9 Life Lessons To Be Learned From The Presidential Debates

With all the negativity swirling around the presidential elections this year, I thought I might take a stab at trying to make the embarrassing debates a teachable moment for my kids. I have been stewing on this post for almost a week now and as I was rereading the 9 lessons I chuckled a bit about how […]

FaKebook Friday — #SprattsAreOnTheMove

For those of you who are just joining in the #FaKebookFriday madness, here is my definition of this phenomena: FaKebook Friday (noun) the situation or circumstance in which life looks perfect on social media and yet, it’s all a big fat FAKE. FaKebook Friday is an attempt to uncover and peel back the thick social media layer […]

9 New Year’s Resolutions For Real Moms

A new year, a fresh start, and a chance to change a few things. It’s that season where we are making resolutions, setting goals and determining that this coming year will be different. Maybe you have made resolutions in the past, maybe you have kept them or maybe not. Maybe you are to the point where […]

Young, Dumb, and Deep in Debt

MOMentous Monday featuring... well, me

   There they were, freshly married with all the American hopes and dreams at their fingertips. He drove a Mercedes, she got her dream house, he made more then enough money, she stayed home, everything was fine and dandy. Until it wasn’t. Every time they paid the bills they fought. There was this revolving issue […]

Our 7 Year Itch & The 7 Most Important Things I Have Learned In Our 7 Years Of Marriage

If 7 years ago on this day, someone would have told us bright eyed, bushy tailed love birds that we would be where we are and doing what we are doing right now… we would have giggled a little, but also been very excited. Not to be all gushy, but I really do feel like […]

Beware Of Destination Addiction

Destination addiction is defined by Dr. Holden as “a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.” As moms, wives, and humans I think this is extremely […]

The Fastest Way to Destroy Your Marriage

Harsh Tone Cutting Words Disrespect Why do we speak the worst to the ones we love the most? Confession time… This weekend was a bit of a doozy. The kind where we just weren’t seeing eye to eye. The kind where you have gotten so deep into an argument that you aren’t sure how it […]

I Will Only Be His Gal For A While Longer

I went to Payton’s hockey game on Saturday. It was a double header for the championship… He proudly won second place… out of three. Stats are besides the point. The issue I want to discuss can’t be measured on a score board. While I was spectating I had the most special gut check moment. I […]