Boo Humbug!

Reason #592 I feel mother’s guilt: I’m so bad at Halloween. Even as a kid I remember I was never really into it. When it came to costumes, I was highly unoriginal. I dressed up as a witch for like, 5 years in a row. Cliche much?  And also foreshadowing, according to my husband.  Every… [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]

When Mom & Cool Don’t Mix – A Tale of Humble Pie

Last week my son came home with a permission slip for his next class field trip. I was so excited to see the 4th grade is heading to Crystal Cave. I LOVE Crystal Cave! (Well, I love Crystal Cave with the exception of all those creepy bats.) Anyway, I was just about to check the… [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]

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]

Sweetest Viral Video of All Time!

Have you guys seen this?!? It’s a viral video of a guy coming out of anesthesia after surgery. He looks over at his wife and thinks it’s the first time he’s ever seen her…and he falls in love with her all over again! I mean, it is probably the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. And… [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]

My Favorite “Great Kate Wait” Tweets of the Week

Will this Royal Baby EVER make it’s royal debut?!? Yes, Kate Middleton is reportedly in labor as I write this. But something tells me it could be a long day of waiting before we know for sure if it will be a future king or future queen. If you’re like me, maybe you need something… [Read More]

Whoomp, There It Isn’t

Sometimes I get the feeling my kids just genuinely don’t understand me. Like, for instance… Yesterday we were driving down the road in the mini-van and the timeless masterpiece,  ‘Whoomp! There It Is’ came on the radio. I got so excited, cranked up the volume, busted out some sweet front seat sit-dancing moves, recited as… [Read More]