The #1 Thing My Husband and I Fight About Over The Holidays

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and the halls all decked with boughs of holly. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? Well as much as I LOVE Christmas, there are a few things that come up each and every year that cause the hubs and I to toss aside […]

What Not To Do When Your Kids Are Bored

I remember the unbearable feeling of childhood boredom. Feeling as though you had truly exhausted all options, left to lie lifeless on your bed in a total and complete slump. You dragged your feet as you shuffled to the room in which your mom was busying herself with making dinner or folding laundry. Slowly lifting your glum face […]

Holiday Shopping: Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until the Last Minute

With Christmas only 6 days away, I figured it was time to tackle my holiday shopping list. I thought if I hit a rural Toys R Us on a weekday evening, suited up in comfy clothes, belly full, and equipped with a complete list of toys to purchase, it would be smooth sailing. Boy was I […]

Irritable Mom Syndrome

While I am still suffering from a little sickness that I have playfully dubbed The Mommy Singsong Syndrome, my little habit also has a dark twin: The Irritable Mom Sydrome. While my singsong side is fun and playful – like Mary Poppins and her ability to find an “element of fun in every job that must be done”, my […]

Back To The Barre: Adult Ballet Classes

I’m embarrassed to admit that while I loved barre fitness, and was convinced that I had finally found a fitness regime that worked for me, it’s been almost a year since my last class. I really did enjoy it, but something was missing for me. This Summer, I decided to give my daughter the independence to choose […]

(Still) Coping With Toddler Tantrums

The day my boy turned three, it was as though a demon had left his body, and my sweet little prince was resurrected. For one full year, I fell victim to the terrible twos, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. I thought the worst had passed – that I’d never […]

The Extracurricular Jigsaw Puzzle

If you have (or have ever had) a school-aged child, you’ve likely engaged in an exchange similar to this one: Mom Friend: “Ugh my schedule is so busy, my kid’s in soccer, ballet, t-ball, singing, piano, and swimming this year! What are your kids doing?” Me: “Oh, well.. we’re still trying to decide, there are […]

He Put WHAT Up His Nose?

It was as though I had emerged from a thick and stifling fog, and inhaled my first breath of fresh air when my boy turned three.The terrible twos were becoming a faded nightmare, and I was lost in the ecstasy of the thriving threes. My boy was starting to use his words, he was wearing underpants, and had […]

Does The Second Child Play Second Fiddle?

“It needs more skill than I can tell To play the second fiddle well.” – C.H. Spurgeon The other day one of my friends asked me an interesting question: “When you had your second child, did you find that people seemed less interested in holding him?”While my initial reaction was to reassure her that having […]

Cry Me A River

As we approached the daycare this morning, my toddler tripped and fell to the ground. Immediately, he howled like a coyote and sat in his landing spot like he had broken both of his legs. He wasn’t running, and there wasn’t anything in his way, he just fell. I was a few steps behind him, arms full of his lunch […]