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Category: Adulting

Grown-up thoughts outside of the realm of parenthood.

Be the Change

Our country is more divided than ever and as I have watched the events of the past week unfold, I knew I couldn’t just sit in my own heartbreak. It was time to say something and be part of the discussion to bring positive change…

Saying No…

The word no can mean more time, more energy, more respect, more control, and eventually more self confidence…

Must-Have Mom Products

We have just completed our first six weeks back to school, and if you’re like me, you are just now feeling like you’re settling into a groove. The kids were finally used to waking up again, then…BAM… we were hit with a 3…

10 Years of Unsolicited Marriage Advice

As I reflected on our 10 years of marriage, and realized that we have received a TON of unsolicited marriage advice over the years. Some great advice that has really impacted our marriage and helped to set us on the right path. Some, not so great that we, thankfully, didn…

10 Things to Know Before Building Your New Home

When I started MissAdventures in Adulting, I honestly did not think I would be writing about Real Estate at all. I was so over Real Estate, and, having been burned by it, wanted to get as far away from it as possible. Now that the dust has settled and I…

5 Things to Learn from Tech’s Loss

I stayed up to watch the basketball championship (which I’ve never done because I’m not really a basketball person), and I watched Matt Mooney and his team throw everything they had into each and every play. Then, I watched their hearts shatter and my heart broke for them…

Lesson Learned

Through it all, I keep finding myself grateful that I’m not sitting in a model home right now. If I had taken the easy way, I’d be in one of two places: I’d either be home, stressing out about work or at work stressing out about home…

A Letter To My 21-Year-Old Self

Take the trip, experience the things, but don’t make the rest of your life contingent on a checklist! Being tied down isn’t so bad…

10 Essential Tools for New Bloggers

When I decided to finally take the plunge into blogging, I had no idea what I was getting into but at least had the foresight to do a lot of research before jumping fully in. I read article after article about how to start a blog, what all I would…

Navigating the Unexpected Journey from Working Mom to Stay Home Mom

One day my career was over. What could I do next? The choice seemed simple. I was going to stay home for a few months and try to come up with a side hustle that would help offset the lost income. How hard could this be? Can I smack my…