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Let’s talk about Cesarean birth for a minute. Seems that the hype is all about giving birth vaginally and unmedicated, and for some reason, Cesarean birth is shamed or simply misunderstood. Like all births, Cesarean is beautiful. I personally...

We Are The Mothers

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We are the mothers living through a global pandemic, home schooling, cooking, cleaning, working, worrying about childhood trauma and emotional stress, checking on our friends, baking bread and keeping businesses afloat. We are the mothers setting the boundaries of technology....
We're Friends, Best Friends Remember being a little kid and seeing someone in a pink shirt, hey you like pink, I like pink, let's be best friends. Easy. As we get older things change, we tend to stick close to...
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...
I was a teacher first. Then I became a mom. And now, I'm a student in nursing school. During this special week dedicated to teachers, mothers, and nurses, I've been reflecting on the many hats I wear and how...
Melanoma Awareness Month May is Melanoma Awareness Month and also the month that I lost my dad to that very disease. This year marks the sixth anniversary of his passing, and I can tell you that while it never gets...
Today is the fifth anniversary of the day we lost you, Daddy. It’s hard to wrap my mind around the lifetime that’s somehow fit into five short years. When I sat in that chilly ICU room, I was 32. I was...
The quarantine has given me ample opportunity to connect with more friends, and I love it. However, I've been noticing a trend in the conversations I've been having. We discuss the different ways in which the quarantine has been...
Other than moving out of my parent’s house and having to become an adult at the late age of 22, going from DOG mom to DOG and HUMAN mom was one of the hardest transitions I have ever been...

Pick Your Battles

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The first Friday of the COVID-19 quarantine ended with me screaming at my husband in the kitchen. The whole week had actually gone quite smoothly. I knew that a color-coded hour by hour schedule would not work for my family,...
When my daughter was born in June 2010, I had high hopes for pretty bows, mommy and me outfits, and a constant stream of runway-ready looks. BOY was I mistaken! I taught her about personal hygiene (as a parent does)...
COVID-19. The Coronavirus. The Coronapocalypse. The ‘Rona. I feel like if I had a dollar for every time I’ve said or heard that I’d be richer than Oprah. We can’t get away from it. I should start by humbly saying that...
Unprepared My mother passed away yesterday after a grueling year of battling many health issues. She had spent more days in the hospital than out of it in the last 6 months. It seemed she had turned a corner, but...
What age is a good age for your children to stay home by themselves? It is a great way to teach them independence and to be responsible. While most states do not have laws with an exact age, this...