Hey y’all, and welcome to my new series called “Get in My Bag!” This is ...
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You know when it’s coming: your child will bring home many, many colorful order forms the days preceding the event, showcasing all the goods that are about the explode in your child’s school library. The only time of year children can convince their parents to buy expensive character erasers because the money goes to “help […]
Halfway through college I got a nickname that stuck with me until my late twenties: Monica. As in, Monica Gellar, the totally Type A character from the TV show Friends. It was my junior year when the nickname stuck. I threw great themed parties in my immaculately clean and trendy one bedroom apartment in Nashville. […]
There. I said it. Breastfeeding sucks… sometimes. Not all the time! For some of you, breastfeeding was easy and beautiful. If that is you, I applaud you. You are my superhero and I wish your blessed breastfeeding boobies and babies on every single new mom from this day forth to all eternity. But new moms… […]
It seems like these days, alone time with my baby boy is rare. Always having family close by since his birth has been wonderful, but I struggle with our lack of alone time. My uterus cries when he is not near me, as if a piece of me is missing. And even when I hold […]
Where are you at on your resolutions for this year? Yeah…I scrapped my list before it ever really got started. So, I choose not to make resolutions anymore. Mainly, it’s because I am completely inadequate at achieving them, and frankly, remembering them past February hasn’t served me well, either. This decision has left me feeling […]
Once upon a time, I was a young mother with three little bitties who planned her life around grocery shopping. Each week, I would scour Pinterest and allrecipies.com as I made out my meal plan and the Almighty List. Then, on whatever day I could muster up the energy, I would pack the diaper bag with […]
I’m not usually one for clickbait, but there is one subject that gets me every time. Self-care. Despite my morning pep-talk, I am not actually Wonder Woman…unless WW also felt like she needed a nap most of the day and lived on coffee. I love seeing the ways other moms get their me time in. […]
As Moms, we worry about everyone else’s bums. There are diapers to change. Potty training to tackle. I even clean up after my dog on walks. But, as is often the case, Mom’s bum takes a back seat. That is until Mom’s bum refuses to be ignored. If you have a delicate stomach, stop right […]
Yes, go ahead and call me old-fashioned, but I read the newspaper. Perhaps it’s the journalist in me (I majored in journalism in college). Perhaps it is just as much a morning ritual as drinking my coffee. Maybe it was my grandparents’ influence on me; all those years that I observed them sipping coffee in […]
Hey y’all, and welcome to my new series called “Get in My Bag!” This is going to be my new monthly post (only if you guys love it), which will showcase my absolute favorites and must-haves — pretty much anything I’m loving at the moment. It can be anything from makeup, child products, skincare, or […]
Running isn’t rocket science. One foot in front of the other at a quick rate. Easy peasy. But, to run correctly and prevent injury? That’s the hard part. After coaching several couch to 5k running groups, I’ve picked up on the most common misconceptions and how to decrease your chance at injury. Gear Shoes Proper […]
The other day on Facebook I read that my friend’s three year old son was being bullied. Not just day-to-day kid stuff; he was actually bullied. A three year old. It broke my heart. This started a conversation about how and why three year olds could be so unkind to another child. Where on Earth […]