Gift Exchanges: Really Crappy Gifts

Two years ago my brother and I officially stopped giving each other gifts for Christmas. I can say without a bit of remorse that I’m glad we ended the exchange. Every year it became more difficult to decide on a gift and the added stress and cost just wasn’t worth it anymore ....more

If Women Shared Their Voices

Imagine our country if women shared their voices. Imagine the world if this was the case. Imagine how it would impact the lives of our children. We need you to start--women share your voices....more

Dumb Easy Dinner: Thanksgiving Style

So if nobody's coming to my house for Thanksgiving, and I'm not going anywhere for Thanksgiving, this is what happens to me: I forget it's coming. It's kind of an unforgivable trait in a food blogger, but it's true. Exactly two days ago, I was like, "Wait ....more

Coffee Break: How Much Time Do You Really Spend on Social Media At Work?

So what to you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Photo: I wrote earlier about 5 ways social media is ruining your career, and before you click away to get back to your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, please hear me out ....more

The Day My Blog Ruined My Life

Okay, maybe it didn't ruin my life, but my misuse of social media threw me into a terrible controversy at my kids' school. Today's post is about irony. Well, irony and how I messed up my life and the lives of a few others. And how I'm sorry. So very, very sorry. I sit here thinking, analyzing and obsessing about the events that transpired a week ago and set in motion an unbelievable shit storm. As some of you know, I'm a health and development educator for adolescent girls. In fact, I have a whole presentation on cyber-safety and how girls should always be very careful about what they post online. But right now, I'm sitting here, stewing in my own shame. I imagine I'm feeling much like the 15-year-old girl who insisted she knew what she was doing when she texted her boyfriend a boob-shot that went viral. She intended it to be only for his eyes. ...more

Week-End Pick: Cross-Body Bag

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Tory Burch Corss-body bad – $304.49 – Photo: nordstrom Sooo I’ve been on the hunt for a ladylike, stylish AND practical cross-body bag (notice how practical is my last desired attribute, not even two toddlers and zero time will make me become fashion-practical…anyways, don’t judge me!) ....more

Find Your Inner Minimalist: One Is Enough

Last week we were talking about buying enough of what you need....more

New Graco Gear Deals at Amazon: 35% to 40% Off Car Seats, Pack n Plays, More

Amazon just launched some pretty sweet Graco baby gear deals as part of its Black Friday Week event. Here are some of the car seat offerings. You’ll also find swings, Pack n Plays, strollers and more ....more

Can a Bright Red, Juicy Lips Cost you the Job?

It is needless to say that you need to be well-dressed from head to toe for your interview. Now that you are neatly dressed with a well-combed hair, how can you forget the most important aspect – your lipstick?...more

54% off KidKraft Ultimate Chef’s Kitchen [Free Shipping]

AlbeeBaby has a GREAT deal on the gender-neutral KidKraft Ultimate Chef’s Kitchen. It’s 54% off at $105.99. Free shipping ....more