• Womanhood

    You need this in your life.

    Let’s talk about things. Stuff. Shit you don’t need but want. The crap your friends tell you, “oh my God, you need this.” Notice I said tell you and not sell you. There’s a huge difference. I understand people enjoy running an at-home business. Whether it’s selling makeup, jewelry, purses, skin care treatments, leggings, tupperware, is tupperware still a thing? Their target market is you – their friend. I will always buy from friends. It’s not that I’m necessarily sold on a product but I’ll buy from you because I’m your friend. I’m not trying to sell anything. No, I take that back. You need to buy my book. Here’s the sales…

  • Uncategorized

    Powerball.

    You had a 1 in 292,200,000 chance of winning the 759 million dollar Powerball jackpot on August 23, 2017. You’re more likely to get attacked by a shark or get struck by lightening. A Massachusetts woman beat the odds. She also landed into the 100% odds of the government taking its share, leaving her with $480 million. Why are we talking about this? Because every so often, a jackpot will get so big that you start dreaming. You buy a lotto ticket. You start throwing out promises of giving away money to Instagram followers if you win because you need their good karma. Because if you want to see Scott…

  • Oh Emma Oh Kate

    Oh Emma, Oh Kate.

    Oh Emma, Oh Kate is a series of funny things my kids say. Emma is 11 and Kate is 8.  _____________ I walked in the living room. Emma and Kate were watching Princess Diaries 2. Me: Hey girls. Oh, I love this movie! Did you know Julie Andrews is Mary Poppins? (singing) Just a spoon full of sugar helps the…. Kate: Princess Mia is 21 and she can drink wine now. _____________ Me: Don’t put a lot of salt on your food, please. Emma: That’s your own opinion. _____________ We took the girls to an outdoor concert in Minnesota. Kate followed me to the port-a-potty. I used the handicapped stall…

  • Humor

    My husband is well endowed.

    My husband is well endowed. I know that’s not anyone’s business but it is a piece of information you need to know before you continue reading because unless you’re me or maybe Scott’s high school hockey player friend or his mom, you wouldn’t know this. Scott is well endowed. Stop squirming. I have a point. Remember the Oregon Trail computer game where we learned how to ford river, caulk a wagon, and then we died of dysentery before reaching Oregon? Your success was largely due to which profession you gave yourself. Banker? You start with extra cash to purchase supplies. Doctor? You’re more likely to survive accidents or illness. Hunter?…

  • Travel

    Natali’s Bohemian Style!

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  • Fitness

    I dumped Scott for Cody.

    I know many of you have been reading my blog for years now. You’re probably not shocked at the title “I dumped Scott for Cody” because you know I’m scheming you with my words. You are correct. The title is not what it appears. Cody is a girl. I dumped Scott for Cody. The statement is still true. No, I’m not a lesbian.  I dumped my old workout partner – Scott – for a new workout partner – Cody. I do not sugar coat blog posts. We’re all friends here and by friends, I mean real friends. Not some Facebook friend that has OMG. Best. Husband. Ever. Or an Instagram friend…

  • Travel

    Start Day Positive

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  • Humor

    Date your spouse.

    This post is sponsored post by Fyllan and Rozzelle Court Restaurant in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. _____________ Date your spouse. It’s marriage advice. You’ll hear it at weddings. You might even hear it repeated at a baby shower. It’s advice for empty nesters or retirees too, although that’s a guess. I haven’t reached that point in life. The fact that it is a piece of advice will tell you it’s hard. Dating your spouse is hard. Babies are good at putting out a rockstar couple’s fire. Really good, like rolling in on a firetruck with a water hose. But I’m not here to tell you that. You…

  • Travel

    I interviewed Trooper Ben.

    We all have those friends with certain careers that can hook us up. Maybe you have a friend that works at Chick-Fil-A and you score free chocolate shakes when you walk in. Or it’s possible you started choking on a fish bone at dinner and your doctor friend jumped up and performed the Heimlich Maneuver on you. Photographer friend? Maybe she gives you a family photoshoot for your birthday. Or maybe, just maybe, you know a highway patrol trooper. You can throw questions at him without feeling like you did something wrong. Meet Trooper Ben on Twitter. _____________ Trooper Ben works for the Kansas Highway Patrol. The man has 28,000…

  • Oh Emma Oh Kate

    Oh Emma, Oh Kate.

    Oh Emma, Oh Kate is a series of funny things my kids say. Emma is 11 and Kate is 8.  _____________ Me: It’s 9:00! Go to bed! Kate: Mom, it’s 8:49. Emma: Yeah mom, stop rounding. _____________ Kate: Wait, a minute. Are you writing down what I’m saying? Me: Yes. Kate: Write to the people that I said you have a big butt. _____________ Kate: Happy New Day’s Eve! Me: What? Kate: Every day is New Day’s Eve. _____________ Kate: Can you imagine the first person to eat an egg? Me: Yeah, can you imagine someone saying, “I should eat that thing sliding out of a chicken’s butt. Kate: What?!…