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5 Things About That First Look at Season 8 {RHONJ}

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A preview of what’s to come for Season 8 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey…

Okay, ummm…

I guess we can’t expect anything less from Real Housewives of New Jersey than lots of cursing and and trashiness. And I say that with love, because I am from New Jersey, too.

But really? Danielle Staub is back? Ugh. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 4}

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Day 4 was the hardest day for me yet.

The fourth day of my sobriety experiment, Saturday, was definitely the hardest so far.

It was a day where wine would have flowed so seamlessly into my plans.

My friend and I took our daughters to a birthday party at Sweet & Sassy in the afternoon.  Read More »

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9 Best Things About Back to School

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Here are my favorite things about the back-to-school season!

Here in Virginia we started school last week, but I know a lot of other people are just starting up this week or next. 

The back to school season can come with a lot of stress and anxiety, so I am trying to remind myself of all the good things about this time of year.

(Other than the fact that it’s time to switch over from my trusty Sauvignon blancs to Chardonnays for the cooler weather. Or it would be if I wasn’t in the midst of a thirty day break from drinking.)

Here are the nine best things about heading back to school! Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 3}

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I gained some insight from a helpful book.

First of all, call off the Amber Alert– I did find Lilly’s lunch box. I went back to the last place I remembered her having it, her gymnastics camp a week earlier.

BOOM. It was right there in the same cubby she put it in.

Thankfully, there were no disgusting food remnants in it. Just a water bottle and an empty bag of Doritos.

#momoftheyear Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 2}

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The first day of school usually ends with a celebration of sorts…not this time!

Ahhh, the first day of school…such a momentous occasion in the life of a stay-at-home-mom. Or any mom, really!

THE KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL!

THEY ARE NO LONGER IN THE HOUSE!

IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE! Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 1}

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Hangovers…the reason why I am quitting alcohol for thirty days.

Honestly, if I didn’t get such bad hangovers, I probably wouldn’t be doing this sobriety stint right now.

But I get a hangover whether I have two glasses of wine or five…only the severity varies.

Maybe I’m sensitive to wine, but no matter how much I have, I will always have interrupted sleep and a dull headache the next morning. Read More »

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Flying Without a License A.K.A. My Costco Card Saves the Day

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That time I found myself flying without a license…

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try to catch a flight home at 8:00 AM when you’re hungover and realize you lost your license (and only acceptable photo ID) the night before? 

Well apparently I was curious about this particular situation because that’s exactly the pickle I found myself in on a Sunday morning in June.

To backtrack a bit, my husband and I had flown to Boston for a friend’s wedding on a Friday. We were very excited for a kid-free weekend in a hotel with lots of my childhood friends from New Jersey. Read More »

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Am I Doing This Wrong?

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I feel like I messed up vacation.

I’ve been home from vacation for over a week now and I’m starting to reflect on my trip.

Expectations were high…eight days and seven nights at a lovely Turks & Caicos resort with NO KIDS.

Just me and my husband in paradise for our anniversary. Did I mention we didn’t have our kids with us? Read More »

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For DeMario & Corinne, Paradise No More {Bachelor in Paradise}

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It was curtains for DeMario and Corinne (and their reputations) after alleged “sexual misconduct” that was later found unsubstantiated.

After watching the first two episodes of Bachelor in Paradise (an astounding FOUR HOURS worth of television over two nights), I can honestly say I have even less clarity about the Corinne/DeMario situation than I had before the show started.

And I’m annoyed. 

Media reports at the time intimated that some type of sexual misconduct had occurred and the blame was placed on DeMario.

“I am a victim,” said Corinne in a statement shortly after the news broke. Read More »

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Bachelor in Paradise Drinking Game

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Print your Bachelor in Paradise Drinking Game and join the fun!

It’s almost paradise!

Can’t ya just hear that cheesy theme song playing in your head? I know I can!

Make sure you’re ready to play along with the Bachelor in Paradise Drinking Game by printing out your copy below! Read More »

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9 Reasons Why Peter Should Be The Next Bachelor

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I provide nine reasons why Peter should be the next Bachelor.

So Rachel Lindsay has gone on the record stating that she thinks ALEX would be the best candidate for the next Bachelor. 

Ummm…who?!

Oh, right. Alex.

Ummm….yeah right. He barely made an impression on this season. But nice try. Read More »

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Men Tell All Drinking Game {The Bachelorette}

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Get ready to drink with the Men Tell All Drinking Game!

It’s about that time, y’all…

That week when we realize there’s no normal episode of The Bachelorette and we have to suffer through a Men Tell All and wait ANOTHER WEEK for the finale.

Ugh.

At least we will have Whaboom Guy and Lee to entertain us.  Read More »

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A Note to My Future Self When Considering Camp for My Kids Next Year

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Never forget the camps of summer 2017…

Dear Future Lindsay,

When you read this letter, it will be somewhere around March or April of 2018.

Summer camp fliers will start appearing in the mailbox. You’ll be seeing announcements on Facebook and getting emails reminding you to register your kids “before the sessions fill up!” Read More »

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9 Ways to Squeeze in a Workout

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Here are nine ways to squeeze in a workout…

Last week I wrote a post called “Swim, Snack, Repeat” about the harsh reality of what I thought was going to be a relaxing summer.

At the end of the post I promised that I’d share my tips for scheduling a workout when you’re really busy or always have your kids with you. I said I’d have that post to you by Friday…last Friday. Ha!

Almost one week later, I finally have it for you. Read More »

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Swim, Snack, Repeat

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Why is summer stressing me out?

While it feels (to me) like summer has been going on for months now, truthfully it has only been a few weeks.

Why is it that the prospect of summer is always way better than the reality? Read More »

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Amazon Prime Day is Here!

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Thirty hours of Prime Day deals start now!

Happy Amazon Prime Day!

Yep, it’s that time of year again when Amazon rolls out awesome deals in honor of all of us lucky folk who have Amazon Prime memberships.

Don’t have Amazon Prime yet? That’s okay– just sign up for a free 30-day trial and you can take advantage of all the deals, too! Read More »

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Huge Summer Giveaway Alert! {Put Me In The Story}

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Win a fabulous prize package from Put Me In The Story!

Summer is finally here!

It’s a season filled with fun outdoor activities, playdates, sports and more. Put Me In The Story wants to help bring even more fun (and a healthy dose of learning) to your family’s summer routine!

My kids got personalized storybooks from Put Me In The Story last year and they remain favorites for bedtime reading.




Put Me In The Story creates personalized books starring your child in beloved books and alongside their favorite characters to help them stay engaged in the story and foster a love of reading! Read More »

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Hot Beach Books for Summer 2017

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Check out these five hot beach books for summer 2017!

I’m headed to the beach next week. While it won’t be relaxing the entire time with three little kids, I will definitely have at least some free time to read. 

I think?

Here are the five hot beach books I’ll be packing in my bag…

(Okay so maybe not literally packing them in my bag. Some will be in my bag. Some will be loaded onto my Nook. And some will be on my Kindle app.)

But you get the idea. Read More »

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Oh, the Irony {Bachelor in Paradise}

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The irony in the decision to cancel Bachelor in Paradise…

Let me just start by saying, THANKS FOR RUINING MY SUMMER, BACHELOR IN PARADISE!

Seriously. 

Bachelor in Paradise was the juiciest, soapiest, most delightful treat among all the summer TV shows. It was The Bachelor meets Big Brother meets Temptation IslandRead More »

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Great Gift Idea for Father’s Day!

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Celebrate Dad this year by putting him in the story with cute personalized books!

One of the best gifts my kids received last Christmas was a personalized story book from Put Me In The Story.

My daughter got one about her and all the Disney princesses, my son got one about him and the Justice League, and my other son was featured in a “Ben and Elmo, Off to School!” book.

They were honestly so cute. Not only were their names weaved into the story, but their pictures, too!

If you’re tired of getting Dad the same old tie or sweater for Father’s Day, why not try something different this year? Read More »

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The Case for DeMario {The Bachelorette}

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I’m playing Devil’s Advocate here to examine whether DeMario is as bad as we think…

It only took two episodes for the “villain” on this season of The Bachelorette to emerge. Unlike seasons past, though, this villain was revealed and removed swiftly thereafter.

While it remains to be seen if he actually stays gone (as we’ve seen in previews for tonight’s episode, he arrived back at the mansion to try to plead his case to Rachel), I’m guessing that he will.

But is that the right choice? Read More »