Realistic New Year Goals

Realistic New Year Goals
Every year we cause ourselves an abundance of anxiety and shame in setting “resolutions”. Here’s the thing, it’s a new year, but I’m in my 30’s, you’re not getting a new me. Take me or leave me, it doesn’t matter. This year I’m still my fabulous hot mess self. So here’s my list of realistic goals for 2019... Continue reading

A Mother’s Christmas List

A Mother’s Christmas List
Dear Santa, How are you? I’m fine. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I wrote last. I’ve been very busy (and I’m sure you have too!) Santa, my kids write you every year, and every year their eyes light up with delight on Christmas morning as they rush in to see what you’ve left for them. I, on the other hand, wake up like a 1950’s stereotype. I sneak out of bed to brush my hair and fix my face, so that if I happen to end up in the background of a picture, I don’t end up on the cover of the Enquirer as Yeti discovered in suburban home wearing sweatpants and ironic t-shirt. I don’t want to sound ungrateful Santa, but... Continue reading

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Leave me to my own devices on Thanksgiving and I’ll quite enjoy having a batch of this soup all to myself without needing to fight my cousins for the last ladle full. We typically get this soup started well before everything else so it just sits and simmers on the stove top all day ready for assuaging any pre-dinner munchies, but really it all comes together in about an hour if you get your pumpkin ready ahead of time and requires very little work. Continue reading

Therapy

Therapy
As parents, and especially as mothers, we will walk through fire for our children to make sure they meet milestones and get whatever help they may need, however, once we hear the words that our children may need therapy, our hearts sink. You freeze. You start to wonder, “What you did wrong?” Continue reading

How to Prepare for the Holidays

How to Prepare for the Holidays
Preparing for the holidays can be a daunting task. Especially, when you grinding the hell out of some coffee, sporting the latest bedhead hairstyles, you can barely grab a shower, and the time in between toting your precious cargo around helping the rug rats with their homework, while attempting to get household chores complete, is nearly a joke Continue reading

Side Affects of Chemotherapy and Parenting

Side Affects of Chemotherapy and Parenting
Let me start by saying, chemotherapy sucks, plain and simple. Besides hopefully saving a cancer patient’s life, Chemotherapy might also deplete quality of life. Treatments afford a person many sacrifices and compromises. Time is precious and valuable. We are all racing against the clock, as we are all terminal. Chemotherapy is both against the clock and for the clock... Continue reading

Back to School Days

Back to School Days
Why Moms should celebrate “Back to School Day”? "I get it now! After dedicating seventy-three days straight and a few hours to my little bundles of joy, I could FINALLY understand why. I will let my shameful group text serve as proof." Continue reading