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There's always a new "challenge" It's hard to browse social media these days and not be faced with a "challenge." Maybe it's a Tik-Tok dance, a Snapchat game, YouTube's bottle flip, a Facebook wine challenge, or even NOM's own weekly...
Making Career Decisions Around Life Seasons :: How to Reenter the Workforce I am 39 years old and several years "behind" in my career. I say this because had I worked straight through, in the trajectory I was on, I...
Missing Friends One of the biggest challenges my children have experienced during social distancing is missing their school friends. The boys are 10 (almost 11) and 12 and socialization is such a huge part of their development. Social distancing hit...
This morning I woke up grumpy and unmotivated. We are a month into the quarantine, and though rules and routines have gone a long way in making this whole situation easier for my family, in general, I’m just over...
Friends. How many of us have them? Friends. The ones we can depend on. Whether we are fans of the television sitcom series Friends or Girlfriends, we are all familiar with the cliche dynamics of a group of friends....
Tiny terror. Hyper. Captain Destructo. Bad. These are all terms my three-year-old son has (lovingly) been called by family members or myself. I truly try to not label my kids, but sometimes I find myself wrapped up in conversation. “She’s...
  Just a couple of years ago, I met a lady at a party. I don’t really remember how we fell into conversation, but we did, and very easily. She was quirky and interesting, a software engineer by trade and...
February 14th may be for romance (unless you've been married forever and have small children), but February 13th is for girl talk and giggles. Yes, there is an unofficial date for Galentine's Day. Do you celebrate with your best...
Hey Lizzo, I see you girl. Thanks for being the bold, brave, outgoing person that you are. You show us confidence, self-love, empowerment and girl power. You are a role model to some, and honestly, some don’t really like what...
Dear Hot Mom, I tried to be like you, but getting dressed and wearing makeup isn’t my thing most days. In fact, today, when I picked up my kids in carpool line, I threw on a sweatshirt so I could...
"Tough it out." "Be a Man." "Punch him." Aggression in boys and men is widely discussed. We are all informed of it and we know what it looks like. We know that we live in a culture that has encouraged physical aggression...
Girls Night Out Please don't get me wrong, I love (love) a girls night out! However, choosing an outfit, trying to squeeze getting ready in with the normal evening routine, figuring out how you're going to get to and from:...
Dear Friend, As Thanksgiving is getting close, I am in the spirit of gratitude. I practice gratitude daily but I do not always express it out loud. In this time of gratitude, I want to take the time to thank...
This year's New Year's resolution went beyond my usual short-lived promises to stop biting my nails or eat better. I vowed to make new friends. You wouldn't think this would need to be a conscious effort, but it was...