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Mom fashion rut got you down? Try on what the kids are wearing these days. When I first started teaching in a college classroom, I was 22 years old. I was a graduate student with a taut tummy, a fresh...
Dear Stay-at-Home Mom, Can I be honest? Sometimes, I get jealous of you. Like, when I picture your mornings, minus the chaos of hustling kids out the door to daycare. I picture breakfasts eaten without staring at the clock, maybe a...
A friend just started Tidying Up her home during the recent Polar Vortex. She and her family gathered 22 bags of clothing that no longer fit/no longer sparked joy. That was ONLY from 4 of the 5 family members...

On Remembering… 9/11/2001

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My legs are sticky with splattered juice and my patience is at an all-time low. I can feel myself starting to unravel and scramble to control the situation. I had repeatedly asked my seven-year-old daughter not to open the...

Back to School Blues

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I can’t believe I am even about to write this because I can hear all four of my children screaming at each other in the basement, and the dog is barking herself silly right outside the back door and...
Recently my family and I discovered an amazing song by the Black Eyed Peas called Be Nice. It’s seriously so catchy and was a song that came out of the new series Songland, on NBC. My family and I...
Recently I've been talking to a friend of mine who is in the process of becoming a life coach. We've talked about many things, but one of the most eye opening discoveries has been how often I use one...
As I was leaving church one recent Sunday, I was stopped by a member of our congregation. This particular person has said a few questionable things to me in the past, but because I was raised with manners and...
We see each other at the park, we say hi. We see each other at events, we quickly catch up. I ask you how you’re doing, and you say, “Doing good. Busy. The usual. Life is crazy. Isn’t the weather nice?” We...
 I am always in need of a good book. You should see my to-read list, it's endless. I thought I would share what's on my summer reading list in case you are in need of a good book too....
This past spring break we went to Disneyland for a few days. It was a very magical experience as you would expect Disney to be. We stopped by the customer service desk on our first day to request a...

I Miss My Mom

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My husband and I thought we wanted to raise independent children. I blame him for putting that idea out into the universe. I’m conflicted to report -- I think we did. And, just like my now 21-year-old daughter, I couldn’t...

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Stay Home, Send Pizza | Supporting Healthcare Workers in Madison, WI

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Madison, WI: In light of COVID-19, we have been blown away by this community and the people who have stepped up to help. Seeing the...