Why I Stopped Coloring My Grey Hair

I started coloring my hair almost 15 years ago, in my 20's, because grey hair began popping up. I blame genetics (my dad was totally silver in his 30's - awesome on him, not so good on a twenty something me) and maybe stress (sleep deprivation from babies every couple of years, divorce and other stress)....more
I've been coloring my hair since my twenties too. My stylist wants me to go grey, I'm not ready. ...more

How I Lost 20 Pounds Eating 6 Times a Day

Since late December of this year, I've been losing weight steadily and easily. Right now, at 5'5", I'm around 125 which is just right for me.A few weeks ago a friend asked me if I was "starving myself", and I was pretty taken aback. Not only would I never do that because I love food, but I would also never risk losing my milk supply that I worked so hard to establish when my seventh child, a 27-weeker preemie, was born.How did I lose the postpartum baby weight?For starters, I quit eating sugar. ...more

How grocery shopping more often is saving me money

Grocery shopping more often isn’t a strategy I would have thought to employ in order to save money on food. Most people would advise you to stay out of the stores in order to save money, and I would have agreed. Until…It all started with a broken fridge.Last year, my refrigerator suddenly refused to keep anything cold. It took 5 visits from a repairman to figure out (is it just me, or are fancy appliances just not worth it?) how to fix it....more

18 Things I've Learned in 18 Years of Parenting

My oldest turned 18 a few days ago. He graduated from home school (my first grad! All that freaking out was for naught). We had a nice party for him. It’s funny, I was expecting to feel overly nostalgic about this milestone, but I wasn’t. This day I had mostly the same constellation of emotions that I’ve had about every other accomplishment my children have made.18 Things I’ve Learned In 18 Years of ParentingIn no particular order. Certainly not in order of importance!...more
This is an excellent list. Excellent! (I'm mom of six, aged 18-33.)  Denise  SheKnows Community ...more