Tag: real life

Me Too — On Sexual Harassment and Assault

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"Me too." Two little words with a powerful punch. Two words that state unapologetically and without question: I, too, am a woman who has been...

How I Learned the Power of the Word “No”

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Last week, I was once again sitting in traffic on my way to drop my daughter off at preschool. My blood was boiling with...

Things I Said I Would Never Do — And Now I’m...

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I think, as parents, we all have a few of these. Things that, in our naive pre-children days, we swore up and down that...

Creating (And Sticking To) A Grocery Budget

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Sticking to a monthly grocery budget is not my favorite pastime in the world. I’m a stay-at-home mom with three young children. We rely...

To the Mom of the Biter . . .

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To the mom of the biter, I have just four words for you: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I know it's hard.  It's hard to know why...

What Was I Thinking? Living Out My Fixer Upper Dream…Sorta

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 For reasons I'm still trying to figure out, my husband and I decided to join the Fixer Upper train and buy and renovate a...

The Gift of Special Needs

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The first few years of parenthood felt like an emotional roller coaster. Everything about being a new mom was both thrilling and terrifying at once. My...

Why I Chose To Homeschool My Kindergartner

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Let’s start this post by saying that my intention is not to bash other educational options besides homeschooling. Instead, I want to shed light...

5 Ways to Help a Friend Grieving Miscarriage, Infertility, or Infant...

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“I'm sorry, but your pregnancy won't last.” The doctor’s words echoed in my ears after I put down the phone. The pain hit hard...

What’s in My Mom Car?

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You know that article you've seen run hundreds of times? The "What's in My Bag?" post? Maybe you've even seen it as an ice...