I'm doing the aimless scroll through my newsfeed on Facebook. I see a friend saying what a wonderful time she had with other friends. WHAT?!? Where was my invite? Am I not one of the cool moms? Am I...
I'm no New Year's Eve Scrooge, but as a parent, I'm feeling stingy. I just don't have enough energy to give to New Year's Eve. As a parent of three kiddos, I'm celebrating New Year's Eve pressure free. I don't want...
I have discovered in my years as a Stay-at-home Mom that the easiest way for me to live with my irrational, emotional terrorist of a toddler is to keep him busy. That usually means being out and about on...
Tomorrow we leave the sandy beaches of Tampa and head to the Smoky Mountains. For me, this means hours on the road, in a small, confined space, with a 10, 6, and 3 year old. The question then becomes,...
As I celebrated Mothers Day a few weeks ago, I started thinking of the women who influenced my upbringing. I had the privilege of growing up very close to my grandmother and great grandmothers. Dorothy, my maternal great-grandmother, was...
After the road trip research was done. Then we got going on our road trip with kids from Tampa to Toronto and back. I was surprised by how smooth the trip went. It’s not like I anticipated awful things. I...
Many moms these days are hustling hard, climbing corporate ladders and taking over as bread winner in the family. Stay at home dads are on the rise and the conventional sense of “family”’ is changing. Despite that, many working...
Families are quickly adapting to changes based on current events and COVID-19. Families are learning how to manage school closures, changes to travel plans, and working from home. Some families have caregivers on the front lines as essential workers...
When you live in the sunshine state, you can count on three things: Amazing weather, weird news stories, and lots of northern visitors. Over time, I have figured out a few things about successful hosting – things that leave...
When I used to hear the buzz word "self-care," I would roll my eyes. I didn't think it was for me. I thought it was reserved for rich housewives with nannies and too much time on their hands- a...

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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...