What is a Comfort circle? I have my own definition of what this means for me. To me, it means pushing myself to explore other social and professional relationships. This summer I opened my own business. This venture into...
I love baking. It is hands down one of my favorite holiday activities. Admittedly I don’t love baking with my kids. I tend to be neurotic about cookies that aren’t equal or perfectly round; or overflowing cups of flour...
I’ve said it a million times, and I’m sure you have as well: “We’re just living in ‘survival mode’ right now”…  It can be painful, it can be taxing, and it can feel never-ending; particularly during those years full of...
We all know the story about the wicked stepmother enslaving Cinderella. The evil woman didn’t want to let her go the ball. It took a fairy godmother and some mice to transform Cinderella and help her escape the wrath...

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My girlfriend lost her son this week. He was 21 months old and his name is Sawyer. It's been a week of hell... And I'm sure the weeks and months to come won't be much better. Last Thursday, they went to the...
Packing my bags to go on vacation used to be so much easier before I had my son. This past weekend I took my first toddler-free girls trip since his birth. Traveling has always been fascinating to me. I...
One of my all-time favorite television shows is "Parks and Recreation" - a comedy about the inner workings of local government through the lens of the parks department. Its main character, Leslie Knope, loves to create special days commemorating...
1. Denial. There is no way in hell it has been 20 years since I graduated high school. I mean, seriously. I still have my favorite Violent Femmes t-shirt in a drawer. 20 years. Simply not possible. 2. Self evaluation....
OK, so I'm not really sure how many moms out there can identify with my story, but I'm going to tell it anyway. I am a misfit Mom. This sounds self-deprecating... and in a way it is. I am...
People who know me understand that I hate winter. The snow is not my natural habitat, especially since I’m a native Floridian. Some Floridians think snow is this magical, mythological, and wonderful creation. I believe these are the ones...

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...