Category: Life Updates


Behold, a New Blog Name!

Dear Friends, never fear! In spite of a new blog name, it is I, Maribeth, a humble Hobbit at your service and your family’s. And if you’re reading this on my actual website as opposed to your inbox, you’re also noticing another Really Big Change. Scratch that–you’re probably noticing LOTS of changes. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning that I receive a … Read More Behold, a New Blog Name!


Exciting News, Adventures, and (side)Steps!

First, the News! As my readers know, I’ve been preparing my book proposal for Operation Lionhearted (the title I finally decided upon!), and it’s about 80% complete. When I got to the section about marketing and promotion, however, I stalled. Me? Marketing myself and my book?! How is one supposed to even do that without coming off as a snake-oil salesman?! Clearly, I needed … Read More Exciting News, Adventures, and (side)Steps!


A Lesson in Perseverance and Delayed Gratification

I really, really, really wanted chips in my soup. I had been looking forward to that meal all day long: Chicken Fajita Soup–an “E” meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan–and the one excuse I’d have all week to eat tortilla chips without guilt! I was so ready, especially after a long, tiring day in town. And then my mom put a can of … Read More A Lesson in Perseverance and Delayed Gratification