10 Things I Learned While Self-Isolating With My Family This Week

10 Things I Learned While Self-Isolating With My Family This Week

I touch my face about 27, 000 times per day. Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime are, indeed, essential services. Going for walks is an underrated pastime. Turns out grocery shopping was, like, a hobby of mine. I need a new hobby. Examining my pores, close up, in the bathroom mirror might just be my new [...]

OK Universe. Message received, loud and clear.

The job of a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is pretty unique as far as employment goes.  In some ways it reminds me of the role Anne Hathaway plays in the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, but without the designer clothes and clean, swishy hair:  You are on call 24/7 and there are no holidays - ever. Your boss [...]

10 Things I Am Extra-Thankful for Since Having Kids

10 Things I Am Extra-Thankful for Since Having Kids

It's the season of giving thanks.  I like to think I don't need a special time of year to remind myself to be thankful - it's never far from my thoughts that I am blessed with good health and a loving family.  This year I got to thinking about some other things I'm grateful for. [...]

5 Jobs Every Mama Should Have On Her Resume

Being a mama is one of the toughest jobs in the world.  Few would disagree.  It requires resourcefulness, creativity, organization, time management, people skills, effective communication, conflict resolution, adaptability, leadership, and the ability to work under pressure. Quite a diverse and impressive skill set, to be sure. Whether you stay at home with your kids, [...]

How The Beatles Got By with a Little Help from a Mama

I have rather eclectic taste when it comes to music - Oasis, Alicia Keyes, Calvin Harris, Bon Jovi, Nickelback (KIDDING!), Jay-Z, Tim McGraw, U2, Walk Off the Earth, Elton John.  You get the idea - it's a mishmash.  On the rare occasion that I get to go somewhere in my car without my little maniacs, [...]

A Letter to my Postpartum Self

Dear Formidable You, In little more than 36 hours from now, you will be holding your daughter for the first time! What a different experience this pregnancy has been: more physical discomfort thanks to wicked acid reflux and aching hips.  Definitely more of a resemblance to a beached whale when lying down. Less anxiety about [...]