Essentials to Bring on Family Summer Vacation

Before you know it, you’re vacation bound! Get out the suitcases, grab your swimsuit and tell the kiddos to jump in the car. Zoom to the airport and you will be one of millions of moms this month who jump into summer vacation season. Whoo—hooo! Relaxation, plus some well-needed family …

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re a brand new mama, perhaps this is your first official Mother’s Day…or maybe you’ve experienced 18 of these holidays and your babies have left the nest. No matter what age our children are, they will always be our babies. And every Mother’s Day (actually every …

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 …

Life Without Balance: Have 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. …

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, …

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 …

Spring 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 …

Best Skincare Tips for Moms: Interview with Dr. Paul Nassif

There is just something about seeing the bright, happy face of children that warms our heart. Kids just have that natural glow that can’t be bottled because it’s part pure wonder and never ending joy! With the focus on wellness now, I know all moms out there want to make …