It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but I’ve yet to meet a person who says it’s the easiest time of the year. Actually, let me rephrase that: I’ve yet to meet a mom who says that. It usually falls on us to secretly don our Santa hats late at night—and before the kids […]
Gifts in the Nick of Time!
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 […]
St. Patrick’s Day Fun: Learning with Your Little Leprechauns
St. Patrick’s Day used to look a lot different than it does today. Well, not for everyone. Of course, there’s still the green beer, the pub crawls, the new best friends you sing along with till the wee hours of the night and the embarrassing stories you won’t tell your grandchildren someday. That’s just not […]
This Holiday Season, I’m Grateful for Me
Yes, you read that right: I’m grateful for me. I can’t decide if that’s blasphemous or just flat-out weird for a mother to say. I know that I should be writing about how insanely grateful I am for my kids, and I am insanely grateful for them—always. That thought actually consumes me on a daily […]
Happy Holidays to My Favorite Moms: All of You!
Happy Holiday, ladies! I hope that the presents are wrapped, the kids are behaving and that you’re having a cocktail as a reward for all of your holiday magic-making. In lieu of that, I hope that you’ve grabbed a sufficient amount of chocolate (or gummy bears, in my case) from your secret stash, you’ve […]
All They Want for Christmas Is You
You know how whenever you get the most elaborate, expensive gift for your kids—that you’re so excited about because you think they’ll be so excited about it—all they want to do is play with the box? The damn box. Sigh. Now, I know that this changes as kids get older, but for little ones, the […]
How My Son Cured My Obsessive Christmas Disorder
It’s a Christmas miracle that my husband and I never got divorced over decorating our tree. Even though he’s never dared to say it, I know that he thinks I’m a Tree Nazi, which I don’t really mind…as long as I get to put my ornaments where I want them to go. Where they […]