It Girl: Amy Schmittauer

My friend Amy is a total It Girl. She runs a successful business, is super active in the Columbus community and has really stellar taste in footwear. So wait – what ...

It Girl: Janine Renee

I have this friend Janine. She’s super fun, wicked smart and crazy ambitious. You NEED to meet her. Because she’s this month’s It Girl! So wait – what is an “it ...

A Tribute to Working Mothers, Part 4: Lots of Things

Welcome to Part 4 of my Tribute to Working Mothers (just one more to go after this)! If you missed the first three segments, you can catch ‘em here. And, ...

Already Behind: Why This Week is a Wet Fart

Update, March 1:  Today was my first official training run. I was due for 5 miles, but since Columbus was buried under snow and ice, I had to hit the treadmill. And I only had about 30 minutes because the gym closed earlier than I anticipated. Nonetheless, I ran 3.11 miles at a pace of […]

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The Lazy Gal’s Guide to #FoodPrepSunday

I’ve always admired and envied bloggers like The Lean Green Bean, who do #FoodPrepSunday regularly and thoroughly. I mean, their food preps are the stuff of foodies’ and planners’ dreams: highly organized, meticulously regimented and nutritionally balanced. I wish I had the time to do a robust food prep each Sunday. But I don’t. And […]

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Book Club: Yes Please

I hate Amy Poehler’s book. There, I said it.     It’s easily the worst book I’ve read since Sweet Valley High turned into Sweet Valley University (talk about jumping the shark). I know I’m being harsh, and I know that just about everyone else is raving about Yes Please. I was so amped to […]

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Confession: Not Bendy

I can’t touch my toes. Gah! That’s so embarrassing to admit!  I used to dance ballet, for crying out loud. (And by “used to,” I mean 20+ years ago in my early youth) I’m a fit, healthy young woman. There is no reason for me to be so inflexible. In fact, it causes me great […]

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6 Stereotypes About “Being Sexy” That Need to Die in 2015

I’ve decided that 2015 is the year of ridding my life of bullshit. Mostly, I mean material clutter, but also drama, politics, stress and ridiculous stereotypes that piss me off. Like these. It’s time for a new, simplified definition of “sexy.”   1. The “Perfect” Body Good GAWD I loathe that phrase. I mean, it’s […]

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Book Club: #GIRLBOSS

I have never shopped at Nasty Gal. In fact, it’s a brand that had not even come upon my radar until “#GIRLBOSS” was recommended to me by a friend. And now, I am ob-sessed. This self-illustrated narrative tells the tale of Sophia Amoruso’s insane tango with success. This is a woman who started her business […]

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Confession: Jekyll & Hyde

Every woman wrestles with body image issues. But never are these more pronounced than at the beginning of the year, when being a gym rat is suddenly obligatory. In January, where I have ample opportunity to hide behind chunky sweaters and drapey tees, I fight a daily battle with my weight and how I feel […]

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Not-an-It-Girl, 2014: Top 10 Celeb Falls from Grace

Ah, 2014 has come and gone. What a year! As I pondered what a “recap” post might look like for this blog, I thought about highlighting the top “It Girls” of 2014. But I ran into an interesting quandary: there are SO many amazing, inspiring, powerful females in this world that it would be some […]

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A Tribute to Working Mothers, Part 3: Managing it All

Welcome to Part 3 of my Tribute to Working Mothers! If you missed Parts 1 and 2, you can catch ‘em here. And, meet the mothers over here! This week, we’re talking about stress and how to manage it all. A study presented last year at the American Sociological Association cited that working mothers spent about […]

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A Tribute to Working Mothers, Part 2: Working + Mommy Guilt

Welcome to Part 2 of my Tribute to Working Mothers! If you missed Part 1, you can catch it here (topic: the hardest part about being a mother that works outside the home). And, meet the mothers here! There’s a general assumption that if you are a mother and work full-time outside of the home, […]

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