Friday Favorites

little boy haircut

I believe a weekly wrap-up of some of my favorites is in order. Why?  Because it’s Friday and I’ve had some favorites.  I know.  Groundbreaking stuff here. Favorite #1:  That I’m married to a hunky guy who doubles as a hairstylist. Okay, hairstylist  might be a stretch.  But he periodically (and confidently!) removes hair from […]

Beauty Product Junkie Diaries

Hello. My name is Mindy. <hi, Mindy> And I am a beauty-a-holic. There is something so fulfilling about a bright pop of pink lipstick, a gentle sweep of shimmering bronze on your cheek, a fabulous smokey eye. I derive a great amount of pleasure from beauty products and am highly unapologetic about it. Sort of. […]

A First Impression

To work towards my New Year’s Goal Number One, the hubby and I decided to join a gym. A real one. With treadmills. And elliptical machines. And various weightlifting apparatus (or would that be apparatii,Latin for causing immense pain). And trainers. And, perhaps the most intimidating, tiny little gym rats with butts so firm you […]

“Be Your Own Advocate”

I’ve been hearing a certain comment over and over lately and its severity really resonated with me today. “Be your own medical advocate.” That’s a pretty heavy load and one I’m not entirely sure I’m excited to tackle. I grew up, like many people I’m sure, with a reverence for doctors. Until recently, I would […]