Cranberry Brie Appetizer

Cranberry Brie Appetizer
Good food and the holidays are synonymous. Sure, we celebrate with family, gather together to share gifts and memories, but the one thing that is always constant: are the delicious family recipes.. So, I'd like to share my favorite holiday appetizer, which is simple to make and a total crowd pleaser. Continue reading

Your Side of the Bed

Your Side of the Bed
We didn’t know then, that our kiss would lead to marriage, babies, dogs, and multiple separations due to your military career. Maybe the largest life adjustment for us was my diagnosis of... Continue reading

A Mom’s Hair Journey

A Mom’s Hair Journey
Becoming a mother brought a new challenge to my appearance, not including the weight gain and stretch marks, but hair loss made its debut. I started to notice the temples first. Each “Mom bun” I rocked showed scalp stripes and smaller buns. Then, my stylist took the dreaded “before” picture during an afternoon appointment, which changed my perception of my hair... Continue reading

Teaching Life Skills With Each #OOTD

Teaching Life Skills With Each #OOTD
My first reaction was, “I can’t let you go in public dressed like a clown.” Then, I remembered a piece of parenting advice I had received, “pick your battles”. Was this a battle I wanted to have each day, or could I learn to let this strong willed child take the wheel? I chose the latter, and can proudly say that my decision was correct. With weather appropriate guidelines, I allowed for my daughter to dress herself. Continue reading

Closing The Factory

Closing The Factory
Motherhood, to do or not to do, that is the question. However in my case, it was more like; to cease and desist or keep on keepin on. How does one determine the right time, if ever, to close the factory? This can be a difficult decision to make, but for me it was easier than... Continue reading

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

To the Aunts, Thank You.

To the Aunts, Thank You.

Growing up I was surrounded by incredible women. My parents had an amazing group of friends that were family to us. I always referred to them as aunts and uncles, not even realizing that we weren’t related at all. As a child, DNA meant nothing when it came to who family was. Family consisted of the people that loved me and made me feel safe. These Aunts of mine were instrumental in raising me, even though they didn’t have to be.

My Aunts were there for my mom when I was an unruly toddler. They were there for me when Continue reading

Yes, The Kids Are Fine

Yes, The Kids Are Fine

It happens every day. Multiple times a day. I receive a text or a phone call and the first question asked is, “How are the kids?” If you are a mother like me, you know this all too well. “How are the kids,” is a question we answer to just about every person we talk with, whether it’s online, in person or over the phone. People want to know about the kids. Well, what about me? I want someone to ask me how I am doing, how MY day going, what’s new in my world,

I think as mothers we Continue reading