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Am I Cut Out for This?

This week has been rough. The kids have been cranky, the house is in disarray, we all have cabin fever. As mothers, we can often feel overwhelmed. But every once in a while, when I feel especially exhausted and defeated, I can’t help but think to myself: “Am I cut out for this?” When I was […]

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It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what?  I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Smartphone Apps

So, you got your kid a smartphone. Seemed like a good idea at the time. They’re useful, increase social standing, AND OPEN YOUR KID’S LIFE UP TO ALL KINDS OF DANGERS. I don’t mean to alarm parents who unwittingly gave their freshman, eighth grader, fifth grader, little lamb a cell phone. Technology on its own is a very useful tool, but […]

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Don’t Lose Yourself to Motherhood

If I had one piece of advice to new moms out there, it would be this. Don’t lose yourself to motherhood. I’ve only been a mom for seven years, but amongst that time I’m created three little human beings. I’m a proud mom who is raising kids to “have fun, be kind, and learn a […]

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Things Moms Do Not Want to Wake Up To

Mornings are hard anyway, but as a new family of six (!), routines are being altered as we adjust to having doubled our household size. But over the last month, there have been several (unwanted) morning “surprises” around the house. And not all of them have been good ones. In no particular order, I present […]

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