Homework. We've all dreaded hearing the word come from the mouth of our teachers. Though some loved receiving an assignment that needed to be completed at home, others felt nothing but frustration. Homework is not something that is new in...
I received an email from an old colleague slash friend a few days ago. The email said that she had lost my number, was let go from her job, and had a baby less than a year ago. I couldn’t...
Dear Man that told me “boys will be boys”, I get it, kids do things that embarrass us. I am not blaming you for your son jumping on top of mine in an effort to steal his new Hotwheel car....
Dear Binky, You have been the little helper every mother needs and wants. When you are around, the world is quiet and peaceful, the colors are brighter, and I am actually able to drink my coffee in peace. You came...
When I told my husband I would be writing a post on nagging, he laughed. Why you ask? Because I deal with this nagging battle on a daily basis and my husband knows of this struggle. I quickly followed...
If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent many hours daydreaming about space travel; maybe you’ve even considered home décor for retirement on Mars. So, when I heard of an opportunity to watch the Orion parachute tests, I knew I...
Anyone who has survived a Phoenix summer knows that in addition to the heat,  we have to contend with the rain, thunderstorms and dust storms associated with monsoon season. But while WE can quickly Google what to do during a...

Breastfeeding Saved Me

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week! I love this week long celebration focused on protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding moms throughout the world. I realize that breastfeeding is not for everyone, whether by choice or by circumstance, but for me,  personally,...
As I write this, our state in experiencing the most historic movement in public education since…really, ever. With an affirmative vote of teachers from across the state, a walk-out has been scheduled to protest the need for increased funding...
As a new school year begins, so does the scheduling and so do the inevitable school mornings. Getting our lives organized is essential to getting to school on time and with all necessary items. And this my friends is...
Every aspect of parenting is "go big" or "go home now." From pregnancy announcements and gender reveals to the first birthday bash; it’s all a party these days.  That’s probably why Pink’s latest celebration is sure to take off...
Legging lovers ... I'm here to set the record straight! Some of you may have read this recent blog post about the forty dollar "buttah" leggings and the over zealous consultants trying to trick you into joining their online shopping groups with the hopes...
When I see those moms who have more than two kids and are really rocking it, I find myself in awe. I just don’t think I could do it. I always knew that I wanted more than one baby, but it wasn't...
I know people generally mean well, I do. But sometimes, when it comes to our kids, even those with the best of intentions inadvertently do things that can make parents cringe. Most of them involve someone – many times...
If you spend any time watching Lifetime's Countdown To Christmas, you'd get the impression that the Holiday season is about families filled with peace and love gathered around golden turkeys cooked to perfection. But of course we know that's...
Dear Fall Heat,  Let's jump right into it friend, it's time for you to skedaddle. It's been a fun summer and we had a blast, but we need a change. It's for sure you, not me. Not to sound ungrateful, I appreciate all...
When selling your home, put on your big girls pants, and buckle up!  Prepare for your privacy to be invaded and to be judged for every. little. thing. “That couch is ugly.” - You were planning on leaving your furniture...
Video Gaming Then & Now I remember when my family got our video gaming console in the 1980s. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, where summers were for running around outdoors, but the winters could be brutally...
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."  Socrates Well here it is.  2016.  A new year.  Full of hopes and dreams and lists of all the...

New “Mom-isms”

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Our little girl turned one a couple months ago and I’m having a hard time figuring out where that year went! I must have blinked. It took us a few years to have our daughter, so the fact that she’s...
On the day before I was scheduled to return to work after 12 weeks of maternity leave I had a list of 3 simple steps (don't worry you're not the only one who is now mentally singing the Agent...
A few years ago, while attempting to complete my Masters, I took a psych course called "The Family: A Psychological Perspective." We were suppose to introduce ourselves and I got stuck. I had been in "mama mode," and it...

Bonding Time!

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Labor Day weekend was a blast for my family! We took a trip to Disneyland with my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and some close family friends. For my mom's birthday she invited me to walk the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon....
Let me start by saying that I know nothing I'm going to say is going to be "news" to any parent.  I'm not experiencing anything that any of you aren't, or haven't over and over again ... perhaps to...
Your name is something you have from the very beginning. From that first breath, you enter the world with an identity, a name. After six years of marriage and two kids, my name is still a little riddle that...

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