Hey Mom, Get Out of Your Own Damn Way

I know that you're currently cussing at me under your breath and you're already thinking that this is click bait.  Well, of course, I want you to click, but I promise you, there is nothing click bait about it.  I want you to look at yourself.  Dig deep.  And think...

Confessions of a Nerdy Mom

I've had this blog for a few years now, I've also had a number of other blogs during the same time.  What I've always struggled with is joining my passions.  I LOVE being a mom.  I think it's one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given.  I am deep down a nerd....

My New Favorite Snack For Me Time: Yoplait Mix-Ins

Don’t get me wrong, I love my children more than words can say, but I relish those moments of peace like any mom does. Now, instead of grabbing a candy bar to eat in those few, glorious moments, I’m grabbing Yoplait Mix-Ins.

Five Things I’d Do With A Mom’s Day Off

I dream big, folks. I’m dreaming about a day in which I have zero responsibilities. Zero worries. Zero cares. Dreaming of a day when the house doesn’t fall apart if I choose to leave for one day. Everyone’s meals are made by someone else....

Facing the Darkness

Within the first few months of being a new mother I knew something was wrong. I wasn't feeling like me. It was more than just feeling sad. It was more than being exhausted. Something was off, and I couldn't put my finger on what exactly it was. I suspected it was...

Being A Mom Is Powerful

Every day I look into my sweet daughter's face. I can't help but think this is the face of someone who has given my husband and I more poop adventures than we thought we would ever encounter. It is the face of the little girl who spit up in my mouth (much to my...

It’s Almost Never The Things You Plan

As I’m working on this piece, I’m fighting the urge to toggle through web pages to plan the perfect fall season events for my family. Should we attempt the Family Series Symphony or the Children’s Theatre performance of Charlie Brown Christmas? Which pumpkin...

Fernweh – Homesick For A Place You’ve Never Been

Fernweh. Wanderlust. Whatever you call it, all of a sudden I'm itching to get out of town. I love our house. And our neighborhood. And living so close to the city. And I love our life here, but... I kind of want to go somewhere else. I don't know why. I don't know...

Crying, and Screaming, and Tears, Oh My!

You're probably right smack dab in the middle of the seasons changing: the colorful leaves, pumpkins everywhere, and all those things that mark the beginning of the Holiday season. Me? I'm also currently experiencing the seasons changing, all right: the...

Grain-Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Our household is mostly gluten and dairy-free, and in addition we limit the amounts of other grains that we consume. I say “mostly” because while the kids and I follow this strictly, my husband enjoys an occasional sandwich or bowl of ice cream. And while we have...