Marvel fans, get excited! Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming back to Bridgestone Arena December 6-9, and I’m giving away 4 tickets good for any one show to a lucky Suburban Turmoil reader! If your kids love Marvel characters as much as mine do, this show is a must-see. We’ve gone to this show before and […]

Fun

November 12, 2018

Enter to Win 4 Tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE in Nashville December 6-9!

It happened again at my last hair appointment. The stylist I’d chosen had a great reputation among my friends and rave reviews online. Her Instagram feed was filled with photos of women with long, lush hair coaxed into glorious waves and loose curls or artfully woven into thick braided updos. I could only imagine the […]

Fun, Style

November 9, 2018

Beware the Mom ‘Do

I didn’t always love salmon like I do now, but then I learned that I was overcooking it (and so are most restaurant chefs). Try asking for your salmon to be cooked medium rare and you will notice a HUGE difference in taste. Reducing the cook time transforms salmon from a fairly ordinary fish to […]

Food, Main Courses

November 7, 2018

Roasted Salmon with Creamy Dijon

I think I will always remember 2018 for the arguing. People found a LOT to argue about this year, didn’t they? We argued about big topics like racism, immigration, gun control, politics, and sexual harassment. And we argued about little things, like whether Justin is still in love with Selena, Target’s Fall 2018 fashion choices, […]

Fun, Humor

November 5, 2018

Let’s Argue About Celebrating Christmas Before Thanksgiving! On Second Thought, Let’s Not.

There’s a lot to love — or at least, like — in this latest installment of what I’ve read lately, starting with one of my favorite books of the year. Check out my list and tell me in the comments what you’ve been reading lately!   Educated, Tara Westover (5/5 stars) Wow. I have so […]

Books, Fun

November 3, 2018

Mormons, Murderers, Husband Hunters, and Tale Tellers: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

Halloween is a strange holiday when you think about it. Young, innocent children are encouraged to douse themselves in fake blood, dress like monsters or tarts-in-training and take candy from strangers, while grown women run around in costumes only a prostitute could love. It’s definitely not the natural order of things. Typically, the cane wavers […]

Fun, Humor

October 30, 2018

Here’s Proof Halloween a Century Ago was Just as Freaky

My mother-in-law’s cooking is legendary in our family, and her pumpkin bread recipe is one of her greatest accomplishments. We love pretty much anything that has pumpkin in it, so I’ve tried several pumpkin bread recipes over the years. None have even come close to this one. Even better, I typically have on hand everything […]

Breads, Food, Kid Favorites

October 29, 2018

World’s Most Amazing Pumpkin Bread

Target isn’t my favorite place to shop for clothes, but it’s hard to resist checking out the women’s clothing section when I’m there. Sometimes, I’ll find something cute and on trend at a good price — but this season, things seem to have taken a turn. I knew something very strange was happening at Target […]

Fun, Humor, Style

October 25, 2018

Things Have Gotten Super Weird in the Target Women’s Department

On an overcast morning in Gulf Shores, Alabama, we loaded the kids up in the car and set off without telling them where we were going. “Won’t you give us a hint?” my son pleaded. “Does it involve video games?” “Nope,” I said firmly. “Definitely not.” “Does it involve dessert?” my daughter asked hopefully. “Uh, […]

Travel, United States

October 18, 2018

You Won’t Believe What a Reclusive Billionaire Built Near Gulf Shores, Alabama

This post was written in partnership with prAna. All opinions are my own. I’ve discovered a new clothing brand that I LOVE and I seriously can’t wait to tell you about it. I was excited to have the opportunity to try out the prAna clothing line, because I could tell just by looking at the […]

Style

October 16, 2018

My New Clothing Obsession: prAna