The Moment a Complete Stranger Changed My Perspective

It was one of those every day moments. At least it seemed like it until a fellow mom, a complete stranger, stopped me in my tracks and talked some sense into me. We were at the American Girl store celebrating my little girl’s birthday. I was squatting down to take her picture so we could commemorate… [Read More]

10 Ways I’m Totally Screwing Up My Kids

Did you watch the show Parenthood? Sadly, its series finale was in January. But find it if you can, and binge-watch the hell out of it. In one episode, Julia was struggling with the ever-present mom guilt. She felt like she was screwing up her kids, which of course totally hit home. Not even gonna… [Read More]

You Gotta Read This: You Have to F**king Eat

    You Have to F**king Eat looks like a children’s book. But you probably don’t want to read this one to your kids. Nope, this one is for the parents. The parents who have grown tired of mealtime battles. The parents who refuse to engage in one more power struggle over vegetables. The parents… [Read More]

Hysterectomy Recovery Week 8: I’ve Got My Mojo Back!

Eight weeks ago my uterus and I broke up. That’s right. I had had enough of  her sass so I kicked her to the curb. Seriously though? It was a long road  leading up to my decision to have a hysterectomy. You can read about my  journey here. Now that I’m two months out from surgery,… [Read More]

You Gotta Read This: Fly a Little Higher by Laura Sobiech

Imagine your 14-year-old son coming to you with  pain in his hip after a run. Now imagine learning that his pain is stemming from a rare and deadly form of bone cancer. How would you react if you found out your child was going to die? Laura Sobiech lived that reality when her son Zach… [Read More]

What Am I Going To Do All Day? Let Me Tell You…

Yes, I am a Stay at Home Mom.    Yes, All of my kids are in school now. And Yes, I hate it when you ask me what I do with all of my “free time.” It’s been one month since my youngest started kindergarten. For one month I’ve been a stay at home Mom… [Read More]

Hysterectomy Recovery: Week 1

It’s been 6 days since my hysterectomy. Six long days. It’s been a roller coaster ride of emotions, but I suppose that’s par for the course. (You can read about my uterine journey here…as long as you’re not too squeamish.) Before my surgery I thought I had a pretty good handle on what to expect for recovery…. [Read More]

And Just Like That…My Nest Is Empty

Today my youngest followed her big brothers off to school for the first time. After all the school shopping, pep-talks, and a million “I’m so excited for you!”s…today was finally the day. That bus pulled up and I watched all three of them climb on and ride away from me. I guess you never really… [Read More]

My Uterus and I Are Breaking Up

If all goes as planned, I’m only going to have two more periods. Ever. In my life. That’s because my uterus and I are breaking up. Yep. It’s official. I just scheduled my hysterectomy for mid-september. Over the past few years my uterus has put me through hell. I’m talking heavy, irregular periods with cramps… [Read More]

It’s Mother’s Day…So Here’s To The Moms

Here’s to the Moms who feel like they have no clue what they’re doing – every. single. day. Here’s to the Moms who haven’t had a good night’s sleep in years. Here’s to the Moms who love their kids so fiercely they would literally do anything for them. Here’s to the Moms who are always too busy… [Read More]