Valentines Moms REALLY Want

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and men everywhere are trying to figure out how to make the women (hopefully just ONE woman, actually) in their lives swoon. But here’s the thing…we moms don’t need flowers, chocolates, or wine. Those should be surprises for when we have a really crappy day at work or are up […]

45 Things To Be Thankful For

Let’s face it…2016 has been a ROUGH year. Violence, hatred, a heated election season…it’s been pretty miserable. Thank goodness the Cubs were able to provide a highlight in what has been an otherwise horrible year. But instead of being down in the dumps and depressed this Thanksgiving, I’m focusing on finding the joy and you […]

How to be a Fun Mom

So, I’m going to be brutally honest with you right now. This summer wiped me out. By Labor Day, I was a shell of my former self, mindlessly pouring bowls of cereal and counting down the days to school. Why? It was probably a mix of the stress of moving (thank goodness that’s all over!), […]

Why I Need a Vacation From My Summer Vacation

I need a vacation from summer vacation. Seriously. I can’t take one more day of sweating at the zoo, avoiding the scalding hot slides at the park, or packing the car one more time for a beach trip. Seriously. I just can’t do it. And for those of you who keep posting “summer please don’t […]

Why Motherhood Should Be an Olympic Sport

Like many Americans and sports enthusiasts around the world, I am getting Olympic Fever. But here’s the thing…I feel like I am competing in the Olympics every day. I might not have the physique or talent as the amazing athletes representing their countries from around the world, but I feel like I should be winning […]

Mom’s Club of Love and Loss

Mother’s Day is such a wonderful day to celebrate all that moms do. But what about those who want to avoid the brunches and big hoopla because they bring up difficult memories?  So many of us are celebrating Mother’s Day even though our moms are no longer with us, or some of us are struggling […]