. I used my Instant Pot for the first time.

AND

2. I did my first Facebook Live video on my blog’s Facebook page.

In case you missed the video, you can watch it below, but basically the story goes like this. Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

The Bachelor {Arie, Ep. 1}

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It was a lackluster start to Arie’s season of The Bachelor.

Well, it’s Day 2 of our “No-Snow Snow Day” run and I’m just now getting to this post about The Bachelor premiere.

Suffice it to say, I wasn’t that wowed by the first episode that i just had to run to my computer and get all my thoughts and reactions down.

Meh.

The whole thing felt a little lackluster.  Read More »

Parenting

Perfectly Imperfect

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My theme for the year…perfectly imperfect.

I usually love a fresh start, especially one that comes with an entirely new year.

But truth be told, I’ve felt a little down in the dumps ever since we rang in 2018. 

Maybe it’s because my Zoloft is numbing my emotions and I’m not experiencing the highs of happiness and motivation that I would normally feel. Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

Back in the Saddle {Vanderpump Rules Season 6, Ep 3}

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Brittany tries to decide whether or not to stay with Jax.

I’d like to first point out that this episode was filled with so many flashbacks from seasons past, it was seriously only 2/3 made up of actual current stuff.

Are they not getting enough juicy material that they need to insert all the past instances of Jax being a douche or Stassi dissing Scheana?

We are not stupid– we remember all that. Duh. Read More »

Parenting

Unique Stocking Stuffers

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Unique ideas to stuff any stocking!

I usually reserve shopping for stocking stuffers for Christmas Eve.

Which is no fun, let me tell you!

Thankfully this year I’ve ordered some stuff online ahead of time. So now Christmas Eve can be for wrapping presents and sipping Bailey’s by my fake fireplace! Read More »

Parenting

Kids Holiday Gift Guide

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A roundup of fun gift suggestions for kids this holiday season!

My kids had some funny things on their Christmas lists this year.

Things like “garage door opener so I can get into the house when you’re not home.” (That was from a six-year-old.)

And “life-size Transfomers Rescue Bots.” Umm yeah. Not happening. Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

Oh What A Night!

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Fun times with great friends are the perfect reason you need the Share Your Photos app!

You know it was a good party when you still feel hungover two days later!

Ahhh the holidays…the time of year designed for eating too many cookies, having a few too many glasses of eggnog, and spending time with family and friends.

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but I really lucked out when we moved to Virginia two years ago. Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

Unfaithful {Vanderpump Rules Season 6, Ep 2}

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The one where Jax admits he cheated…

Well, at least he admitted it.

I will tell you right now that I would NOT have watched an entire season of Jax standing by his “I didn’t do it” story when he is so obviously lying.

I would not have. Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

Masquerade {Vanderpump Rules Season 6, Ep 1}

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Get my thoughts on the Vanderpump Rules Season 6 premiere.

Over the years as I’ve watched this crew of characters, my loyalties have changed a bit.

At first I was a diehard Stassi fan, and I hated Katie, Schwartz, Kristen, and Tom.

Once Kristen revealed herself as a psycho, I fell in with Tom and Ariana and supported them as a couple. Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

Gift Guide for the Wine-a-holic

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Cheers…it’s a holiday gift guide for the person who loves wine!

They say write what you know, so I am writing a gift guide for people who love wine.

Like myself.

Here is a list of gift ideas for anyone on your list who loves wine. Read More »

Parenting

Gift Guide for the Tired Mom

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A selection of holiday gifts for the tired mom in your life!

Whether you’re a mom of a kid who isn’t sleeping through the night or you’re just too damn busy to get a full night of sleep, this is the gift guide for you.

Or actually, it’s for whoever is shopping for you.

Know a tired mom? Get her something on this list. Read More »

Parenting

Anatomy of The Day Matt Lauer Was Fired

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What a day!

5:45 A.M. Wake up. Empty dishwasher. Make lunch for my husband and daughter. 

7:00 A.M. Get my daughter on the bus. Television is on…but not on NBC, because #kids. Clean kitchen while they watch Lego Ninjago or some crap like that.

7:31 A.M. Get a Voxer (it’s a voice messaging app kind of like a walkie talkie) from my friend Stephanie telling me that Matt Lauer was terminated due to sexual misconduct and they only told Savannah Guthrie right before she went on the air. Read More »

Parenting

HOT Black Friday Deals

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Check out all the hottest Black Friday sales and deals!

Maybe you aren’t the type to brave the mall at midnight on Thanksgiving, the official start to Black Friday.

(Don’t worry– that’s not my thing, either!)

I prefer to do my shopping from the comfort of my home in my fuzzy robe and fleece pajamas.  Read More »

Parenting

Zoloft {Day 5}

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I met with a psychiatrist and I’m feeling hopeful!

It seemed like forever from the time when I made my appointment with a psychiatrist to the actual date of the appointment…

but it finally arrived and I met with a doctor last week.

I am happy to report that it went SO WELL. Read More »

Parenting

7 Reasons to Go See A Bad Moms Christmas

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Here are seven reasons why you should go see A Bad Moms Christmas this holiday season…

You knew that studio execs couldn’t let a blockbuster like Bad Moms get away without a sequel, which is how we got A Bad Moms Christmas, less than a year later.

I don’t want to say that it may have been rushed, but…I just didn’t feel it had quite the same MAGIC that the first movie had.

But alas, it still provided a bunch of laughs and it was the perfect holiday movie to see with my friends.

Here are seven reasons why you need to go see Bad Moms Christmas… Read More »

Parenting

Creative Ways to Give Back at Thanksgiving

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Creative ways to give back this Thanksgiving.

I know that when you think of Thanksgiving and you want to help, you think FOOD. 

But Thanksgiving is about so much more. 

It’s about family. Read More »

Parenting

The First Step

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Anxiety hits in different ways for different people.

Well, I finally went and did it–

I made an appointment with a psychiatrist.

After a few years of struggling to stop yelling at my kids, I am seeking help of the medicinal variety.

I already know that my husband is going to read this post and give me a hard time. Read More »

Parenting

Me Too

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My story of a sexual harassment incident when I was in my teens…

Yesterday actress Alyssa Milano asked any woman who has been sexually harassed or abused to write “Me too” as her status.

From Twitter to Facebook to Instagram, I’ve seen hundreds of people (in my timeline alone) that have raised their hands to say “Yes, I was harassed, too.”


Well, here is my story.

I wasn’t raped. I wasn’t fondled.  Read More »

Parenting

Drinking & Tweeting

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Note to self– don’t engage in a Twitter feud while drinking wine.

Sometimes right before I go to bed I will email myself listing the things I’m either worrying about or don’t want to forget for tomorrow.

Last night I was up late watching the Yankees BEAT THE INDIANS AND MOVE ON TO THE ALCS (!!!) and I wrote myself the following email: Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

Much Ado About Teresa {Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Premiere}

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My thoughts on the season premiere of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

When I’m asked which of the Real Housewives shows is my favorite (which actually happens quite often), I usually will answer with Beverly Hills (because Lisa Vanderpump, obvi) or New York. 

Even though I’m a born and raised Jersey girl, the Real Housewives of New Jersey never pops into my head as **THE BEST HOUSEWIVES SHOW.**

It just doesn’t.

But then I start a new season and I’m inevitably drawn into the drama. Read More »