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]

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]

Make Your Own Damn Dinner’s Guide To Outsmarting Your Kids

I’ve done it! I’ve finally figured out the secret of parenthood! And lucky for you, I’m ready to share it with all of you…my fabulous readers. You can thank me later. So today started off rough. My husband went back to work and I’m home alone with three kids all day. This house is a… [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]

The Mother of All Meltdowns…Coming Soon!

You guys, I have some exciting news! I was asked to be a contributing author in a new book called The Mother of All Meltdowns. It’s a collection of 30 tell-all stories of motherly mayhem. You know, meltdowns of epic proportions. (Ever been there yourself?) It’s just honest, hilarious, gut-wrenching, mom-tantrum realness. I’ve read an advanced… [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]

Analysis of a Public Tantrum…

Picture it: I’m at my sons’ school this morning selling raffle tickets and wrist bands for the upcoming school carnival. My 4 year old daughter is with me. It’s her first time tagging along with me on a volunteering day….why? because I assume she can handle it, and might even enjoy being at school with… [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]

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]