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 …

How to Let Go: Dare to Be Unbalanced in Order to Let Life In

Balance. We all want it. It’s the Holy Grail for parents, career mavens, and single people everywhere. Balance is that thing other people have, while we barely hang on to our last overly-stressed thread. Sound familiar? What about these refrains? “I just need more balance in my life.” “I’m just …

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 …