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Buddy, You’re in bed now, though you’re probably still awake reading. It’s become part of my evening routine to go in and turn out your reading light after you’ve fallen asleep — and make sure there’s a bookmark securely between the pages of your latest Harry Potter. It makes me smile. Today was your birthday. […]

Confessions of a Cabbage Mom

It’s fair to say the cabbage situation got a little carried away. I know. But it’s hard to apologize for fun, harmless, simple nonsense. {If you haven’t been following #ProjectCabbage on Facebook or Instagram — click here to get caught up.} As we approach the end of Project Cabbage, two big lessons are coming into […]

A Weekend in LA: Baseball, the Beach, and a Bit of Hollywood

A few months ago, Jeff sent me an email in the middle of the workday to say he had a hankering to take Colt to Dodgers Stadium and that he’d already checked the schedule and Memorial Day Weekend looked good and he’d already priced tickets and did I wanna go? and if not, GOING ANYWAY. […]


Buddy, I have plans to teach you things. Important, complex, significant things. I want to teach you how to navigate this world and the unpredictable people in it. I want to teach you responsibility, accountability, humility. I want to teach you to juggle what life throws your way and to pick yourself up when you […]

(Remedial) Gardening Wisdom: Always Have Plan B

So I had this vision. When Colt brought home Gabby the Cabbage a few months ago, we were bitten by the gardening bug, and among the giant cabbage and the climbing tomato vines, I pictured a cascading fountain of juicy, adorable strawberries. I picked out cute red pots and bought strawberry bulbs(?) and my mom […]

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"This thread seems a little old, but is anyone out there still doing C25K? I am in Week 7, but I decided to try my luck and do a 5K this last Friday -- and I finished!!"
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What are you getting for Mother's Day?

Are you looking to get something sparkly? Or breakfast in bed? Maybe just a sweet hug and kiss? What's your perfect Mother's Day gift?
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Can you be addicted to technology? To social media?

New blog post: You say addiction, I say connection I'm anxious to hear what other bloggers have to say -- can you be addicted to your computer? iPhone? Facebook/Twitter?See More
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You say addiction, I say connection

I have no idea the extent to which digital and social media will affect us all long term. But I am absolutely certain it has changed society forever. It's changed the way we communicate. It's changed the way we get information. I think it's even warped our concept of time. Anymore, if it isn't instant - it's slow. And slow is unacceptable.When I think of the number of people I am able to connect with through Facebook on a daily basis that I would otherwise not talk to for months or years at a…See More
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My name is Sarah. I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas with my hubby Jeff and son Colt. I work in advertising but my heart is at home with the fam. The (other) loves of my life are photography/scrapbooking, peanut butter, organizing, and going to movies by myself.
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In all honesty, I first began to blog in order to keep up with my globetrotting family. We could post stories and pictures, and keep in touch in a whole new way. If you were to read through my archives you would discover that the “topic” of my writing has changed several times since I started blogging in March 2005. I have evolved from ‘College STUDENT/Waitress/Bartender Hoping and Dreaming for a “Real” Job upon Graduation’ to ‘College GRADUATE/Waitress/Bartender Hoping and Dreaming for a “Real” Job now that I’ve Graduated’ to ‘College Grad and Young Professional Starting my New Career in the Real World’ to ‘Newlywed Learning to Accept (and Love) Things Like Beer in my Fridge and (Seemingly) Round the Clock SportsCenter’ to ‘First Time Mama to the Most Beautiful Little Bundle of Photogenic Cuteness‘. Through it all, there are traces of sarcastic humor, (over)dramatic ranting, and an unhealthy obsession with righting the world’s grammatical errors – though I most commonly describe the content here as fun and harmless nonsense.
I have been blogging since...
March 2005

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You say addiction, I say connection

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 10:16pm 0 Comments

I have no idea the extent to which digital and social media will affect us all long term. But I am absolutely certain it has changed society forever. It's changed the way we communicate. It's changed the way we get information. I think it's even warped our concept of time. Anymore, if it isn't instant - it's slow. And slow is unacceptable.

When I think of the number of people I am able to connect with through Facebook on a daily basis that I would otherwise not talk to for months or…


No offense, Matt Lauer.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:59pm 0 Comments

Here's the thing. I love The Today Show. LOVE. My day doesn't really start until I have a little Matt, Meredith, Al and Ann. The show is truly a staple for me, but I find myself increasingly irritated by its schizophrenia.


Honestly, I mean where else can I start my day with Ann Curry's updates…


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At 6:00am on July 10, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 8:35am on April 7, 2011, missy Varner said…



My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.



At 11:25pm on August 17, 2010, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time. I just love this site. The women are so embracing and I hope you are enjoying your experience as much as I.
At 1:51am on July 23, 2010, Shawntae Hemsley said…
Just wanted to introduce myself, I'm Shawntae and i'm 22 years old.

Come visit my blog if you'd like too

My blog is about :
My day to day life being a mommy to my 7 month old baby King. It may not always be pretty but I wouldn't change it for the world.
At 10:59pm on March 9, 2010, Scarlet Paolicchi said…
Hi Sarah,
You are probably aware that one way links are more valuable in search engine eyes, than reciprocal links. I would like to propose that you add my blog
http://www.momswearyourtees.blogspot (text link or grab my button)
to your blog list and I add your blog to my blog directory at
If this sounds good to you, just add my blog and leave a comment on my wall or blog letting me know and I will add your blog right away.
At 12:39pm on August 18, 2009, Dannie said…
Hey Sarah - checking out your blog now. I'm working on launching a social community for parents in Arkansas - I'm enjoying finding people in my area. I'm located in Bella Vista.
At 2:03pm on March 11, 2009, Ali said…
Hi Sarah! Congrats on being the featured blogger here at MBC! I'm an Arkie too--a little closer to the LR area, though. Looking forward to checking out your blog!
At 1:08pm on March 4, 2009, Stacey Crew said…
Sarah, Wow! So you've been blogging since 2005. That's great! I'll keep a lookout for your entries!
At 8:26pm on February 21, 2009, Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting said…
Yes, I certainly do. Fayetteville area-ish. Would love to connect you all and be jealous that you can meet lol ;)
At 11:04am on February 19, 2009, Rebecca Sprouse said…
Welcome! You've found a great place and we're happy to have you here! If ya ever need anything...don't hesitate to ask! Look forward to getting to know you!


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