There Is No Dress Code For Motherhood

In the past two weeks, I’ve seen several articles floating around the internet about not dressing like a “mom”. It’s eye roll worthy for its judgment passed off as “helpful” advice....more

Real Men Wear Pink

Since having a son, I have felt myself repeating “real men wear pink”, internally as well as aloud, more often than I ever expected.I have thought about writing this post many times in the past few months but felt it served no purpose than to appear to be searching for controversy. A few weeks ago, I put up this photo on Facebook of Jack captioned “Don’t mind me…just getting into trouble”....more

We're Not Alone

Our Friday evenings are filled with tiny tutus and the tiny ballerinas wearing them. Every Friday we send Sophia into a dance studio with the five other little girls and we stand outside the studio peering through the two way mirror with the other parents observing the cuteness and chaos. This past Friday was no different. I made small talk with the other moms when all of the sudden a tiny little person opened the door and declared she had to go potty. Her mom shooed her back into the dance room and shut the door....more

Breastfeeding in Public: Just Do It

About a week after I delivered Sophia, I remember visiting the pediatrician for a weight check. The doctor wanted to make sure Sophia had regain her birth weight. I remember it being a particularly hot July morning and the air conditioner in the office was having a difficult time overcoming the heat and humidity. Sophia was fussy and I knew she was getting hungry. When the doctor came in the room, Sophia started to wail. After the doctor gave Sophia a quick examination, she commented that Sophia was probably hungry and I was welcomed to nurse her there in the examination room....more

My Father Is an Addict

I lost my dad to addiction. He is still alive, but the person I knew as my dad was swallowed whole by addiction years ago and most likely will never be seen or heard from again. ...more
You have every right to share your story, and to have your feelings. I don't know how anyone CAN ...more

Goals

We’re almost a week into the new year and I’m just now talking about my goals for the year. I didn’t even write a yearly wrap up for 2013 like I have done for each year since the beginning of this blog....more

10 Habits of a Successful BlogHer Attendee

I know I’m only a week out from attending my first ever BlogHer conference and already I’m ready to dole out advice like a seasoned veteran. Hear me out though. I feel like my time in New York City was a complete success. I did the things I wanted to do, I met the people I wanted to meet (and more) and I came home happy and inspired and motivated. Below I’m going to share the ten things I feel led to that feeling of success. Be mindful though that these are not hard and fast rules and what works for me may not work for you....more

The Pain In My Heart

I woke up this morning moaning and groaning that it was early and I couldn’t sleep in because I had to get Sophia to the sitter today since Tim is doing a three day drill weekend. I shleped to the shower, did what I had to do, threw my hair into a ponytail and dressed in clothes a step up from pajamas. It was a quiet protest to having to get up so early. I turned on the Today Show like I do every morning and was sickened to hear the news they were reporting on....more

My Deep Dark Secret

Please don't get too close to the edge. Please don't sit on top of the ledge. Why is that plane flying so low and so fast? Please don't choke. Should I even bother going? I won't know anyone; it's a room full of strangers. Please don't tailgate so closely. Why is the house such a mess? Why can't it ever stay clean? What was that noise? Is someone in the house? Could they have cut the alarm system and broken in? ...more

The Hunt

I’m finding the whole job hunt to be much like getting back in the dating pool after a break up. At first you’re super excited and thinking “Yeah! I’m going to get the best job ever and show the old job what they’re missing.” Then you start looking online (because who the hell uses newspapers anymore?) a few things catch your eye and you get a funny feeling in your stomach. “There are so many positions out there! I qualify for most of these!” So then you sort through the ones you really like because you don’t want to be a slut and APPLY TO ALL THE JOBS....more
I'm afraid it's getting so that you have to already know someone to get an "in" in the job ...more