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10 Tips for Surviving the Back to School Transition

    1. Buy 75 water bottles and 1,230 pairs of mittens. You will still end up with 10 non matched mittens and zero water bottles by March. 2. Stop complaining about school supplies School budgets have no room to buy the amount of crayons that can be needed for fun learning. We all have […]

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32 Things I Know to be True on my 32nd Birthday.

I love TED talks. That is not a secret. Brene. Glennon. Shonda Rhimes. Anne Lamott. Tony Robbins. Mel Robbins. Simon Sinek. and on and on… In the evening, my husband retires to the couch at night to watch movies where everyone dies or war documentaries that break my heart. Hard pass. Can’t always afford to […]

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TOP 10 ITEMS FOR FIRST TIME PARENTS

I dream of inventing something baby related. First time parents are the best marketing audience ever. You can convince a nervous pregnant woman to buy anything to try and prepare and control a situation that is so far beyond your control.   Don’t get me started on Sophie Le Giraffe. $24.99 for a teething toy. […]

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Job Application for Motherhood

I was just filling out an application online. Halfway done and I get distracted by preschool thunder dome going on in my living room. Come back. It disconnected from the internet. Then my MAC is saying update something or other. Things are freezing. So I hit the update and let this beast restart. Went and […]

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15 Tips to have a Fan-f-ing-tastic Holiday Season

 15. Be prepared for anything. 14. Wear matching shirts.   13. Don’t sweat the small stuff.   12. Don’t think any Christmas decoration is safe. No matter what you set up. 11.Find ways to be active with your kids. 10. Go to yoga. Even if it’s snowing. Check your excuses at the door. 9. Wear […]

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Mom Paradox

I try and not give advice to new parents unless they specifically ask for it. It’s their journey. I don’t want to project my crap on them. Their spouse, home, amount of children, career, weather ect. will all be different than what I experienced. The truth is everyone has to figure it out on their […]

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ONE FOURTH OF JULY BEER FOR MOM

An impossible tale of one brave Mom’s quest to have a beer cold from start to finish while at the beach.  The word vacation changes meanings when you become a parent. Getting ready for the beach is like playing the amazing race. Sun blocking my children is like trying to baptize a cat. Taking your […]

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Parental Burnout: You Can Do This One More Day

  “Of COURSE I love my kids…I take them EVERYwhere! …unfortunately, they always seem to find their way home.” – Jaime Buckley Just one more day. That’s what we tell ourselves. You can do this for…one…more…day. …and then you tell yourself the same thing tomorrow. And on and on and on…. That’s what happens over […]

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