Boys Will Be Boys And I Love It

We hear the phrase all the time, and it rubs a lot of people the wrong way. “Boys will be boys.” I imagine it bothers people because it could sound like we’re giving boys a pass on misbehaving. Like we’re allowing them to act like brutish thugs just because they happen to be male. But […]

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30 Perfectly Good Reasons For Moms To Be On Their Phones

It seems like moms are constantly on their phones (they really aren’t). You see them at the park, at the store, pushing strollers, and holding babies and they almost always have a phone in their hand. Some people get judgy about moms “playing” on their phones all day instead of giving their kids the 24/7 […]

Weekly Wins: I Refused to Feel Guilty

As a person with a lot of anxiety, low self-esteem, and a propensity toward overthinking everything always, I feel guilty a lot. A lot a lot. I truly believe that this guilt is counterproductive and I don’t believe it’s almost ever helpful. So I try not to feel it. This is easier said than done. […]

Weekly Wins: I Took a Deep Breath

My anxiety and OCD has been through the roof lately. Not so much my worrying or checking the doors to make sure they’re locked again and again. But the tension in my shoulders, the habit I’ve recently developed of biting my tongue and chewing my lip. And the inability to concentrate long enough to accomplish […]

31 Cheap, Easy, DIY, last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Truly Lazy

Easy is a priority for me. OK, it’s THE priority for me. Every single year around October 30th I do an online search for cheap, easy, DIY, last-minute Halloween costume ideas. And every year I ditch those ideas for something even easier. I swear, most headlines out there that boast “cheap and easy” ideas are just […]

Weekly Wins: We Hang in There When We’re Exhausted

Let’s celebrate what we did right this week. What do you consider a win this week? For me, it was to hang in there even though I was exhausted. Can you relate? I couldn’t quite identify why, but all week long I was just dragging. I could not get up any motivation or energy to […]

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I Need Help With Mom Fashion

I need help with my mom fashion. And no, I’m not talking about the yoga pants and messy buns with your starbucks in hand at target kind of stereotypical mom fashion. I’m talking about actual fashion, but for people who are moms. Maybe I should call it middle-aged lady fashion but that just makes me sad. 

I’m Okay With My Teens Doing Less Than Their Best

I have a new article up at Her View From Home. Here’s an excerpt: “School just started for my two high school boys and already they’re completely exhausted. One of them even comes home and falls asleep with his shoes on almost the minute he walks through the door. This year my advice to both […]

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Is it Really so Bad to Let Your Baby Cry it Out?

I’m here to tell you, no matter how bad you may feel letting your precious angel cry, there may come a time when even you need to let them go on for a bit while you hide in the bathroom sobbing because there is nothing you can do to calm them.

20 Ways to Entertain a Toddler all Day (or at least for 20 minutes)

Having to entertain a toddler can be at once mind-numbingly boring and morale-drainingly exhausting (how is that possible?) Which begs the question, how DO we keep our toddlers occupied all day long? Let’s be honest, with short attention spans and little to no imagination, they need almost constant entertainment provided by us. Here are some ideas […]