Mom, Myself, & I

Mother's Day is around the corner ... and it's one of the few days of the year you can treat yourself to a gift guilt-free or drop hints to your partner about what you might like for your special day. If you need some ideas read on! ...

Read More

Being a mom of girls has meant different things to me at every stage. When I was pregnant, I imagined braiding hair and smoothing skirts, glittery clips and shiny ponytail holders, flip-flops and ballet flats, nail polish and lip gloss. All of these imaginings of my heart did, indeed, come ...

Read More

The trend toward joint custody, reasonable visitation, and more peaceful co-parenting has been an overall positive one for divorced and blended families. However, current culture tells us that you need to be best friends with your ex — and his new partner — or you’re bitter and selfish, can’t let go, or aren’t putting the children first. ...

Read More

When I found out I was pregnant with my son people sent me all sorts of notes and pins and quotes. Little boys love their mama, they said. Boys are like noise with dirt on top, they warned. A moment of silence for your bathrooms, they joked. And “they” – my friends, more seasoned mamas, more experienced pinners – were all right. My son is ...

Read More

Mom guilt. They don't talk about it in childbirth classes, and even if your other mom friends try to warn you, it's not something you can ever really prepare for. It eclipses any other guilt you've ever felt, and here's why. ...

Read More

Flowers. Chocolate. Brunch. These are the things that Mother's Day gifts are made of. But in my mind, there's no better gift than a book. The chance, and the excuse, to curl up and relax with words and thoughts and tears and laughs makes me swoon. And when it comes to books that make great ...

Read More

I love to exercise, but even I get bored sometimes doing the same training over and over. This is especially true when I train for longer distance races. To train for a half marathon takes a minimum of eight weeks, depending on my base, and requires a lot of longer runs. While I enjoy running, when it feels like something I HAVE to do, not ...

Read More

Housecleaning. Every day, it’s the same old thing.

You wake up – fix food, clean up from food, deal with Legos on the floor and things that the kids leave all around the house. Load up the washing machine, the dishwasher, run errands at the store, cook some more, clean again. And on it goes. If you are anything like me, then you ...

Read More

The day my husband realized that I'm an introvert changed our lives. Sounds dramatic, doesn't it? But it's so true. Here's why. It was early-ish on a Saturday. The sun was bright, the kids were loud, and we had just come home from one too many things: One ...

Read More

Marriage counseling isn’t just for struggling couples anymore. With ongoing shifts in household roles and workplace expectations, more couples are investing in the opportunity to stay aligned with their partner. Here’s why you should consider a relationship tune-up, with feedback from those who have been through it. 1. Having kids is ...

Read More

×