My goal for 2020

    December 29, 2019

    Every year I go on a one-day-escape. I look forward this quiet time nearly the whole month of December when I am drained by parties, presents and people. I am ‘one of those moms’…who bake for the whole neighborhood, who buys presents for every teacher, employee, NEM leader, family, friend, and carehome resident, who have two (soon to be three) kinds of Christmas trees and mail hundreds of Christmas cards. I am an overachiever through and through. I remember saving…

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  • My MegaRedUS Experience

    The other night we celebrated my Lola’s 89th birthday. We sat enjoying our favorite sushi dishes rich in Omega-3’s such as salmon. My grandmother (lola) was vibrant – slow but healthy, beautiful and classy.…

    November 4, 2019
  • The 3 people you need in your life.

    A couple months ago, while driving home from a No Excuse Mom meetup, I saw a fellow member, Kimmy, walking home. I slid down my window and said, “Hey, you live near me! Do…

    October 22, 2019
  • How to save a marriage…

    I didn’t want to bake my husband a birthday cake. We were a few days deep into a serious argument and my stubbornness wouldn’t let up. I was pissed. For the last several months…

    September 4, 2019
  • A Real Apology….

    Dear Followers, I’m sorry. I don’t like regrets, but I have a few in life. As I look at my scarred, numb and deflated breasts today, I regret ever thinking they weren’t good enough.…

    August 14, 2019
  • 13 days post-explant surgery

    July 10, 2019 This time two weeks ago I was preparing for my breast explant surgery. I was cool as a cucumber, anxious but ready to get this surgery on the road. I’ve been…

    July 11, 2019
  • Our Trip to Croatia and Bosnia

    For months my husband teased me about going to Croatia. His Marine-tempered jokes about people stealing his kidney went on until the day we boarded our flight from Sacramento to Seattle, then off to…

    July 6, 2019
  • My Story: Breast Implant Illness

    Last year I started having rapid heart palpitations. Alongside chest pain, I decided to book an explant consultation with a local plastic surgeon recommended by a good friend who also explanted with him. I…

    June 19, 2019
  • My Flat Belly Ball Infomercial

    May 19, 2019 I filmed my first infomercial for the Flat Belly Ball a few days ago. It was exciting to walk through halls lined with images of iconic TV brands like Jack Lalanne’s…

    May 19, 2019
  • My son’s summer camp at iD Tech

    This post is sponsored by iD Tech. Do you ever feel like a ‘bad mother’ for letting your kid play video games? When I walk downstairs in the morning, my eldest is already in…

    May 15, 2019