It’s that time of the year again…when you’re rushing around like a crazy person and trying to finish up your holiday shopping in addition to, you know, living your life and working and taking care of the kids and everything else. Well, there’s no need to panic or to stress. I partnered with some amazing […]
The Best Beauty Products for Tired Moms (Who Don’t Want to Look Tired)
Before I had kids, I treated my beauty regimen as a semi-religion. Protecting my skin was super important to me, and I worried that if I messed it up now, I would be in for a lifetime worth of repercussions. I told myself that having kids wouldn’t change that: I would always make the time […]
What the Heck Happened, 2017?
I am still alive. I repeat: I am still alive. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know this, but if you’ve been visiting this site, you may have been wondering if I fell off a cliff—probably figuratively, but maybe also literally. I didn’t, but it sure as hell felt like I did. […]
How to Get Organized for the Holidays—So You Can Enjoy Them!
When you’re in the throes of holiday shopping, planning, partying and cooking, your stress level can skyrocket. You’re trying to make things magical for your family, and you’re succeeding…but you’re starting to feel like the Grinch in the process. But wait—isn’t this whole holiday thing supposed to be fun? Ha! Is that even possible for […]
How Your Kids Can Have an Old-Fashioned Campout at Home
I’m going to be completely honest here: I love the idea of camping with kids, but I hate actual camping—with kids or without. Which oddly, doesn’t pose as much of a problem as one might think because I’m a mom and I have solutions! But first, my issues with camping. They’re numerous, but I’ll […]
Staycation Cocktails for Moms Who Sadly Aren’t Going Anywhere
I can try to convince myself that a staycation is just as good as a real vacation and list all the points as to why. I’m pretty convincing, too. You save money, but you can still have fun. You see your hometown with fresh eyes as you plan all sorts of cool, touristy activities […]
16 Strategies to Keep Kids Healthy During Cold and Flu Season
It’s not that I hate people. No, actually, that’s not true: I do hate people. When they’re sick and disgusting and in public and COUGHING ALL OVER MY CHILDREN, I really, really hate them. Last month, two people (on the same day!) coughed on my toddler while she was in her stroller. They didn’t cover […]
5 Things You Need to Keep Your Baby Warm This Winter
Baby, it’s cold outside…which means that your baby is cold. If you’re anything like me, reading those words are enough to give you heart palpitations. After all, you’re THE MOM. To do the bare minimum for that job, you need to provide your baby with the basics—and keeping your baby warm is as basic as […]
Day 7 at Home: Please Send Rescue!
Welcome to Day 7 of my captivity, the day that might finally break me. Or rather, the day that my 4-year-old might finally break me. It’s been a helluva week. The kiddo came home sick from preschool last Tuesday, and we’ve been here ever since. Well, almost. I took him to a […]
The Only Way That Damn Elf Will Be on My Shelf
Elf on the Shelf makes me weirdly angry. Before anyone freaks out, not the parents who employ his services. Just him. The idea of him. The look of him. HIM. Yes, there are plenty of philosophical reasons why I don’t like Elf on the Shelf, but let’s stick to the superficial stuff here—not the […]