“At worst, I feel bad for a while, but then I just smile, I go ahead and smile….”

“At first when I see you cry, yeah, it makes me smile, yeah, it makes me smile…  At worst I feel bad for a while, but then I just smile, I go ahead and smile….” –Smile, Lily Allen

I’ve been posting less frequently as of late.


Image via Flickr


The main reason I’ve been elsewhere?

I’ve become a Beachbody Coach!

I absolute love it.  The support of my team alone is enough to make me feel like a million bucks.  Add in the ability to help change people’s lives for the better?  I’m thrilled.

Interested?  Sign up for a free account here or find a challenge pack above!  Want to hear more?  I’d be happy to chat! 🙂

“It ain’t all that bright, but even though it’s subtle it’s got me feeling alright…”

The sentiments remain the same….

Thoughts, Opinions, and Everything In Between

In this post, I talked about my extreme dislike of winter…. That hasn’t seemed to change anything for the better, as more snow piles up around us.


Amid all of this craziness, it seems only fitting to send our gratitude, prayers, and best wishes to our brave PennDOT workers and their equivalents, right?

Thanks to the Spirit FM Morning Show for the illustration and the sentiment! Thanks to the Spirit FM Morning Show for the illustration and the sentiment!

At this point of winter, there should really be a National Thank A Road Worker Day.  Anyone know how to make a national holiday?

On a brighter note, there are only fifteen days until spring! That’s only a teeny tiny bit over two weeks.  There’s a light at the end of this tunnel, I swear.  I’ve got Mother Nature’s word on it.

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The Evolution of My Relationship With Demon Bird

When I first came to college, I missed my family.

That being said, I was more than a bit hurt when my mom announced her new addition to the family:  Sheldon Olaf the cockatiel.


“Demon Bird” hated me from the start.  He’s not the most amiable of creatures:  he hisses at everyone, even those he try to be nice.


With that in mind, I was shocked this past break when I (sort of) won his trust.  How’s that, you ask?  Strawberry millet.



Four Things I Learned From Babysitting

I’ve done an awful lot of babysitting in my day.  From watching my sister day in and day out for years to staying with the neighbour’s boy an entire summer to tucking in my professor’s twins, I’ve seen a lot.  In the process, I’ve learned just as much.


  1.  Pleasing the kids is just as important as (if not even more than) pleasing the parents.

    Sure, the parents will be handing you the cash and will probably make the decision as to whether you’ll return.  But do you know what’s likely the number one deciding factor in that decision? How much the kids want you to return.

  2. Listen to everybody.

    Parents have rules.  Kids have requests.  Honour both.

  3. While listening, observe.

    At my most recent gig, I noticed the differences between the two twins, reminiscent of my sister and I:  the bookworm and the rebel.  From there, I could treat them accordingly and make our games fair.  They seemed to approve.

  4. Always have a story to tell.

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “Tell me a story!”  Sometimes it’s followed by questions:  “Have you ever broken a bone?” “Have you ever gotten in trouble?”  If you haven’t done what they ask, you’d better have a follow up.

Whatever you do, you can have just as much fun as the kids! 🙂