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{Honest Company} Essential Bundle 2.0

There are a lot of people who are going chemically free because they think it is the “in thing.” chemically free is a lifestyle choice not a fad. It is something that makes you aware of what you are putting into your body and brining into your home. I find myself reading product labels more, … Continue reading

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{Hearts On 22} Go Red For Women 2014

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. A day to put a name to a face, a face to a cause, and to put a face to the fight against the #1 killer of women. I never though I would be the very survivor I advocated for. I never thought I would be the 26 year … Continue reading

{Hearts} On 22 ~ No Woman Should Fight Alone

Work has been getting me down lately and I haven’t been the funnest person to hang out with either. Today at the Twin Cities Lunch and Learn I was reminded of how lucky I am to be alive. That not many women survive a pulmonary embolism and a stroke. That I unlike the people I … Continue reading

Have Bear Will Travel

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{Divorce} Standing on the Other Side – Two Years Later

He told me “You will never make it on your own”. With those words spoken our marriage ended. I packed up my life and put one foot toward my future. On nights that are a little to lonely my ex-husbands last words are whispered into my ear. Doubt sets in and then the tears began … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Gone

It’s funny how a scent, a laugh, or even a walk around Calhoun can bring the memories of Charlie flooding back to me. There are times where I wake up at night and moments where I crack a smile for no reason. Life is too short, nothing like loss will teach us that life is … Continue reading

{Lobbying} For Your Heart

The American Heart Association had a dream, a dream to create an army of life savers. In 2011 they along with legislators drafted a bill that would require all children in the State of Minnesota to learn hands only CPR before they graduate. Now that was a good dream, one that we pushed hard for. … Continue reading

{Charlie} Letting Go and Moving On

Each day I wake up the sun beams a little brighter. My heart is starting to heal, its been two months since I lost Charlie. Two long months. I haven’t been myself, casting fake smiles and half-hearted hellos in the direction of friends. I have been living in memory land, a land where Charlie is … Continue reading

{MckMama} An Open Letter To A Mommy Blogger Gone Wrong

Dear Jennifer aka MckMama: I am not one to jump into drama. I tend to tread around the fray and only jump in when it directly impacts me and the lives of others. I believe in standing up, stepping out, and speaking loudly to better those around me. Yesterday evening I glanced at your blog. … Continue reading

Red Dresses Are Prettier Than Pink Ribbons

The Susan G Komen foundation has been getting a lot of press lately. The thing is I don’t like pink ribbons. They come out in October and everything goes pink. Even my coveted peanut butter M&Ms go pink and I refuse to buy them. Why you ask? So little of the money raised goes to … Continue reading

NinjaInTheCity Life in Photos

My faithful companion :) Someone is cone free! You should come down to the Minnehaha dog park even if you don't have a dog! It's beautiful this time of year! This is why I love Minneapolis! It doesn't even feel like we are in the city! Dog park joy! I love spending time with my four legged beast! Gorgeous day to be at the dog park!

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