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As a parent with two children, I always wanted to treat my children the same. As with any parent you want to equally love your children, support them the same because a parent's heart sees their children in the...

Accidental Perfection

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“Mom, this is so cool!” said my 10-year-old as he reached for my hand. It wasn’t a new gadget that had him so excited. It wasn’t any of the items on his seemingly never-ending wish list. It was the...
I'm not a minimalist per se, but our oldest child was born in November, so before I knew it our first Christmas as parents was here. And it was a doozie. There were so many adorable clothes and accessories...
As parents, we constantly compare notes with one another: when to potty-train, how to handle homework, tips on kid-friendly healthy meals, etc. Bedtime is no exception. In talking to other parents, I quickly realized that my oldest didn’t go...
It’s the holiday season! Not sure about anyone else, but I’m so excited to see all the festive lights, drink eggnog or hot chocolate then get cozy in my matching PJs, with my family while watching so many holiday...
I won't bore you with the story of a friendship that went sour. I'm not here to convince you that I was right, or that they were wrong. Most of us can admit that at some point we have felt...
Oh My Gosh, Did You Hear? It may seem innocent or maybe you are genuinely concerned, but the question of "Did you hear about..." can ignite a wildfire of gossip and false information. Even if it is being asked out...
It’s more than likely you’re looking forward to giving 2020 the boot, and 2021 couldn't get here any faster. Not so fast—before the year is over, there’s an opportunity to discover ways to ground yourself amidst uncertainty and change....
Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by De La Salle High School. Welcome to De La Salle High School De La Salle High School prepares young men and women for college, career, and life. The only private, co-educational, Catholic 8-12...
My first solo trip to the grocery store with my son was something of a spectacle. I parked in the very back of the parking lot right next to the shopping cart return corral, making sure there weren’t any other...
Waaaaaaay back in the day, in the 80’s, my mom had a slice of a pie that some very nice lady made. I don’t know if it was a baby shower, or RCIA meeting, or what. She got the...
Why I Am Determined to Make Christmas Photos Happen This year has been extremely difficult for everyone. 2020 is a year to remember but not in the way we want. Being a toddler mom, I have all these expectations for...

My Small Indulgences

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Everyone talks about self-care. Whether it's a massage, a pedicure, or a new balayage, I think everyone can acknowledge that these creature comforts can put a smile on anyone's face. But these are largely one-time splurges. Before COVID, I hadn't really...

Car Space = Headspace

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Come to my house on the weekend, and you’re sure to hear music playing. Someone in the house has his or her favorite music blasting on every speaker. Give me a song from my past, and I am sure...