Mom, Myself, & I

Turn on the news and you’re bound to hear a headline of a new scam being pulled off by thieves and hackers. The unfortunate news is there’s yet another scam to be aware of and it involves the previously innocent gift card. ...

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I love this picture! Do you see that little arm sneaking in to interrupt the 30 seconds of time we had together? This picture depicts the struggle as parents to have the time to connect after a long day. There is schoolwork to be finished, dinner to be cooked and eaten, chores to be done, sports to be played, showers to be had, and then the long ...

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The most wonderful time of the year is here -- but it’s also one of the busiest and can turn into the most stressful time of year for many parents. Many of us are guilty of over committing ourselves with decorating, parties, family outings, and shopping. Factor in the other obligations of daily life and it's easy to see how stress can spiral out ...

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Millennial parents are the new consumer generation with a population of 75 million and billions of dollars to spend. They are also a group that knows exactly what they want and won't settle for less. If you are on the hunt for the perfect gift for a millennial mom or her offspring, you will find some great ideas here as well. Are you a ...

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Guilt is a very real issue in parenting. On a daily basis I find myself feeling like I'm failing or like I could be doing so much more. I know that I need to work on my own perception and the ways that I am hard on myself, but what I'm really feeling over is the guilt or judgement that adds on to my own self doubt coming from outside ...

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So I have a confession: Sometimes I forget what it's like to actually enjoy being a mom. And I'm not talking about enjoying motherhood in the sense of being grateful to be a mom or loving my kids or thinking they are adorable. I'm talking enjoying motherhood in that laugh-out-loud, relaxed, goofy, just hanging out with my kids kind of way. ...

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When you’re raising children with someone, you count on them for a lot. You need them to be reliable and responsible and parent in a way that’s consistent with how you parent. You also probably need them to pick up milk on their way home, do the dishes each night, and take the trash out every week. When they forget a task or don’t do ...

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When I was a new mom, eight years ago, there wasn't a lot I worried about. I let my daughter sleep on her stomach at three months old because that's how she rolled by herself, I let her hang out with me in bed without a fear of co-sleeping, and I only panicked a little bit when her grandma snuck her her first bites of McDonald's at barely a year ...

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Shockingly, at the age of 30, I have been married almost ten years. And despite the fact that I still kind of sort of feel like I can't possibly be a real adult, here I am. And if there's one thing I am hoping about marriage, it's this: That marriage, kind of like my weight through four pregnancies, definitely has its ups and downs. ...

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After I had my baby, I was hanging on to a lot of baby weight. As months passed, I wondered when the weight was no longer baby weight and was just extra weight. Since I was dealing with a baby and life's other demands, I didn't have time to join a gym or to commit to strict calorie counting. So I sought out ways I could get healthier and lose ...

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