Saturday has always been my favorite (shhh, don't tell the other days!). When I worked in corporate, I loved Saturday because it meant I didn't have to spent 8+ hours stuck in my office. Instead, I was free to spend the day binge-watching HGTV, painting my nails, and spending time outside if the weather was … Continue reading 5 Secrets to Better Sleep
The first job I ever had was at a local fast-food joint. It was pretty charming, as far as fast-food restaurants go. The whole building was decked out in a woodland theme, complete with log-cabin-style walls, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and—last but certainly not least—a life-size stuffed black bear near the counter. Before every shift, … Continue reading Don’t Drink the Poison: Let Go of All-Or-Nothing Thinking
There are just some moments that stick with you. Events that etch themselves into your brain and mark a shift in the way you view yourself, other people, or even the world. Their effects can be felt months, years, or even decades later, influencing your thoughts, feelings, and habits. Some of these moments plant seeds … Continue reading Who Do You Think You Are: Break Through Limiting Beliefs
You know how some kids have selective hearing? Their ears perk right up when they hear a candy bar being unwrapped in a neighboring town, but when you ask them to pick up their toys from five feet away? It’s as if they’ve gone deaf. My four-year-old does this trick very, very well. He’s got it down to a science. But that’s not all. Elliott also has selective sight...
I used to think people who preferred listening to audiobooks over reading regular old paper books were weird. I mean, isn't that kind of like listening to AM radio? But then I had kids, and somewhere amid the late-night feedings and filibuster-length bedtime routines, I realized I had a lot of wasted time on my … Continue reading 5 Must-Listen Podcasts for Moms
Apparently, I didn't consider juggling two young boys, community work, writing projects, and keeping my house (sort of) clean to be enough of a challenge. To further complicate our already stressful lives, my husband and I agreed to add a brand new member to the family. He's loud, hairy, stinky, and he keeps peeing on … Continue reading Our Family Has Grown–It’s Another Boy!
Have we all seen this genius dinosaur meme by now? You know, the one that depicts the evolution of a mother's mood from that of the affable "Rex" from Toy Story at 9 am to the murderous sharp-toothed beast from Jurassic Park by sundown? It's relatable. More often than not, when I can feel myself … Continue reading Want to Feel Better Fast? Here’s a 2-Minute Solution.
I'm not sure what thrills me most about having a garage sale: making some cash or seeing all the crap I don't want anymore exit my space. A few weekends ago, I purged my house of four—four!—area rugs left behind by my home's prior inhabitants, loads of baby clothes and toys, books, and a smattering … Continue reading Garage Sale Tips & Tricks
Is there anything quite like a good libation at the end of a long day spent working or taking care of your kids? I think not. But not all drinks are created equal. There's one beverage that outshines the rest in terms of keeping you sane and healthy, and it's delicious, too. We're talking about … Continue reading Yes, Red Wine is Totally Good For You
If I were to stack Legos on top of one another, adding a new piece every time I was beckoned during the day, the stack would grow into a tower capable of reaching the moon by dinnertime.