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 Be a Better Mom? Boost Your Mood.
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.
[This is the part where I disclose that this is a paid review for Edison Mail. I should also disclose that I'm very stubborn and only do reviews for products I would recommend to a friend. These are my honest thoughts.] Some people just walk around with 900+ unread emails in their inbox because they … Continue reading Edison Mail Review: How I Organized My Inbox in 20 Minutes Flat
The good news is that most cities are starting to open back up, which means stores and restaurants can welcome our families back in to eat and shop. At the same time, many of us are dealing with salary cuts, lost jobs, or job insecurity, which makes spending lots of money right now hard to … Continue reading 3 Easy Ways to Support Local Businesses Without Spending a Penny
Power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend pop up everywhere I look. I can't open a magazine or turn on NBC without seeing Chrissy's (flawless) face. And, now that I started following her on Instagram, her image is damn near burned into my retinas. Hold on: you're following me on Instagram, right? RIGHT? Click the … Continue reading Chrissy Teigen Shared Her Skincare Secrets, and It’s Gonna Cost You
Ever since I started an herb garden (I use the term "garden" here loosely), I've been looking for excuses to snip off some sprigs with my kitchen shears. I've got rosemary, cilantro, and basil hanging out in there, and they get along great. Look at them... just chillin'. Cooking with fresh herbs makes me feel … Continue reading Quick + Easy Lemon-Rosemary Baked Fish
The thing about science is that it's true whether you believe it or not. Like, I could peer over the rocks of the Grand Canyon and proclaim that gravity is fake news, but if I lose my balance and fall into the wide-open mouth of that North Rim, I'm gonna die. Climate change is real, … Continue reading 7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Carbon Footprint