Stitch Fix: Fashion That Is Fun And Easy

Bellonheels.comI am a stay at home mother of four. I don’t have a need for a fancy wardrobe.Except I sure would like to have a fancy wardrobe.But I don’t need one.There are way more important things to spend money on when you are raising a family.So my wardrobe pretty much consists of jeans and t-shirts. American staples. You cannot go wrong. You cannot screw that up....more

I Don't Remember How To Relax

Bellonheels.comFeb12There are snow flurries whipping around, outside my window and a blazing fire in the fireplace....more

Surviving Valentine's Day As A Parent

Bellonheels.comHolidays are not like they used to be. Let’s take Valentines Day for instance. The holiday of love.When I was a kid my mother bought 20 fun cards, wrote my name on each one and stuck them in envelopes....more

Surviving School Mornings With Elementary Age Children Is No Joke

Bellonheels.comFeb05Surviving School MorningsMy life is not the most exciting....more

Fitbit Is In Charge Of My Life

Bellonheels.comThis is my “I’m trying to please my Fitbit” look. #messybunI am fairly easily satisfied. I don’t really want for much in life, other than what I already have.Until that very moment….when I do want something.Until there is that one shiny thing that catches my eye. That I cannot live without. Not a single minute more.Then I want it. I want it. I want it! (stomps foot)...more

Why Do I Fail This Mother Thing Every Single Day?

I gave birth to my first child when I was 31. After pushing for two excruciating hours and two more excruciating minutes, she was finally born. I feel sure that I was on the verge of death after the whole ordeal. But then they placed the most beautiful, bright-eyed baby girl into my arms. And she had a pink bow stuck to her head. And she smelled like babies do. ...more
Me too.  That's all I can say. Thanks for writing this!more

Bell On Heels 2015: This Could Be Our Year

Bellonheels.comHow in the world is it 2015?While my brain is oddly satisfied with the actual number, there is just something calming about a year that ends in a five, and it was definitely a lot of fun to type just now, but honestly, how in the world is it 2015?Last year was a big year for me. In March we bought a new house and began the painstaking task of relocating a family of six. I never, ever want to do that again.Ever.The way it felt,  you would think we moved to another continent. Or a new state. Or at the very least a new town....more

The Horrors Of School Drop Off Line

Bellonheels.comI pulled up to the school and four quiet, smiling children formed a line. Then they took turns carefully climbing down from the vehicle.Okay, it wasn’t exactly like that.Or anything like that really....more

I Am Having A Mid Life Crisis

Bellonheels.com When I write a blog post, the title comes last. Not until the end, am I able to decide what the name should be....more

Loving Your Daughter Through the Preteen Years

And then she said: Mom, I need a bra. A bra? For what? It was not yet time to worry about such womanly things. I pointed out that I didn’t get my first training bra until fourth grade. Suddenly it occurred to me what grade she was in now. I looked into her eyes. And then I told her to scoot over. I clearly needed to sit down. I had noticed that my daughter was changing. Her emotions, reactions and interests, all transforming into something entirely new. Gone was my sweet, good-natured baby. I wasn’t ready though. I had always told myself that I would be ready. ...more
Lovely post, Momma. Hang in there. It's a season, and as you said, she will get through it and ...more