Real Life Moments: Facing My Fears + Staying Smooth

I have seen a lot of people posting on social media about their “summer bucket lists”.  Some of them are lists of activities they want to do with their kids, or long lists of places they want to visit this summer.  If I were to consolidate my wishes of things to do this summer into one list, that list would consist of 2 things: 1. make memories however big or small with my family and loved ones 2. take time for myself.  The summer began with my daughter’s pool party birthday and several trips to the neighborhood pool thereafter.  As I kept to the shallow end with my son in his floaty I realized I really needed to conquer my fears and learn how to swim not just for myself but for my children. 


Ryan Lochte: Lochtegate in the Rio Olympics

Last week it was reported that gold-medal swimmer Ryan Lochte and 3 of his Team USA swim mates were robbed at gun point at a gas station in Brazil. On Tuesday it was then reported that Ryan Lochte and the crew made it all up! Not only did they make it all up but they vandalized the gas station while being under the influence! So I thought it was appropriate to take a closer look into who Ryan Lochte is (or who he thinks he is).