Author: metime


Turning vehicles into wi-fi hotspots? Yes, please.

Those were the (highly questionable) days, kids. Back then, family road trips meant stuffed-full station wagons and playing the license plate game on long, empty stretches of highway. If you got bored, you had two options: 1) Stare out the window, or 2) Sleep. Good times. Today, family road trips have gotten way easier. Cup […]

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This is the birthday that never ends

My husband celebrated a birthday near the beginning of the month, that somehow, as Howerton birthday often do, extended into a week of revelry.  On his actual birthday, we celebrated at a local restaurant with Mark’s parents. Mark shares a birthday with his dad, and his sister-in-law, and my nephew. Big day in our family. […]

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That’s what SHE said: high-maintenance kale, Wes Anderson childbirth, a cop’s take on Ferguson, and more . . .

I am not here for Kale apologists and I don’t believe in your ministry. You know the people who just insist that you haven’t found someone to cook it right. Is this leaf a magic kettle that you gotta rub perfect so the genie (and good taste) can pop out? That’s too much work! Do […]

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What I Want You To Know About Why I Joined The Military

What I Want You To Know About Why I Joined The Military 2014-08-27T06:00:00-07:00 Kristen Howerton what I want you to know|

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Is a college degree still worth it?

Mark Zuckerberg didn’t finish college. Neither did Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. But chances are, someone at my local Starbucks DID finish college…and now she’s putting her degree to work making lattes. I didn’t go to college to learn how to be a blogger, because blogging didn’t exist in those days. I have a degree […]

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What I Want You To Know About Being A Safe Family

What I Want You To Know About Being A Safe Family 2014-08-25T06:00:00-07:00 Kristen Howerton what I want you to know|

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Alcohol and honesty: What do I tell my kids about my past drinking?

That’s a question Mark and I are always asking ourselves. About the news. About our neighborhood or neighbors. About family situations. About certain questions we have about faith. We value honesty with each other and are trying to teach our kids that honesty is always the best choice. We want to be the kind of […]

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What it’s like being a young black man in America

This guest post is by Wesley Hall. It is a repost from last year because I think it bears repeating in light of current events. Man, I’m just glad I had a mom who gave me the realness from a young age. I can remember thinking she was so stuck in the past for telling me that […]

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What I Want You To Know About Leaving My Husband

I want you to know that trying to decide whether or not you should leave your husband is not easy. It is the hardest decision you will ever make.

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NatureBox: a healthy snack subscription service (and a giveaway!)

And the peanut butter nom-noms were gone before I even had a chance to photograph them. 

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How to get kids to pack their own lunches

I remember trading lunches with other kids back when I was in school. But with teachers and cafeteria monitors walking around and a much greater sensitivity to allergies and dietary needs, those days are gone. Which I am totally cool with, by the way. Because, seriously, I don’t know who made that kid’s lunch, and […]

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What I Want You To Know About Trying To Lose Weight

I want you to know that I’m trying. My niece keeps posting exercise related status updates on Facebook: “Workout till it hurts!”  “You have to put the hard work in to get results!”  “I’m sick of people whining about being fat – if you’d work out as hard as I do, you wouldn’t be fat!” That […]

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