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]

I Cheated On My Stylist…And Liked It. Now What?

Dear Readers, I need your advice. If you are a woman (or a fabulous gay man), chances you will understand where I’m coming from here. I’ve had the same stylist for 2 years now. He’s fantastic. He reminds me of a hipster version of Adam Lambert…and he’d hate that I just said that. We talk… [Read More]

Summer 2013 Running Playlist

It’s officially time for a new summer running playlist! (I’m admittedly fickle when it comes to my music…so I’m always looking for some updated motivation.) Here are my latest favorites that have been keeping me company while hitting the pavement: Brave by Sara Bareilles: It’s a great starter song for a run. A little slow,… [Read More]

The 1st Grade Project That Bruised Mom’s Ego

School’s almost out and the kids are bringing home all of their projects from the year. It’s one of  my favorite things! I love reading all the cute things they’ve written about me worked on all year…adorable spelling mistakes and all. Today Jack brought home a collection of ‘books’ he’s written. It was titled, “Thoughts From… [Read More]

Thoughts On Becoming a Dance Mom

I was a dancer. From the time I was 6 years old…I just danced. My dance studio became my second home. I spent more hours of my week with dance friends than I did with school friends. My first kiss was at one of my dance recitals. (Incidentally, our relationship didn’t go anywhere. Turns out,… [Read More]

Up Up Up

Zach Sobiech was from my hometown. He was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma when he was just 14 years old. A little less than a year ago he was told he had months to live. Rather than being angry or feeling sorry for himself, Zach turned to music. He wrote a goodbye… [Read More]

She Is My Mom

She is fabulous. She is absolutely hilarious. She strikes up conversations with strangers. When I was younger I was embarrassed by this. But the older I get the more I appreciate it. Now I realize it’s a life skill. I wish I was as good at is as she is. She and I can talk about… [Read More]

How To Consign Your Kids Stuff Like a Pro

I’ve been a seller at kid’s consignment sales for about 5 years now. Not to be braggadocious or anything…but over the years I’ve learned how to do it like a boss. There’s a spring sale this weekend and I’ll be putting in over $750 worth. These sales are becoming all the rage lately. And chances… [Read More]

And the Next Kim Kardashian is………

And the next Kim Kardashian is……Olympic gold medal winning swimmer, Ryan Lochte! Did you see this clip of two morning news anchors interviewing Ryan Lochte about his upcoming reality TV show? This is the edited version of the interview (which by itself is pretty funny). But it’s the reaction of the anchors the second Lochte… [Read More]

Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombing

A local radio host, Keri Noble, wrote yesterday about the Boston Marathon bombings: “There are no words, but it feels strange to say nothing.” Profound words on a profoundly sad day. Another one of those days when you turn on your computer and your heart sinks at what you’re seeing. Another incident that sparks anxiety… [Read More]