30 Thoughts While on Whole30

WOOHOO!! Our family just completed our first Whole30 and I cannot be more excited for the progress we have made. Besides some great weight loss, we have had less digestive issues, better sleep, lower anxiety, better skin, the list goes on! I cannot recommend Whole30 enough for jump starting a healthier way of life or trying to identify any food intolerance you might have....more

My Life With a Toddler Terrorist

Okay, okay…before you continue that eye roll and declare me the worst parent ever, suggest a Xanax prescription, reassure me that this is “just a phase,” tell me you’ve “got an oil for that,” and have me focus on that blazing bright light at the end of the tunnel, let me just explain to you where I am coming from. Because I am fairly confident that my darling daughter is trying to kill me via heart attack....more

Things I Say To My Son

As many of you know, motherhood throws a lot at us. The good, the bad, and the ugly. If you have kids, especially toddler boys, you know some of the downright ridiculous things that they do! From making “magic concoctions” consisting of mayonnaise, ginger ale and some other random substances around the house and insisting you drink it, to the not-so-funny toilet humor that is developed at such an incredibly young age. I will be the first to admit it, boys are gross....more

What happened to the person I used to be?

Here’s what I remember about going back to work properly after having my first daughter....more

When Mom Blows A Gasket Nobody Wins

"Hand over ANYTHING THAT HAS A SCREEN!" I hollered this at my kids the other night while blowing a gasket. They are used to me getting mad, but not this mad. They were petrified. I’m pretty sure the neighbors three houses down were also petrified. ...more
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The Great Family Bed Debate -- Settled

When our first daughter was born, we thought it sounded terribly romantic to let her sleep in bed with us. Because, how in the world were we expected to let this poor, innocent baby sleep cold and alone in a room by herself Fast-forward three months later, when we kicked our baby out of our bed and into her own crib because, how in the world can a baby who's hardly the size of a football and can't even hold her own head up manage to take up 95 percent of our king-sized bed?? ...more
This is funny but true.more

Why I Might Change My Name to 'Mom! You're So Weird'

"Mom, you're so weird" is a phrase I hear daily out of my 17-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, I do not agree with her at all. I think I'm a pretty cool mom. I think I dress okay, meaning I would never be caught dead going to Wal-Mart in pajama bottoms. I love to shop, wear makeup, have an open mind concerning pre-martial sex, birth control, and same-sex marriage. I love to travel and experience the world and I love to read. The latter being the No.1 pastime of said daughter. ...more

Seeing the Joy in Parenting is Hard Work

I was always that girl that dreamed of having a gaggle of kids with a white picket fence and happy husband. I fantasized about how perfect my kids would be, the cute clothes I would dress them in and what they could be when they grew up; not the sleepless nights, daily frustrations or unending list of things to worry about. I couldn't wait to be pregnant because if anyone could get this whole parenting thing right, it would be me....more

Growing Up I Never Had Play Dates, and I Turned Out Fine

The only play dates I’ve ever been on are the ones with my own children. In 2016 America (and the Internet), parental and educator rhetoric profess the vast academic and developmental benefits of play dates for our children. They all agree good social skills are essential to helping your child lead a happier, healthier life. But these skills need lots of practice and coaching. ...more
Love your post, thank you!  I totally relate.  I didn't have "playdates" either, but for ...more

Confessions of a Mid-Level Manager

I enjoy my job in corporate America, but my day to day life at work is somewhat different than I would have imagined in college. As a mid-level manager, my role consists of two main tasks: 1) leading meetings with people about topics I don’t understand and 2) creating PowerPoint presentations....more