Moms

Social Media Is Not Real Life

Our social media posts rarely depict real life. Scan your latest social feed and it’s likely flooded with the perfect photo. People are often smiling and always happy, often posing...

How to Be a Working Mom

This may seem like a silly post – after all, we don’t need to give advice on how to be a working dad. Men just get to work and be a dad, no questions asked. However, the other day, a...

Advocate for Breast Health

It was April 1st and my 32nd birthday. My husband, Michael, and I stood over our seven-month old’s crib as he lay sleeping. I smiled at Michael and started crying. “I have pure joy,”...

Just Wear the Goshdarn Bikini

We just returned from a seven-day trip to Florida. And by “we” I mean myself, my six and four year old, and my youngest who is almost two. My husband was there for the first few days...

Playdate Vetting

How well do you know your kids’ friends and their parents? How well should you? My youngest daughter (3) was recently invited to a classmate’s house for a playdate.  The child’s...

The (Play)dating Game

“I’m so glad you’re normal, like me!” Emily, my new local mom friend and mother of three said with a huge sigh of relief. We were in the barn while the kids rubbed their hands all...

Nothing Lasts Forever

The need to potty train my toddler came up frequently in my circles. Friends and family would tell me “she’s ready” and “you just need do it”. My daughter is...