The Worst Thing You Can Say to a Working Mom

“I would never let someone else raise my children.” If you're a working mom, you've probably heard this sentence. Maybe you saw it in a Facebook post. Maybe you overheard someone saying it. Worst of all, maybe someone said it to your face....more
I confess that I left the workforce to raise my kids. Would I do that again if I knew the ...more

Why I Didn't Shop #LillyforTarget

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that this past weekend, Target released their much-hyped Lilly for Target collection, which sold out completely in hours, and in some stores in minutes. Women flocked to Target to snag it … but I wasn't one of them. I purposely didn't even try....more
chicmodern I walked into my local Target and found what I could use although I didn’t plan on ...more

Consignment Sale Shopping Tips

We are well into one of my favorite seasons of the year, and no, I'm not talking about the weather.  I'm talking about consignment sale season! If you're a mom and you've never been to a consignment sale, you're seriously missing out. They're typically held in the spring and fall of every year, and one of the benefits of living in the DC area is there are TONS of them. The majority of Abbie's clothes have come from consignment sales. I hit at least one every season, and usually more than one. They're also how my mom clothed my little sisters!...more

4.16.07 - 8 Years Later

This day hits me hard. Every single year.Eight years ago today, I was at work at Enterprise, just going about my day. I vividly remember walking back into my office from running an errand or helping a customer, and our lot attendant telling me there was a shooting in Blacksburg.I don’t remember his exact words. I remember thinking he must be mistaken. I remember walking over to the TV and being horrified by what I saw.Scared.Heartbroken.Disbelieving....more

Thoughts from Passover

I don't really talk about religion much around here. That makes me different from a lot of mommy bloggers I know. So many people proudly proclaim their faith from the moment you land on their homepage. That's great for them - they know exactly who they are and what they believe in.The other side of that coin? Well, it honestly makes me not want to talk about mine, and it shouldn't....more

10 Years of Weight Watchers

If you've been reading around here for any amount of time, it's no secret that I'm continually trying to be healthier. While it's been an ongoing journey for me, I know a lot of people jump into it with the new year starting, so it's a hot topic right now. And honestly? That's great. It's awesome to bring attention to living healthier. Even though many people fall off the bandwagon, I'm convinced that each year more people stick to it for the long haul. After all, there was a year I was one of those people - my first stint with Weight Watchers began in January 2005....more

Stitch Fix 7

Good morning! I'm back to work today (and struggling with it, to be honest), so I thought I'd dive in and share my latest Stitch Fix! This one arrived just before Christmas, and I LOVED this fix. Great pieces, and for once I was actually able to take pictures outside!...more

Hello, 2015

Well, 2015 is here. I would say that it snuck up on me, but it totally didn't. What has snuck up on me? The end of my holiday break. I go back to work Monday after being off since Christmas Eve, and my next holiday isn't until Memorial Day. That's over five months - plus my company is heading into busy season. Not that I'm counting or anything. It's been so nice to have this time off, and I'm seriously going to miss it. I didn't get nearly as much done as I thought I would but it's been nice to have this time to recharge and have some time to myself....more

Why I Love Thanksgiving

Typically around this time of year, people begin to talk about everything they're grateful for. Thanksgiving is, by definition, a time to give thanks - to reflect on all you have and love. It's a holiday I've always loved. When I was little it was the parade, and I still dream of one day being in Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day. As I got older, it was the food, and later the football. Most of all, it's a time I love to spend with my family, and one that's usually drama-free....more

What SAHMs Don't Understand

Before I start, please know that in writing this, I am NOT attacking any situation a mother is in. We are all in this together, but motherhood looks different on all of us....more
I think the best of both worlds would be working part time. If I could afford it, that's what I ...more