When Parenting Styles Clash

I’ve recently been having some differencing of opinions with regards to parenting with my husband’s family. We all live in the same town, whereas my side of the family lives in another state. Being raised in a different way than my husband, I, of course, have my own style of parenting, and my own beliefs as to what I think is best for our kids. And his family, being raised in their own way, also has their own style of parenting and their own beliefs as to how children should be raised. I won’t say that either of us is right or wrong, we just have different opinions....more

Hey Mom! Give Yourself Permission To Dream

I’m still on my resilience trek, and it’s pretty amazing. I’ve fallen down all over the place, tripped on my shoelaces, and even locked myself out once or twice.See? Amazing. It’s okay; you can laugh....more

The Cure for A Horrible Day

Have you ever been punched in the stomach with so much force that your tongue gets stuck in your throat, then someone dumps ice cold water down your back? Yeah, me neither. But, in this moment I feel like I could relate. ...more

What it's Like to be Married to My Wife

Lately, I've been more scatterbrained, and while I can usually keep it all on the DL, I've been messin' up and my husband is noticing. By that, I mean, I've been laughing at myself a lot this week. I thought, why not have him tell you what it's like to be married to me, just this week. I have to say, I crack up when we're with friends talking and the subject of my "supreme organizational skills" comes up. I leave you in his hands....more
ThatGirlShelley He didn't even mention mail, which I am totally surprised about. I never open ...more

3 Steps To Creating More Freedom For You and Your Family

More freedom is the number #1 thing many busy moms crave in their life. Our busy, overwhelming lives can make us feel like we are captive to our schedules.The truth is we often are.Juggling work, kids, life and all the other responsibilities that land in our lap our day-to-day life can feel like one big crazy merry-go-round we can never jump off.Here’s the good news for anyone feeling like this.Creating more freedom in your life is completely within your control....more

Managing the transition after maternity leave

WORKING MOM SPOTLIGHTThis week’s guest blogger is my friend, Michelle Strasburger.  She is a Director level HR professional and a Working Mom herself.  Her guest blog post provides insight about how to manage a Working Mom after she returns from maternity leave.  This is a change of pace for my blog and eye-opening....more