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Happy Monday Sickness Hell-o

Dear readers, The stomach flu finally hit me like a ton of bricks. Spring illnesses are always the worst, I tell ya. I took a nap on Sunday and I woke up with a pounding headache and watery stomach. I thought maybe it was just the nap that made me feel ill. Squeak and I had a great little day indoors, we even ventured outside and cooked s'mores on the grill. I had zero indication I was going to be severely ill…

SPRING ROUND-UP: 5 Thrift-spirations for Spring 2017

Dear readers, Is anyone else really sick of leggings? Because I am so sick of leggings that I actually sent all mine to the consignment shop. They don't stay up, they're a major contributor to VPL, they're not usually insulated very well, and they don't breathe very well. I used to think they were so comfy and great too. Boo hoo. My recent annoyance with leggings will be short-lived however, because winter is officially over and I have 5 Thrift-spirations…

Moxie Monthly… February 2017

Dear readers, Is it really time to write the recap letter from February already? Is it really March 6th?! This is both wonderful and sad. Wonderful because I am so ready for spring weather and sad because time passes oh so quickly. I also find it hard to think Spring when there is so much snow on the ground still. So what's the recap from last month? Well let's see here... LISTENING: I haven't had time to listen to anything…

A Winter Hike Through Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Dear readers, Winter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has it's share of ups and downs. I am currently in the middle of the "down" portion, otherwise known as: so much snow I can't see out of my driveway, so little sun I want to sleep all day, and so little fresh air/exercise I feel like a blob. However, a few weekends ago, I experienced the upside of living in the great U.P. My friend and I had the pleasure…

A little monthly update for your resident Moxie Girl...

Moxie Monthly… January 2017

Dear readers, I am an eternal fan of the monthly update letter. My best friend and my grandmother always sent me one every month. We have since lost track of this tradition in the letter world, but in the website world, I'd love to start. January is over and February has started fresh today. So where am I at personally with life? I suppose it is the perfect time to update you. LISTENING: I am currently on an early 90's music…

75 Clean Snacks for You and Your Child

Dear readers, One word. Snacks. Your child probably asks for a snack at least once a day. Squeak looks at me and goes "Treat?" The question is, what do you give them? And what do you want them to consider a treat, reward, or snack? I put together a list of seventy-five clean snacks, all of which I or my child eat when we get hunger pains in between meals. May I remind you that I am not a nutritionist…

Moxie Friday 01. 20. 2017

Dear readers, Emma Stone is our beauty for this week's positive female role model. I could write a thousand words on her fashion sense alone, but today I will stick with the usual quote and adoration. My favorite quote from Ms. Stone? "My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people; 'Too fat, too skinny, too short, too…

The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part Two

The Single Mom’s Guide to TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS: Part Two

Dear readers, Last week, I discussed in great detail four major signs that you may be in a toxic friendship. Halfway through typing out The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part One, I realized that it would be way better as a two part post, considering I was going way past my 300-500 word limit. I ended up at over 1000 words, and I still have a lot more to say on the subject. Many of these experiences are my…

The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part One

The Single Mom’s Guide to TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS: Part One

Dear readers, I think with the passing of 2016 we are all in the mindset of new beginnings. Not just resolution-related but the actual sense of starting fresh with a new year and a clean slate. New Year's is my favorite holiday because I feel a sense of power with a fresh start, everything becomes very clear, and the problems of the past I felt powerless to change suddenly don't seem so overwhelming. In the new year, we focus a lot…

Happy New Year’s Eve from Ms. Moxie xoxo

Dear readers, Welcome to 2017... I had a wonderful New Year's Eve. From the moment my night started, to the very end when I walked home at 2 am in my sparkly mini-dress. Well, that part wasn't exceptionally wonderful, but I was happy to not drink and drive. I felt like a glowing ball of love all night because I was so happy to be around my friends and co-workers. I felt so blessed. I also threw up the rocker…