Let’s Be Honest: Mealtime SUCKS When You Have Picky Eaters

It’s one of the many fallacies of motherhood…that mealtimes are supposed to be this fantastically peaceful time for the whole family to come together and talk about the day, all while relaxing and enjoying every moment of each others’ company. Let’s not get it twisted. When you have a table full of little kids, the… [Read More]

An Open Letter to Abby Lee Miller

Dear Abby Lee Miller, Your show, Dance Moms has been on for three years now. We’ve been watching your dancers grow up before our very eyes. It’s very clear to the rest of us how talented, kind and beautiful they are. Many of us wonder why you can’t see it for yourself. It seems you… [Read More]

10 Reasons Being In Your Mid-Thirties Is Fabulous

I was chatting with a friend the other night, and we decided that it feels pretty damn good being in our mid-thirties. I believe her exact words were, “Funny how it takes until your mid-thirties to stop giving a shit about what others think.” She’s right. There’s something about the mid-thirties that feels like settling… [Read More]

Is Comparison the Thief of Your Joy Too?

“Comparison Is the Thief of Joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt said that.  “Just Put Your Blinders On, Mama.” – I said that.  I’ll be completely honest. I have a tendency to look at those around me and compare myself. More often than not it leads to an insane amount of self-doubt. I have struggled with this… [Read More]

13 Years Ago

Thirteen years ago today we said ‘I do.’ I can’t help but laugh when I think of how young and clueless we were back then. Twenty three years old. Babies, really. WAY too young to be jumping into marriage. (Why didn’t anyone try to talk some sense into us?!?) It still blows my mind that… [Read More]

And the Next Kim Kardashian is………

And the next Kim Kardashian is……Olympic gold medal winning swimmer, Ryan Lochte! Did you see this clip of two morning news anchors interviewing Ryan Lochte about his upcoming reality TV show? This is the edited version of the interview (which by itself is pretty funny). But it’s the reaction of the anchors the second Lochte… [Read More]

Before I Was a Mom…

  Before I was a mom… I thought I knew who I was. I was wrong. Before I was a mom…My house was clean. Before I was a mom…I showered on my own schedule and I never had an audience while going to the bathroom. Before I was a mom…I was never going to let… [Read More]

Moms of the World…Let’s Keep It Real

Here’s what: I can’t stand it when moms put forth a fake perfect front for all the world to see. I also can’t stand it when I find myself buying into it. I did it just today. Another mom posting all about how her superior lifestyle was the way to go, and why her child… [Read More]

Can We Talk About “Girl Legos?”

About a year ago Lego introduced it’s Lego Friends line of products. Pink and purple bricks, flowers, fashionable mini figures, and sets that included themes like ‘City Park Cafe’ and the ‘Butterfly Beauty Shop.’ My first reaction when I saw them was, “You’ve GOT to be kidding me! There’s no reason girls need special Legos. PINK..seriously?”… [Read More]

Am I Really Qualified To Be a Mom?

It was a rough week in our house. One of our kids (who shall remain nameless) has been an absolute challenge lately. Pushing limits and testing us. Things finally came to a head at the dinner table a few nights ago. It became an epic showdown. (If you listened really hard you could almost hear… [Read More]