Last week we dropped the husband off in North Carolina to continue his trek along the Appalachian Trail. He started the trek with three weeks last summer and plans to spend the month of June on the trail this year. He has discovered the importance of walking. I don’t mean walking in your neighborhood with your friend or walking around the house trying to get those extra steps on your Fitbit (I’ve done it too).   Perhaps you have… Read more »

  A few weeks ago, a friend sent me this Rodan and Fields foaming tanner. Honestly, I thought it was some kind of joke. Perhaps she thought, “Gingers don’t tan, so it will be really funny to send this to Kim.”     It’s true that I’m a ginger and that gingers just don’t tan. I can burn from seeing the sun through a window. I long ago gave up on the dream of achieving a gorgeous golden tan. The… Read more »

  It’s no secret that I love Julep products. If you’ve ever seen my wealth of nail colors, you’d know that I exclusively wear Julep nail polish. For those of you who have been waiting to try Julep, this is your chance! Click on through the linked picture above and check out their Memorial Day sale specials. All of the nail colors are great, and you can pick one up for just $4.99 this weekend. I also recommend checking out… Read more »

I have four college degrees. I have an undergraduate degree, two master’s degrees, and a doctorate. Yet, I often feel like I have zero practical knowledge. All of this knowledge my brain contains about game theory, calculus, electromagnetics, and probability distributions is no help at all in my daily life outside of academia. When it comes to mom skills, I am deficient. I am reminded of this on a fairly regular basis and have to give myself a pep talk… Read more »

If you are looking for a great summer read, check out the Emerge series by Heather Sunseri. The series includes three thrilling young adult dystopian stories about life in the United States after a devastating global pandemic. Given the recent concerns about the Ebola and Zika viruses, Heather creates a thought-provoking world for her readers.   Emerge brings you into this post-apocalyptic world and introduces you to the survivors inside and outside the walls of New Caelum. You will quickly… Read more »