THREE GIFT IDEAS THAT DON’T SUCK

Okay folks, the holidays are coming and I know, like me, you are looking for something cool and interesting you can buy your kids that doesn’t make noise, doesn’t have a thousand pieces, and doesn’t break the bank. I always like looking for gifts that are educational and will keep my ever-curious kids entertained and…

WHAT MOM COLD?

Ladies, I would like to explore a severely undervalued skill that mothers have been secretly-not-so-secretly toting since babies were a thing, so basically, forever: working the mom cold.   Having been fully immersed in said phenomena for approximately 3 glorious weeks, I thought, ‘hmmm, this pattern looks awfully familiar….perhaps mom colds are actually a thing!’…

DEAR DAUGHTER

Dear Daughter I didn’t have, I have had all these dreams for you. They started before you existed.  Before you were a thought in my mind. I knew I would not drape you in bows and fuchsia.  I knew you wouldn’t be forced to be someone you wouldn’t be.  I wanted you to be you….

MAKING A CASE FOR VOLUNTEERING

So here is the not-so-new advice you need to consider: Volunteer.  And when you volunteer, bring your kids.  At any age.  Do it.  Volunteering is a game changer. Lemme explain. Fast forward to high school for just one moment – gasp – and you will learn that a Ministry requirement for graduation is 40 hours…

GUILTY AS CHARGED

I bet if you asked any mom how many times she’s felt guilty this week, she’d tell you too many times to count.  We are all guilty of feeling guilty.  From the tiniest of mom blunders, to some whoppers you are afraid to admit to even your closest of friends; the guilt is real. Most…

“VACATIONING” WITH KIDS

So last month, when my husband told me he was going to France to stay at a 17th century chateau for work, I decided, screw it, I’m going on vacation with the girls.  I mean, I can do it.  Me, two kids, the Caribbean.  Sounds perfect? Bah. So, in the mix of this, my girlfriend…

THOU SHALT ALWAYS FOLLOW THROUGH

Before having children, I never really had an idea of the type of parent I would become – at least, I don’t remember having any real, tangible notions.  After all, I had been around some pretty badass moms long enough to know that even the best laid out plans get launched out the window the…

SERIOUSLY. LET IT GO. 

Maybe it’s being in summer mode – the warm weather, (the thoughts of) the ocean, the kiddies off from school – that has me feeling a bit more chill.  I admit, if you ask fellow rebels, Nikita and Aleksandra, they’ll tell you I am rarely, and I mean barely ever on pause.  I’m always moving,…