How Can We Do Better By Our Autistic Girls?

Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more

Fitess Expert Jenna Wolfe's Smart Tips to Get Lean in 2016

Small steps can add up to big changes and an overall healthier life. That's what fitness expert Jenna Wolfe will tell anyone who will listen. And with her new book, Thinner In 30, the busy mom of two is putting some walk behind her talk.  ...more

We're All Fighting a Battle, So Let's Be Nicer to Each Other

“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” I’ve often heard this quote by Plato (or some variation of it) for years. Here’s the thing, though; I’ve never really put much thought into its meaning or relevance. I mean, I understood ...more

10 Tips For My Daughters on How to Dress Themselves

At preschool drop-off another mom pointed out,"Your daughter's socks don't match." I turned my palms upward in a je ne sais pas and wrinkled my nose, "Rough morning. Can’t win ’em all.”  ...more

The Dummy Proof Plan for Choosing a New Vehicle

After completing a 3-hour road trip where an antifreeze leak kept us smoking for a good deal of the time (the car was smoking, my daughter and I were not), and also left us driving in 27 degree weather with no heating capabilities, I was ...more

The Myth of the Entitled Millennial

For some years now, we millennials have been the subject of countless negative think pieces, articles, and TV spots. You would think that because we're the best educated group in US history, you'd see older generations patting themselves on the back for what a good job they've done. Instead, we are told that we're lazy, entitled, self-obsessed, and a list of other adjectives that suggest that we're the absolute worst....more
Wow, Sanity Thief, this is intense. As a Humbled Seeker Gen Xer, I appreciate hearing your ...more

Should Childcare Providers Be the Experts in Everything?

With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in education or a teaching license. We also did not go to school to be qualified to perform developmental and behavioral mental health assessments. ...more
I am thankful my kids are too old for daycare now. The problem with expecting them to offer so ...more

The "I Ignore Homeless People" Club

This morning as I sat in my car, my seat warmer keeping my ass nice and toasty, Elvis Duran is entertaining me because they’re talking about what movie represents your love life … and I think to myself, "Is there a movie with clowns in it that isn't scary?" And it doesn’t dawn on me until they’ve been off air for two hours, that it’s "Patch Adams!" ...more
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Happy Tuesday everybody!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I figured we were due for a little check in on how things are going. So, prepare for some random thoughts and happenings ....more

On Breastfeeding

I wanted to share some thoughts with you about how nursing has gone/been going for me, but please understand that these are my personal opinions about my own journey and are in no way intended to reflect or represent anyone else’s breastfeeding experience._____ I always intended to breastfeed R if possible. I know that there are a lot of moms who want to nurse but can’t for various reasons: not enough milk, schedule difficulties, baby won’t latch, and a host of other unforeseen problems. I realize that I have done absolutely nothing to make it possible for me to nurse R for almost six months, and I don’t take that for granted....more

How to Choose Art for Your Home + Minted Discount Code!

I have been a huge fan of Minted since seeing my friends and family's Christmas cards, and not until recently did I know that they sold the most beautiful home decor as well! Like, seriously, really beautiful. You should have seen my eyes as I browsed their art and pillows ....more

Free Printable 2016 Oscar Ballot

Award season is here, and this free printable 2016 Oscar Ballot is the perfect addition to your Academy Awards viewing party! I look forward to watching the Academy Awards every year. I love checking out the gorgeous gowns and listening to the funny speeches ....more

Celebrate The Wins

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T is for Thirteen

Time to dig in and finally finish my A to Z Challenge posts from... 2014, I think. I was swimming along just fine with the challenge that April, got all the way up to Q, and then didn't get my R post written ....more

Tortie Tuesday

It's Tortie Tuesday and also day two of our quote challenge we started yesterday. I'm a very wise Tortie so today's quote is something I came up with for Mommy when she used to wake up on Sunday immediately wishing the day would last forever to avoid going to work on Monday... "Don't dread tomorrow because you'll lose the joy of today." Thankfully she no longer dreads Monday or any work day but she keeps this quote in mind when any dread starts stealing her joy ....more

A Font Resource You Don’t Want to Miss!

You know I am a sucker for fonts and an even bigger sucker for amazing font bundles. ...more

How money became a problem in my family

I don’t even know where to begin, because there are a lot of facets to this that can be hard to understand if you don’t […] ...more