How To Survive a Family Vacation

We just got home from a 9 day family vacation to Palm Springs. We all survived and made some fantastic memories along the way. It was stressful and relaxing all at the same time. (Is that even possible?) It was exhausting and invigorating all at the same time. (Can that even be?) And there were… [Read More]

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]

7 Frozen Covers You’re Sure To Be Obsessed With

Oh, admit it. You’re just as obsessed with the Frozen soundtrack as the rest of the world. It’s been playing non-stop at our house for the last few months, and I wish I could blame it all on my kids. So what exactly is it about the song, Let it Go? Why does every little… [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]

I Danced In the Super Bowl Halftime Show…and Rolling Stone Hated It

A little known fact about me: I danced in the Super Bowl XXVI halftime show! For those of you who aren’t so good with roman numerals, that was way back in 1992. Every year at this time I get all nostalgic about it. I was in 9th grade, and it was REALLY fun!  I got… [Read More]

He Brought Me Along On a Work Trip…Now I’m Eating Crow

Eating Crow: an American colloquialism meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness  or having been proved wrong after taking a strong position Remember this post I wrote almost two years ago about about how much I resented my husband’s work travel? Well, I felt compelled to write an update. Why? Because I finally got invited on one of my husband’s… [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]

Christmas 2013 Playlist

There’s no doubt in my mind that the best part of the holiday season is the music! You’ll hear it playing in my kitchen from morning until night. I wanted to put together a playlist to share with my readers. But I wanted it to be a step beyond the traditional songs you’ve heard a… [Read More]

It Must Be Her Father’s DNA

I am admittedly a curmudgeon sometimes…especially when it comes to certain holidays. But NOT when it comes to Christmas. I love practically everything about it. Especially the music. I’m not ashamed to admit that I start playing Christmas music the day after Halloween and  I hang on through most of the month of January. I have an… [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]