Is Comparison the Thief of Your Joy Too?

"Comparison Is the Thief of Joy." - Theodore Roosevelt said that.  "Just Put Your Blinders On, Mama." - I said that.  I'll be completely honest. I have a tendency to look at those around me and compare myself. More often than not it leads to an insane amount of self-doubt. I have struggled with this all my adult life. Oh my God, she's perfect! Is her house nicer than mine?...more

I Cheated On My Stylist...And Liked It. Now What?

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The 1st Grade Project That Bruised Mom's Ego

School's almost out and the kids are bringing home all of their projects from the year. It's one of  my favorite things! I love reading all the cute things they've written about me worked on all year...adorable spelling mistakes and all. Today Jack brought home a collection of 'books' he's written throughout the year....more

How To Consign Your Kids Stuff Like a Pro

 I've been a seller at kid's consignment sales for about 5 years now. Not to be braggadocious or anything...but over the years I've learned how to do it like a boss....more

Analysis of a Public Tantrum: How We (Both) Survived

Picture it: I'm at my sons' school this morning selling raffle tickets and wrist bands for the upcoming school carnival. My 4-year-old daughter is with me. It's her first time tagging along with me on a volunteering day. Why? Because I assume she can handle it, and might even enjoy being at school with her big brothers. The buses are arriving, kids are flocking to my table -- THOUSANDS of them,* crowding around, impatiently holding out dollar bills, demanding service. My darling daughter decides right now is the perfect time to have a tantrum. A screaming, crying, snot dripping, feet stomping, collapse in your chair tantrum....more
I've got one kid *just* on the other side of Mount Tantrum, and one due in two months so I get ...more

Summer Scheduling Madness

 Summer is almost upon us! For this stay at home mom that means a drastic change in my work load. Gone will be the days of just my daughter and I having quiet, polite, sparkly girly time together....more

Before I Was a Mom...

 Before I was a mom...I thought I knew who I was. I was wrong.Before I was a mom...My house was clean....more
@nikonMom on of my Facebook friends admitted to doing the same thing! Hilarious!more

Can We Talk About "Girl Legos?"

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Another New Chapter

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@Denise Quickly is an understatement. Life is flying by right now. I'll definitely be holding on ...more