Five years ago, my most pressing grocery dilemma was deciding between organic and non-organic. Now I struggle to keep enough healthy and nutritious food in the house for my family of four. Last month I went to a food...
As I head to pick up my son from school I find myself singing Alice Cooper School's Out and DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Summer Time and feeling giddy excitement. It's the last day of school! No...
I’ve been a member of the work-from-home moms club for 7 years now. Initially, I primarily taught online. I did so early in the morning or late at night when my kids were sleeping and/or my husband was home. Then, 5 years...
Summer camp is awesome, but it can also be scary. My daughter was both excited and terrified for her first week at sleepaway camp. Her first camp experience happened to occur in the period right after the pandemic, so drop-off...
It was a day I feared but never actually expected to come. My husband and I were both home despite it being a Monday. I nervously sat on the couch, fidgeting with my ring, and told my husband I...
Global warming is real. Whether you like that statement or not, global warming is happening right now. Since the Industrial Revolution, and even before then, humans have polluted the earth with smoke and chemicals. We destroyed ecosystems and cut...
I just signed up for my fourth year being the team mom for one of my son's sports teams. I truly love being a team mom, but that's not saying it's all picture-perfect. As a team mom, I’m responsible...
It’s midnight and I’m still awake. I have Mom-Somnia. Which roughly translates to I’m a sleepless mom.  The lights are off and my husband and dog are both snoring next to me. They fall asleep so easily. Jerks. Wait, do...
I was 11 when I started thinking about suicide. Don’t get me wrong, I never made a plan or tried to kill myself. But when I was 11, I thought about killing myself more often than I do now....
It was a long and difficult winter inside with a four-year-old, the shockingly bright sun offered a break in the spring rains. After a quick scroll through Instagram’s toothy, smiling Good Moms stirring empty mixing bowls in their white...
Mother’s Day is the saddest day of the year for me. I am a motherless mother and, for me, Mother’s Day is just a reminder of that fact. Even having children of my own, who I love and adore, and...
Taylor Swift just released a new album. Maybe you’ve heard of it? The Tortured Poets Department, or TTPD, is a testament to Taylor's immense talent and willingness to be open and vulnerable. I’ve seen a lot of complaints about...
As moms, we're all finding our way in the beautiful, messy journey of motherhood. From sleepless nights to endless diaper changes to preteen sass and the widely held teenage belief that parents know absolutely nothing, moms who are neck-deep...
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying "Be kind to others; you never know what someone else is going through." I’ve always believed in this statement, but it’s never been as pertinent to me as it has for the last...

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