Being a single mom is hard. It is, without a doubt, the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I am so lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends and family members who want to help me, encourage...
Seasoned. The first time I heard that word was at my son’s parent-teacher conference describing his very experienced second grade teacher. I always thought it was such a silly word, mostly used in the kitchen when preparing a steak...
Every morning, I wake up and devote myself to a daily practice of time alone with myself, and I don’t feel selfish or guilty about it. It has taken many years for me to realize that I need my cup...
I must have been told by my kids a thousand times, "You never admit when you are wrong! You never say you are sorry!"  I wonder if it is their filtered perception (which is, of course, is their reality), or...
Let Me Re-Introduce Myself Moving may be a hobby at this point. At last count I have moved 34 times, which includes six different states, both coasts and the Midwest. I was lucky to grow up with divorced parents that...
We get 18 delicious summers with our children. This is one of your 18. If that is not perspective, I don’t know what is. - Jessica Scott This quote floats around the internet each summer and strikes me harder with...
Getting the Conversation Rolling We all get it: the dreaded "fine" response. When you ask, "How was your day, sweetie?" you are not hoping for a quick grunt of approval, are you? In your head do you imagine a thoughtful response...
Am I Really a Good Mom? I’m sure each of us, at some point, has asked that question. And honestly, if you have, you most likely are. I remember something my religious education teacher said when I was in elementary...
It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning and I have a two year old slung on my hip while my three year old and six year old each wrap themselves around a leg, the oldest waving dismissively. We're watching...
In “normal” times, the busyness of Wednesday afternoons is a running joke in our family. After a day of work, our family schedule typically looked like this: 3:00 p.m.:  The kids come home from school. 3:45 p.m.:  Leave the house to...

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Moms do it all, and that often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Carving out me-time seems impossible, but we not only deserve it,...