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]

Clash of the Couples is Here!!!

I have HUGE NEWS, you guys! Remember that time when I was a contributing author in The Mother of All Meltdowns last year? Well the follow-up book is out today and I’m so proud to be featured in it! Last time we tackled the challenges of keeping our cool with our kids. This time around… [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]

You Gotta Read This: Shotgun Lovesongs

My dad walked into the room and dropped an open copy of The New Yorker Magazine onto my countertop. “You gotta read this.” he said. The article was a review of Shotgun Lovesongs, the debut novel by Nickolas Butler, an author out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (which is the small town I lived for 9… [Read More]

Raise Your Glass…It’s Time For a Wine Review

I am not a wine snob. But I appreciate the hell out of a good glass bottle of wine. (Seriously, find me a stressed out mom who doesn’t.) So you can imagine my excitement when I was given the opportunity to enjoy and review a new wine on the market, Anew Riesling – A refreshing wine for those seeking… [Read More]

It’s a Mother’s Day Extravaganza!

I’m so excited to share some big news…The authors of The Mother of All Meltdowns (myself included!) have a brand new community for perfectly imperfect moms! While promoting The Mother of All Metldowns we discovered a very common theme. Mother’s don’t openly talk about the “not so great” moments of parenthood; the times when they meltdown and absolutely… [Read More]

Did You Win???

The big Mother of All Meltdowns book giveaway contest has come to an end! And the lucky winners are……… Ginny Fleming and  Carolsue Anderson Congratulations! Be sure to check your e-mail for a message from me today. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. A huge thank you also, to everyone who has been so… [Read More]

The Mother of All Meltdowns Book Giveaway!

It’s official…The Mother of All Meltdowns is now available on!!! And I couldn’t be more excited to be a contributing author, along with 29 other magnificent moms who have had their moments, and were not afraid to write honestly about it. So pour yourself a glass of wine, curl up in your favorite comfy chair, and… [Read More]

Take That, Disney Princess Haters!

There’s this movement out there among pop culture that hates the entire Disney Princess cause. They hate the message it sends to little girls: that they have to be beautiful and soft spoken. They should never get dirty or mess up their hair. And they have to wait for their prince to come and carry… [Read More]

Broadway Tour Review: Green Day’s American Idiot

Hennepin Theater Trust sent me to see opening night of Green Day’s American Idiot as an ‘exclusive blogger’ last night…such a HUGE thrill for this theater lover! Let me start by saying that I brought my best friend Jocie to the show. And the fact that we both had husbands who offered to stay home… [Read More]