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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

10 Things I Will Not Feel ‘Mom Guilt’ About

‘Mom Guilt’…it’s something I battle every day. My most frequently asked questions are: Am I doing enough for them? Am I doing too much for them? Am I doing what’s best for them…or what’s best for me? Am I permanently scarring my children by making the wrong decisions? Will they grow up to need therapy… [Read More]

Are You Calling Me Lazy?

The Mommy Wars…the entire concept makes me cringe. Mostly I hate it because of what an emotionally charged, and intensely personal subject motherhood can be. I recently saw an episode of Anderson where the guests were SAHMs and working moms discussing who was happier. I was appalled to hear the working moms say they thought SAHMs were… [Read More]

Practically Imperfect In Every Way

The first thing you should know about me is, I come from a long line of PERFECT women. My Great Grandma Fergie was smart, hilarious and almost regal in my eyes. She lived to be 96 and stayed fabulous til the very end. My Grandma JC is one of the hippest grannies I know to exist. She… [Read More]