Do you want to be a party snack hero this holiday season while putting in minimal effort?!?! If yes, then I have a secret to share with you: Puppy Chow! What is Puppy Chow (aka: Muddy Buddies)? It's delicious. It's heaven....
Unless you do not follow social media or live under a rock, you have heard of the ketogenic diet. I have family and friends that have followed it. It seems to appear in magazines, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ... it...
I love ice cream. Love it so so much. I wish I could eat Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food or Blue Bell Moo-llenium Crunch every day for every single meal. I wish ice cream was as healthy and slimming...
Since I can remember, fall has always been my favorite season. The apple picking, the leaves changing, and of course ALL things pumpkin make it an easy season to love. Living in Japan (in a very warm climate) can...
We all know Halloween is a big deal, especially for those with small children. However, parents face the same conundrum every year: what to do with all that extra Halloween candy. You don't want to give it all to...
  Dear food allergy parent, I see you at new parent orientation. I see you sink down a little in your seat as the teacher tells the parents that this preschool is peanut and tree nut free. I see your face turning...
I cried at Chick-fil-A today. I went there to eat my feelings, but instead I ended up making everyone around me exceptionally uncomfortable.  I fully believe that Chick-fil-A is a place to be happy. To eat the Lord's Chicken, to...
All it takes is one preggo brain, three littles scurrying around at your feet, and a deployed spouse (or any one of those things) to make meal planning an incredulous activity (err, chore). Most parents I know hate meal planning...
Back to school is a busy time with buying school supplies, sports physicals, teacher meetings, open houses, clothes shopping and more. But if you’re the parent of an allergy child, you have additional tasks; trips to the allergist, putting...
When it comes to food, I have a couple weaknesses - baked goods, chocolate, coffee, and wine. I've always enjoyed the art of baking, but somewhere along the way I began to appreciate the baked goods being prepared (hence...
I am so over hearing “that’s so nice for you that your husband doesn’t deploy.” Yes, it is very nice that he does not deploy; however, that does not mean he doesn’t detach or spend countless weekends away on cross...
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died at 61. The news alert popped up on my phone as I woke up yesterday. No. What? I had to put my glasses on to ensure I had read the headline correctly. The news was being...

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Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma