A Letter To My 16 Year Old Self

Dear 16 Year Old Me, First of all, STOP CALLING YOURSELF FAT! You won’t possibly believe this, but one day you’ll wish you were this ‘fat’ again. You are young and beautiful…enjoy the hell out of it! Sorry to tell you this, but your days of being able to eat whatever you want and still… [Read More]

I Must Confess…

There’s something I have to get off of my chest. I’ve been keeping it a secret for a while now. I’m not proud of it, but I can’t hide it any longer. Okay. Here goes… About a month ago I was at Target…alone, if you other moms can even imagine it. I walked by an… [Read More]

Worst Mom Ever

This all began a week or so ago when the flu started going around the house. First my daughter, then me. Then yesterday my middle son woke up saying he didn’t feel good. My gut instinct was, “Hmmm…this seems like a bit of good old fashioned drama to me.” But since it had been going… [Read More]

Politics & Marriage: A House Divided (At Least We Can Laugh About It)

This is my lawn. One of these signs (the smart one in the foreground) belongs to me…the other belongs to my loving husband. Aren’t we obnoxious? We’ve actually had neighbors stop as they are driving by and make fun of us. We totally deserve it. When it comes to politics we are a house divided…. [Read More]

Observations From Our Latest Walt Disney World Vacation

I’m a Disney girl. I’ve been to Walt Disney World at least a dozen times. I totally get it. The history, the hospitality, the “have a magical day,” the illusion show, the gift shop-y-ness of it all. I LOVE it! And I want my kids to love it too…which is why we make the trip every… [Read More]

The Song That Saved My Sanity

Picture it: We’re driving to the cabin in the trusted family mini-van. It’s a few hours in and the kids are getting antsy and restless…and frankly, on my last nerve. We’ve played every car game I can think of. I’ve doled out every threat and bribe imaginable. And I’ve uttered the words, “Hands and feet… [Read More]

The Many Mysteries of Motherhood

There are a few things about my family that leave me shaking my head in astonishment and wonder on a daily basis. Allow me to share: *  How is it possible that “there’s nothing to do” at this house. We have three kids’ bedrooms AND a    playroom filled to the brim with toys and activities…. [Read More]

5 Solid Reasons Why the Kardashians Drive Me Krazy! (Especially Kim)

I’m not ashamed to admit that I love reality TV. The trashier the better. But after watching the first season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians I decided I could no longer give them my viewership. I didn’t want those idiots making a penny off of me. Then came the Oprah interview that recently aired…. [Read More]

Um, I Thought Parenting Was Supposed To Get Easier At Some Point.

There’s this shift happening in my family dynamic…no matter how hard I try to deny it. Sadly, I am no longer the parent of babies. I have BIG kids! Which means I’m wading into unfamiliar parenting waters just trying to keep from going under. Having all three of my kids home full-time for the summer… [Read More]

When Bad Family Photos Happen To Good People

That perfect family photo…I’ve been chasing it for years. But I’m starting to realize that it probably doesn’t exist. Sometimes the most perfect family photos are the obnoxious outtakes. Those are the photos that tell the true story of this family. They make me laugh, cringe, roll my eyes, and remember. Yup, that was how it… [Read More]