Gwyneth Paltrow Is Right!

Gwyneth Paltrow, public blonde person, has come under fire for complaining about how hard it is to be a rich and famous movie star. Again. This time, instead of moaning about how much easier it would be to work in a cubicle in Peoria for minimum wage and no benefits, she compares being made fun of on the Internet to being a soldier at war. After thinking about it, maybe she’s right! Those … [Read more...]

Check Out GoPro Cameras at Best Buy!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Have you ever seen those cool YouTube videos taken during someone’s mountain bike ride or some other high-adrenaline activity? I see them on the news and shared on Facebook all the time. I never thought very much about how people record them, but I guess … [Read more...]

With Love, #ToMyTeen


As the start of each year I add up my kids’ ages and tabulate my Cumulative Parenting Experience. This year, my CPE is 74. I think this is a better indication of my parenting experience, (or as I call it, Time Served) than saying I’ve been a mother for 23 years. I’ve have four 2-year-olds, four 3-year-old, etc., so I want credit for those experiences. I earned it in Barney songs and Pokemon … [Read more...]

An Activitist Housewife


Recently as part of my work as a Social Influencer for Social Good with Johnson & Johnson, I went to New York City to attend an event called MDG456Live, focusing on the Millennial Development Goals 4, 5, and 6, which are: 4. Reduce child mortality 5. Improve maternal health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other  diseases This event put on by Johnson & Johnson Global Health had … [Read more...]

I Smell Like Jennifer Anniston


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Living Proof. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation. I’m not good with hair. I didn’t even realize my younger daughter had curly hair until she was ten. I just washed, it, brushed it, and wondered why it was such a poofy frizzball. Pretty clueless. Now I see that … [Read more...]

All Things Paris at Minted


It’s not too much of a stretch to guess that with a name like Parris, I love things related to Paris, France. It’s possible my husband’s family was originally from the capital of France several centuries ago and took the location as a surname before moving to Ireland and then on to America. Whatever the source, it ties right into my love of all things French. I love asking for our … [Read more...]