There are few things in this world that make my blood boil quite like being called a “Pinterest Mom.” I actually don’t mind being associated with Pinterest, but I do mind the implied tone that comes with the “Pinterest Mom”...
Have you ever wished that you had a sign on your forehead that read, “Handle with Care,” or that there was part of your personal history that everyone was automatically aware of so they could treat you extra gently...
When I was offered the opportunity to participate in a postpartum/pelvic floor yoga class presented by The Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, a little voice inside told me to DO IT.  I have never been to a formal yoga class,...
My pregnancy with my first-born was organized, bullet journaled, and crafted to the extreme. You might say that it was “Pinterest-perfect.” This time around, however, is the complete opposite. While I am preparing for a baby to join our family...
One of the hardest times for me as a parent was the year that my son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It wasn’t due to the fact of his autism diagnosis, but due to the fact that...
I am conflicted about Kobe Bryant's complex legacy and tragic death.   Bryant was a basketball legend and one of the greatest players of all time who tragically died on January 26, 2020. A legend, and a giant among giants....
I will never forget the words the doctor spoke while I was in labor and delivery with my daughter, before I’d even seen her myself: “She has tons of hair, and it’s so blonde!” After her first bath, it was...
This summer, my four-year-old son, Manny became obsessed with the number 11. He counts out blocks, toy cars, and candy pieces to 11. He asks what number is bigger 11 or 46, 11 or 4, 11 or 9. He...
I try to be as open as possible with my daughters about both the physical and emotional symptoms of menstruation. Growing up, I knew nothing about menstruation or the various devices available to manage your menstrual cycle. I never saw...
I don’t know why I thought adjusting to the teen years would be an easy task. I assumed that my girls would just be more independent and happier, while still enjoying being around their mother. It seems as though...
Here’s to a new year, a new decade, and a new beginning. Each year seems to go by faster and faster. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for daily tasks, nor enough days in the...
Does anyone else ever create resolutions for the new year, only to not follow up on them? I always have the best intentions on January first, but by March, my excitement has waned and those good intentions give way...
Truth - I’m not very organized by nature.  I’m pretty laid back and messy. If you don’t believe me, take a look at my car or dresser - or ask my husband (he’d be happy to tell you allllll about...
Most moms wait patiently - or not so patiently- for that golden hour of the night when the house is quiet. Sure, we should probably be sleeping, but having a moment for ourselves is such a luxury. I have on...

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