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!
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
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
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
A couple of mornings ago, my three-year-old convinced me to let him play with the 100-piece Iron Man puzzle he'd gotten as a hand-me-down from friends. It was 6:30 a.m., and I just wanted to drink some hot coffee in relative peace, so I obliged, knowing full well what a debacle this would inevitably turn … Continue reading Necessary Endings: Good Is Not Good Enough
I wake on a Saturday morning to the sound of my husband putting the coffee on. From the bedroom upstairs, I hear the gentle din of water dripping into the carafe mingled with muffled snippets of conversation between him and our 3-year old son. I can’t make out what they’re saying, but I presume the … Continue reading Is This Why You’re Angry All the Time?
Shortly after graduating from college, I landed a job at a regional bank. The position was essentially a year-long paid internship, and I spent the next 12 months bouncing from one department to the next in search of one to call home. Ultimately, I settled into a role in commercial lending, and I stayed in … Continue reading How Women Succeed at Work