surrendering to karma

I just don’t care. Are those the right words to say? To write? ...more

love yourself

A couple weeks ago I stood in front of several hundred women and told them I had an identity crisis and that my hair color fiasco – going from blonde to dark – was the physical result of internal turmoil. I wasn’t really expecting to talk about my hair. I was expecting to talk […] The post love yourself appeared first on Finding Joy ....more


Tonight I told my fifteen year old daughter Grace to turn the oven to 450degrees so that we could have frozen pizzas for dinner. Gourmet, right? I was tired ....more

to the mom who feels stuck

I’m just going to be real. I think I’ve lost me a bit in the last year. I’ve spent so much time making sure everyone else is happy and good and the kids have what they need and that things are taken care of and in that journey I’ve forgotten me ....more

shouting “enough” to the endless decisions of motherhood

Why is this so hard? That’s what I get told often. Often when I make a decision, actually ....more

ditching the mask of motherhood

For most of my life I wanted perfect. When the girls were little Martha Stewart was my hero. I don’t even think seeing her in an orange prison jumper distorted my love of the perfect life that she portrayed ....more

the moment that I quit

You are a quitter. Those are the words that were told to me several weeks ago. Those were the words spat at me, without thought or care or worry, but to attack me ....more

why i won’t be snarky about my kids

How’s that for a title? But it’s true. I won’t be snarky about my kids behind their backs ....more

the eleven step program for instant mom happiness

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. Whatever, who am I kidding here? It’s been a whole lot of a big funk lately that dozens of caramel macchiatos from Starbucks can’t even begin to soothe ....more

Happy Mom Secrets Six: “Clean Yourself”

I love this. Perhaps because I just cleaned under the beds. Or perhaps because sometimes there is a trail of stuff in my house leftover ....more