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The sweet bitterness of it all

I don’t know what it was like parenting before social media. I don’t know who reminded all of those parent out there what their children looked like a year, two years, or even 6 years ago. I had a picture pop up (thanks a lot, Facebook) to remind me how in the blink of an […]

Basketball Wives of Aroostook County

If you’ve seen Basketball Wives LA, you know what basketball wives do in their spare time. You know what they look like, glamorous and kept up perfectly. Their hair, their nails, their clothes. Their lives are full of drama and expensive gifts. Huge diamonds sit on their fingers, they have housekeepers, nannies, and constant help. […]

Maintaining Motivation

How many times a day do you mutter, “Where’s my motivation?” How often does it answer, “Yo. I’m over here.”? If your motivation does, you are 15 steps ahead of me. I know that it’s hard to find the get up and go to get up and go sometimes. I struggle with that on a […]

When the enemy strikes

Picture this: You’re sitting on your couch, minding your own business, flipping between DIY halloween costumes on Pinterest; funny, yet maddening political memes and rants on Facebook; and cat videos on Youtube. You feel all cozy and safe. Then, it happens. Maybe you get up to go to the bathroom, or you have to go […]

Ode to the Undecided

Uh-oh. Claire’s about to politic again. I’m going to warn you, if you are dead-set with your current candidate, you won’t get my ode. You will probably also be angry that I am not so enthralled with your choice as you are. You will be thinking of the reasons why you are righter than me […]

13.5 reasons why your diet won’t work

Lately I have been working on myself. I have been trying to become better in many respects, but most importantly, a friend to myself. Up until recently, it was very easy to get caught in the “I don’t deserve that” trap. The trap that causes me to loathe what I see in the mirror and […]

Snap back to reality

Oh! There goes gravity. Basically how I’m feeling right now. As I sit here on an overcast Sunday morning after my first full week back to work, watching Paw Patrol for the 753rd time, I’m trying to find my get up and go. But I can’t. I have a to do list a mile long, […]

A letter to myself: Post (gluten) hangover

Dear Claire, You done did it again. 31 year old you has zero minutes in the day for your crap (literally). Remember back when you used to party hard like a rockstar struggling musician with 2 gigs a month? Yeah, those days were cool. You’d live a vicious cycle of going all out, waking up early, […]