Category: The Pointers

3 Lessons Taught by Teenagers + Thursday 3 Link Up

As I get older, it seems that I learn lessons in places and situations I least expect. In case you’re new here, when I’m not at my 9 to 5 or working on the blog I’m babysitting. The family I currently babysit for has two children, H and E, and I’ve been with them for the past 2.5 years. H and E are 13 and 11 respectively, so I’ve gotten to watch them grow from basically kids to teenagers. While it is my job to keep them safe, get them from point A to point B, and be a positive role model while in my care, I realized last night that they have had quite the impact on my life these past couple of years. (more…)

3 Halloween Ideas for Adults Without Kids + Thursday 3 Link Up

When most people think of Halloween, they think of children dressed in super cute costumes. I remember when I was little what you were going to be and who you were dressing up with was a REALLY big deal. Even through college, my friends and I made dressing up a top priority. Now that college is over and I’m trying real hard to be a real life adult, I’m struggling to figure out how adults do Halloween. I mean, I clearly won’t be knocking on doors asking for candy and I won’t be headed to any frat parties, so how am I supposed to celebrate Halloween?! (more…)

3 Ways to Increase Your Daily Water Intake + Thursday 3 Link Up

Part of my journey to live a healthier life includes drinking more water. It wasn’t until The Boy and I were discussing how much water we drink daily, that I realized I honestly don’t drink very much. It isn’t because I drink sugar-filled beverages in place of water, I simply don’t drink anything at all. I’ve been told people often mistake their thirst for hunger and that this can lead to overeating and subsequently weight gain. Since learning that, I’ve been trying to drink more water, but it isn’t always easy. Simply having a water bottle on my desk doesn’t inspire me to drink it so I decided to seek out some ways to increase my daily water intake. (more…)

3 Alternatives to Your Boring Gym Routine + Thursday 3 Link Up

For about the past year, The Boy and I have been trying to take better care of our bodies by exercising and being conscious of what we’re eating. We’ve fallen off the wagon many times, but I figure working out once a week is better than not going at all. When we’re in the gym together, I pretty much do whatever my trainer (i.e. The Boy) tells me to do. The real issue comes when I’m in the gym by myself. I honestly don’t really know what to do and get a little self conscious OR I hop on a cardio machine for 45 mins and I’m out the door. On a good week, when I make it to the gym multiple times, I lose interest in my routine and it’s harder to return the next day. Now I know weight lifting and cardio machines have their place in reaching my body goals, BUT I believe the incorporation of 3 alternatives to my usual routine will prevent me from getting bored and my body getting used to the same workout. (more…)

The Royal Travel Guide to Kansas City, MO

Approximately two weeks ago we took a trip to a place that has become our home away from home, Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City is only a 3.5ish hour drive from St. Louis and with two high school besties and a college buddy up there it makes for one of my favorite weekend getaways. The frequency of our trips probably has me a little bias, but I firmly believe Kansas City is a fun, affordable destination that young couples and families alike can enjoy. Kansas City reminds me a lot of St. Louis, in that sports are huge, there are lots of places to shop, and it isn’t as face pace as cities like Chicago or Atlanta. (more…)