This new year, I asked my family if we could set a group resolution to bicker less. With the kids out of school over the holidays, and the holidays in general, that time of year is always a little...
Yup, today I was truly the worst mother on the face of the earth. I had screamed when I wasn't yelling and snarled when I wasn't screaming. I had chased my 5-year-old up the stairs to his room when he...
If you go online and dare criticize a woman — any woman — for anything, no matter how gentle, no matter how constructive, no matter how necessary, there's a good chance you'll face an avalanche of other women accusing...
Okay, so maybe that’s an exaggeration, but haven’t we all been there at some point? You’ve searched Pinterest for the ultimate Christmas bucket list with activities that the entire season depends on. You’ve Googled the best gingerbread recipe and...
As an interior designer — and person of questionable sanity — who has moved seven times over the last eight years, I thought I knew all there was to know about how to choose a home and floor plan that...
There’s always a point in my week where I repeat that quintessential coulda-shoulda-woulda mantra. Like mopping the same spot by the fridge even though it’s going to magically reappear when the kids walk by, or making green smoothies with...
So you've decided to go back to work. Or you are working while contemplating having a(nother) baby. Or you took as much maternity leave as you could and it was over in five seconds and now you're headed back...
Aren't we all always busy? It doesn't matter if it's Christmas, or fall and the start of the school year, or the end of the school year and all the crazy of "May-vember." It doesn't matter if it is the end...
Is it even possible to get my kids to eat healthy without losing what’s left of my mind after halfway raising all these kids? Getting a strong willed 3-year-old to do something they don’t wanna do without fighting, serious bribing,...
There are so many hard things about being a mama. Night feedings. Tantrums. Teething. Potty training. Lack of sleep. Lack of "me" time. Lack of couple time. So much giving, over and over and over. But at the root...
I'll admit, our family hasn't always loved socks. My husband leans toward flip flops whenever he's not at work, my son loves the rubber kind of shoes, and my daughter follows in her dad's footsteps (pun intended) as a...
Last year, May hit me like a ton of bricks. While everyone else made resolutions in January, I waited until now. Follow these helpful hints and you, too, will survive what I call May Madness. Order/Assemble Teacher Appreciation Gifts Most teacher...

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