My uncomfortable battle with Yoga pants.

For years now, I have been against women wearing stretchy pants in public. Do you know the ones that I am talking about? The ones that were traditionally worn to a Yoga studio or at the gym. The tight pants that highlights every asset that women were blessed with. Typically worn with an overly oversizedContinue reading “My uncomfortable battle with Yoga pants.”

Out with the old and in with the new? What happened to Columbus Day?

I woke up today to a text from my oldest stating: ‘Happy Indigenous People’s Day.’ So I had to jump on google calendars and look to see what I had missed. Nope- the google calendar still states- Federal Holiday- Columbus Day. However, all the major museums, government buildings, military installations, History.com, and the Smithsonian areContinue reading “Out with the old and in with the new? What happened to Columbus Day?”

Middle-aged and Addicted to Coffee

My mother told me that when I turned 30, I would find the answers to life. Looking back, I think that she meant 30 is when you figure out how to pay all your bills on time, you realize that credit cards are not your friend, and day drinking while shopping is preferable to nightclubsContinue reading “Middle-aged and Addicted to Coffee”

Wisdom from a Bear and his friends. What Winnie the Pooh taught me!

Growing up, you can say that I was not popular. It was a bit of a rough patch for me- those school-age days. I wore braces and glasses. I was socially awkward and never invited to birthday parties. I wanted to be good at school, but it was hard. I wanted to be athletic, butContinue reading “Wisdom from a Bear and his friends. What Winnie the Pooh taught me!”

Its that time of year in Alaska. Fall is officially here!

The weather has changed here in Alaska. 2 weeks ago, half the city was walking around like dehydrated red lobsters, trying to tell ourselves that we LOVE 90-degree weather. We don’t love 90-degree weather! We don’t move to Alaska to bake in the rays of the golden sun. We move to Alaska because after oneContinue reading “Its that time of year in Alaska. Fall is officially here!”

A chance at a new beginning! When life hands you a brown paper box!

Caroline woke up at 4 a.m., as was her habit.  She made herself a cup of coffee and wandered around her home, making a mental checklist of everything that she should get done that day.  Caroline knew that it was a list of ‘should,’ but that didn’t always mean it ‘would’ get done.  She hadContinue reading “A chance at a new beginning! When life hands you a brown paper box!”

Parent vs. child. It was my turn to be put on the stand.

Some of you might be wondering why I haven’t posted anything in a while. I might say that it is because I have been working too hard. Or that I came down with some mysterious illness that has left me unable to research and write. Or that I have been on a well-deserved vacation toContinue reading “Parent vs. child. It was my turn to be put on the stand.”

Why is June 6th still important to us today? Some unknown facts about Operation Overlord (D-Day)

June 6th, 1945. It is hard to understand the scope and risk involved in the planning and execution of Operation Overlord. It was the largest amphibious invasion in history- more than 5,000 ships and landing craft, 11,000 warplanes, 13,000 paratroopers, 50,000 vehicles, and 156,000 Allied troops landed on the 50-mile section of Normandy’s coast withContinue reading “Why is June 6th still important to us today? Some unknown facts about Operation Overlord (D-Day)”

My first Spin Class experience- I think I died a little.

My friend invited me to a Spin Class on Saturday morning. She tells me that we will be riding to raise money for a local non-profit in Fairbanks. Working for a non-profit, I am down! I always want to support what others are doing for our community- and if I can get a bit ofContinue reading “My first Spin Class experience- I think I died a little.”

To the Gemini’s of the world! Good Luck! Love, the rest of us.

I thought I would spend my time learning about how horoscopes work. After hours of studying the stars and alignment of the planets- this is what I came up with: OVERALL: Your month will be filled with mixed fortunes! It may a really good month. It may be a really bad month. It would beContinue reading “To the Gemini’s of the world! Good Luck! Love, the rest of us.”