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?
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
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?
Every year, right around this time, I start panicking about what to get my mom for Mother's Day. Gift giving is a big deal in my family so I break out in a cold sweat at the thought of screwing it up. And it is this fear, my friends, that explains why my mom unwraps … Continue reading What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day This Year
I knew this quarantine was going to be sketchy. I'm not usually a full-time stay-at-home mom, and I never (and I mean NEVER) set out to be, but here we are. I'm lucky because my husband is working from home - emphasis on the working - so technically he's here too, but the burden of … Continue reading An Exquisite Inconvenience