Raising Geeks

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Growing up, I wanted to have two kids. A boy named Josh and a girl named Mercedes. Josh would naturally be the big man on campus, and when I say that, imagine me saying it the way your grandmother says it when she asks you about school. "How's school, Josh? I assume you're the big man on campus like your father?" Josh's father in this scenario being Dr. Peter Venkman or Jonathon Brandis. Mercedes would be a popular genius/cheerleader. She'd be involved in dance and gymnastics and all … [Read More...]

The Comeback Kid

Parenting Sweet Spot

I went off to college wanting to be an elementary school teacher. That goal was lost somewhere along the line, but I had a very 1950's daydream about me in cardigan sweater sets talking about conjugating verbs. After college, I spent my summers working at an all-girls summer camp, and my first … [Read More...]

Camp Throwback Spring 2014… ON SALE NOW!

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Nostalgia Alert! Camp Throwback tickets go on sale TODAY at 10am EST. Tickets availability is limited to 100, so ready your sleeping bags and find your s'more sticks, we're going to camp! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW! Read more about Camp Throwback here! For more information, check out … [Read More...]

Comfort Flaws

The Real Christian Grey

I've had a lot of downtime, and like chicken soup to the soul, I've been feeding the healing process with movies and celebrity gossip and pizza rolls. None of it particularly healthy, but soothing in the same way people on ecstasy like suckers. Somewhere between Meatballs and Meatballs 2 I heard … [Read More...]

Camp Throwback Spring 2014 Session Schedule & Program Announcements

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What is Camp Throwback? Camp Throwback FAQ's Want to be a Camp Throwback Small Business Sponsor? I hope you are extra excited about camp this spring, because it's been a year in the making, and going to be a life-changing, friendship bracelet making, bonfire hair smelling, hangover inducing, bunk … [Read More...]

Camp Throwback 2014

CTB Collage

The best part about what I do for a living is getting to meet and hang out with amazing people. I try and always put together some sort of meet-up in each city I travel, but I've been craving something a little larger in scale. You know, short of buying some land and starting a commune, which … [Read More...]

Camp Throwback Spring 2014 FAQ

What is Camp Throwback? Camp Throwback Spring Schedule & Announcements Want to be a Camp Throwback Small Business Sponsor? F.A.Q's Now, I've tried really hard to anticipate what kinds of questions you might have and answer them below, but if you still have questions or concerns, feel … [Read More...]

It’s Just Me and This Weird Thing Sticking Out of My Stomach.

TV Console That Killed Me

So here's the thing, I love wood. This whole mess is all because I love wood. And I had kids. Those two things. The back story is that every time one of us goes out of town, the other always tries to have a surprise for them when they come home. Sometimes it's a poster board banner and … [Read More...]

Do We Have To Put a Ring on It?

Wedding Ring

Andy and I have stopped wearing our wedding rings. I'm not entirely sure when it happened, and I wasn't even really aware of it until we went on vacation with a few other couples, and I thoughtlessly tossed my ring in the hotel safe. You're not wearing your ring? Nah. I never want to take mine … [Read More...]

If These Spanx Could Talk

Brittany in Spanx

We spent last weekend at a wedding for one of Andy's college friends, and it was one of those situations where he was in the wedding, but I was not, and that's fine. Seriously. The less I need longline strapless bras in my life, the better. They always start off okay, but by hour three, they're … [Read More...]

Monday Morning Makeovers

CG Makeover Tamara

It's that time again... time for the unveiling of another Curvy Girl Makeover! This time I headed West to the Emerald City, and I had a positively delightful time with Curvy Girl, Tamara. Click here to check out the results! … [Read More...]