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
Summer doesn't officially begin until June 20th, but it's getting HAWT here in Illinois. We're in the 80s and 90s now, and the sun is out in full force. Naturally, the kids want to be outside all. day. long. And truthfully, so do I (HELLO, SUNTAN!). But getting dressed has become a real chore lately. … Continue reading Summer Wardrobe Staples: Flattering & Comfy Styles for Moms
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?
I’ll be the first to admit that my cooking skills are limited. In the summer, my family thrives on a rotating menu of tacos, takeout, and whatever meat my husband places on the grill racks above a smoldering pile of charcoal. Despite my lackluster skills in the kitchen, I’ve developed a precise method for making … Continue reading The Secret to Cooking the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg
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
I don’t have a sweet tooth; I have about 30 of them. In my early twenties, I kept a box of Gobstoppers in my desk drawer so I could keep my blood sugar high as a kite all day long. Now that I’m 30-something, I’ve gained enough self-discipline to stave off my sugar cravings until … Continue reading Rip Van Wafels Review: My Honest Opinion
Decluttering is a big job. When you've got years - or even decades - of accumulated stuff, sifting through your belongings can feel nearly impossible. It's easy to feel overwhelmed at the thought of making sense of all your things. But you can declutter your house in one super-simple step without buying a fancy organization … Continue reading Declutter Your House In 1 Simple Step
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: I never set out to be a stay-at-home mom. But with the kids' school closed until at least the end of May, I'm staring down the barrel of another few weeks sheltering in place with my kids. Not every mom is muttering "FML" under … Continue reading Stop Telling Me to Have Fun in Quarantine
Like many moms, you may have (at one point or another) considered getting involved in network marketing. It's tempting to jump on the bandwagon after you see your friends share stories of women who have gotten rich this way. But as the old saying goes: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably … Continue reading Network Marketing Secrets From 3 Moms
CNN reports that "booze sales are booming as people stockpile alcohol," but I have questions. For example: why didn't I think of that? Also: how does one make a Mai Tai?