What Spells Success

I'm not entirely sure but I have a strong suspicion that I was way more tense than my son. It was the morning of the 2016 Third Grade Spelling Bee at his school and we have both been reviewing for the past week....more


Friendship, Respect & Privilege

After a long week of being trapped inside with chores that had to be completed, and with essays to be written - C & L are finally free!  They survived their long week, and did a wonderful job completing all their tasks without being asked - we truly are the lucky ones because they are such great kiddos- so we finished up this past Sunday by treating the girls to their favorite bagel shop in town. ...more

Why You Should Throw a Grown Up Slumber Party

It’s been a pleasure joining the Olive Shoe this year. Each month, I consider my contributing post, reflecting on my recent days or lessons I am learning. The topic of intentionality has found it’s way in each of my posts here, as I truly believe it is one of the most valuable ways we can enhance and grow our lives (or perhaps it is because I'm a slow learner so the same lessons keep finding their way to me)....more
This sounds like an awesome idea! Who's up for a BlogHer #16 slumber party?more

Friends, Fun and Favorite Things: What Every Mom Needs

What's better than great food and quality time with friends? A Favorite Things Party, of course!What's a Favorite Things Party? Only the most awesome, fun and fabulous time ever. My friends and I have been doing this every year for the past 4 years, and it's the one party that everyone tries their best NOT to miss....more

Why Do Coffee Klatsches and Married Couples Clash?

It’s not always for coffee though that’s what we seem to call it: a coffee date. Sometimes we meet for lunch, occasionally for group exercise, rarely for happy hour, but always with the intention of catching up, venting and renewing our friendship. But what’s interesting to me, is that these coffee friends of mine, some of whom don’t even drink coffee, rarely cross over into my couple’s life. It’s like there are daytime friends and nighttime friends and sometimes, like in a Venn Diagram, the two converge, but often they don’t and I’m left to wonder why....more

6 Ways to Nurture Long Distance Friendships

I’m going to make a confession. I do not do well with change. Through every phase of my life, I have struggled with the major changes that came with it. I had it when I went away to college. I had a great time the first few months, then started to have some major adjustment issues. So much so that I lived at home for my second semester and commuted nearly an hour....more
Love this! It can be tough at times to stay in touch with those away from us. Try to do it more ...more

I Audit Friendships

I’ve conducted varying degrees of spring cleaning on friendships over the years. As I’ve gotten older, the less time I have for shitty friends. Women friendships seem to undergo transformations with the catalyst of motherhood. Instead of supporting one another, we turn into judgmental know-it-alls who are desperately insecure. ...more