Beauty Regimens Before and After Kids

Everyone always warns you when you’re pregnant that once the baby comes, “everything is going to change!” and it’s true. The relationship with our spouses and friends change, our bodies are different, our outlook on life is transformed…One thing that was unexpected, at least for me, was how my beauty routine would change as well. Looking back, my rituals pre-kids seem luxurious and pampering. Now, they’re pretty much nonexistent. Here are five ways my beauty routine has changed since having kids:...more

Happy New You!

I love welcoming the New Year.  I'm not talking about the crazy parties and drinking (though I did do my share what seems like a lifetime ago), I'm referring to setting new goals for myself.  I do this at any time of the year, but January 1st is my official list;  What I want to achieve for the upcoming year.  I write them down on bright neon paper, frame it, and put it on my nightstand.  Every morning, when I wake up, I see what I'm striving for.  The bright color helps me to not to tune it out, either…for the first few days, at least....more

7 Tips for Surviving the Winter Break

Winter break.  It's here.  Be afraid, be very afraid.   Two weeks (or more) of no school.  Most of the kid's friends are out of town, so playdates are limited.  If you are like me and getting panic attacks at the thought of being alone ALL DAY with the kids for this long,  just know that you are not alone.  I've devised a survival list for all my mommy soldiers, braving their way through this carnage called Christmas/Winter break....more

5 Ways For Moms To Have Manners In A World of Technology

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If You're American and #cantbreathe, You May Be the Problem

This post can also be seen on Huffington Post. If you have yet to hear about Eric Garner, take a few minutes to google him, and hopefully to watch the video of how he died.  I think it's important for all of us, as human beings, to see what went down.  I'm not going to write about my opinion on the ruling in this post, rather, I'm going to write about how YOU, citizens of the United States, are actually part of this problem....more

Dear Mom

This post can also be viewed on Huffington Post.Dear Mom,How are you, Mom? I'm doing well. The art of letter writing is almost obsolete, so I decided to sit down and write to you today....more

Happiest Wife on the Block

Being a mother is the hardest job in the world.  How many times have you heard that one?    Yes, it is hard, but do you know what's harder?  Being a wife.  Being a wife is the hardest job in. the. world....more

Good Grief

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My 30 Day Challenge

It was almost 1.5 years ago that I wrote this post on being married for 5 years.  What made me think of it?  Well, I had a bunch of girls over a couple of weeks ago, and we were talking about how long everyone was married….when it came around to my turn, all the ladies that have been married for longer said, "about 7 years.  Have you felt the itch?"...more

I'm a Stay at Home Mom. Shoot Me.

This is a repost from a year ago.  I now have three kids.  Lots more poop.  Lots more laundry.  Lots more love and lots more "shoot me" moments.  For the full post, click here.  or ...more