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Ten Gifts for the Music Junkie in Your Life

Christmas Day is drawing near and most of us are online shopping or actually in line (like I am right now) to find the perfect gifts for those special people in our lives.  Unfortunately, we often find ourselves in the position of not knowing what to get.  As a music junkie myself, I would like…

9 O’Clock Rocks: Winning the Battle of (Holiday) Binge vs. (Postpartum) Bulge!

Six or eight weeks after I had my son, I remember boasting to my home girl, “They were right about breastfeeding. I already lost all my baby weight!” “Yup, and if you sit in that house with that baby all day, you gonna put it all right back on and then some,” she warned me,…

Surviving the Holidays When You’re “A Lil Different”

Are you the vegetarian in a family of omnivores? Do you believe Western holidays are pagan/the white man’s lies/unbiblical, etc.? You want to babywear and breastfeed instead of giving your infant pecan pie and letting every distant relative hold her? Maybe you’re in a nontraditional relationship, or in some other way, you’re “a lil different”…

Buy Black Friday: A Proactive Way to $pend this Holiday

Here it comes… Black Friday. The biggest shopping day that kicks off the biggest shopping season in recorded human history. Over the past few years, social media memes like this one have circulated calling for a holiday “Blackout” –  an economic boycott intended to hit America in the pockets as a response to continued police…

5 Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues

This time of year is affectionately known as “The Holidays.”  For many, the holidays are a time of happiness, joy, excitement, and thankfulness.  But for some, instead of being the “most wonderful time of the year”, it can be dreaded and uncomfortable.  This phenomenon is known as the Holiday blues.  Symptoms of the holiday blues…