10 Decisions You Don't Have to Justify to Anyone as a Parent

Allow me to get straight to the point on this one. Parenting circles are rough. We can be the biggest bunch of know-it-all, opinionated assholes that ever walked the face of the Earth. And the outsiders {people who aren’t parents} looking in?...more

5 Things Working Moms Want You to Understand

Before I dive into the heart of this post, allow me to make two things crystal clear of which I believe: All moms are working moms.I’ve been on both sides of the fence as a SAHM and a working mom ...more

6 Ways to Check Yourself When Parenting Makes You Feel Mean

Lately, I’ve been stuck in a severe funk where being a mom is concerned. Have you ever felt this way? For the first time since Chickie was a newborn, I’ve been struggling with bouts of anger, resentment, loathing, and borderline severe depression. Before I go any further, I want to make a few points crystal clear…...more

4 Ways We've Raised Our Daughter to Not Only Be Good but to Do Good

If there's one thing I've learned over the last three years of being a parent it's that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I’m just being honest. I read all the books, took all the classes, listened to all the unwanted wanted advice, and watched all the parenting videos but let's be real - there is nothing that can prepare you for having your first child. It's a crazy roller coaster ride of emotions....more

My Daughter's 10 Commandments for Parents

1.    Don’t be afraid to leave me for mommy/daddy time. Yes, I may cry but it’s only because I love you and that’s a good thing, right? We’ll see each other soon. 2.    I may be small but my feelings matter. I am still a human after all, albeit a small one. Please consider my feelings when you speak to me. Your words have the ability to hurt, help, or inspire me. Choose wisely. 3.    Did you know there are only 940 Saturdays from the day I was born till the day I leave for college?...more

3 Tips for Organizing the Everyday Crazy

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how, as a working mom, I keep our life organized. How do we get out of the door in the morning in one piece, sane and on time? How do you juggle work time and family time? How do you keep it all balanced?  Well friends, allow me to be honest. I don’t really have a concrete answer to those questions because on any given day, life happens. The day care calls un-expectantly to ask you to pick up a sick kiddo. You get a flat tire. Starbucks is out of pumpkin spiced lattes (the freaking horror!)....more

I Admit It: 5 Ways I've Become "That Mom"

One day last week as Chickie played with her toys and basically managed to turn our living room into a war zone (But seriously, how do they know to bring out every. single. toy. they own??), I watched with great curiosity and anxiety as I thought to myself, “Hmmm. Wonder how I’m going to get her to clean up this mess…”  Here lately, obediently listening to mommy and daddy and doing as instructed hasn’t been high on Chickie’s to do list. It’s no surprise, really. A lot of it has to do with her age....more

What Moms Really Want for Christmas

Sure, we love the little trinkets and thoughtful gifts that are given to us every year for Christmas but if I had my choice between receiving another infinity scarf or choosing from one of the “gifts” below {Maybe you too if you’re being honest?}, I have to confess that I just may very well want one or all of these… 1 | A Full, Long-Term, Uninterrupted Night’s Sleep. I haven’t had extended, uninterrupted sleep since Chickie was around 9 months old. She is now three and a half. Sure, we get a night here or there but nothing consistent....more

Who Says You Have to Wait for December to Celebrate the Holiday Season? Do it NOW!

I’ve noticed an interesting trend happening lately in the social media world that I’ve come to dub as Holiday Shaming. ...more

Our Kids & The Lost Arts

I am a proponent of technology.  In many ways, the continuing advancement of technology makes our lives easier, compact, and self-sufficient.  At the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger on a smart phone, we can basically run and execute our lives from anywhere at anytime.  Modern technology has advanced the health care industry, the automotive industry and even the food industry to the point of making our lives, for the most part, better.  <...more