Lessons from My Son

I have two sons. One is very much like me; he looks like me, he can be anxious like me, he even twists his hair when he is in deep thought like I do. Because it is so obvious we are cut from the same cloth, our personalities have been …

Life Without Balance: Having It All By Not Having It All

I’ve never been one to want it all. It just took me a really long time to realize it. I function better when I want less. When I get all want-y, I get overwhelmed and forget things. Through the years I have discovered my truths: o I don’t care about …

How to Recover from an Epic Mom Fail

Recently, I booked a special trip with my eight-year-old son, Jack. We were going to Cancun, Mexico to meet up with friends of mine and help on a service trip. We were spending three days helping to support a dad with three boys and rebuild their house and their lives. …

Help Your Kids Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

As women—and especially mothers—we want to ensure everyone is comfortable and happy. We can’t help ourselves; it’s instinctive. When it comes to our kids? We will do anything to save them from heartache. I remember watching my son walk into his kindergarten room on his first day of school. He …

How to Co-Parent When You’re Separated

Fifteen years ago, I was knee-deep in planning my wedding, had just bought my first house and was debating whether I would take my fiancé’s last name. These all seemed like the biggest decisions I would ever make in my life. But they weren’t. After two months of wedded bliss, …

Summer YUM: Chocolate + Fresh Berries Chia Pudding

We all love chocolate. Most of us have heard of chia seeds. Put them together, and this recipe can be eaten for breakfast or as a snack. Either way it’s delicious. This recipe is for all my breakfast lovers out there, and for those of you who are always on …

5 Ways to Practice Self-Love

Self-love: Read all about it. While it’s wonderful to find new ways to love your partner, your children and your friends and family, we thought it might be nice to share a bit about self-love. As a mother, it can be tricky to find the time to love yourself, especially …

How to Plan a Weekend Away from Your Kids

I’m writing this in my underwear from a hotel room in Boston. I slept until 7:30am this morning, which in my house is the kind of luxury usually reserved for my birthday. Yesterday, she and I saw our first movie in a theater since July 2015. We waited two and …

Confessions of a Mom with a Strong-Willed Child

I yell at my kids. I’ve grabbed my son Jack by the arm and literally dragged him to his room. I have slapped his hand, spanked his butt and told him I’m moving to California and never coming back. None of this I’m proud of. It actually haunts me at …

The Best On-The-Go Salad!

A large bowl of nutritious goodness awaits you, and it is only 30 minutes away! This on-the-go salad is perfect for busy families, if you’re looking to eat better or simply because you love eating anything out of a jar (that’s me!). The salad ingredients are perfect examples of how …