Month: April 2017

I Am Not Pinterest Mom…Just The Queen Of Pinterest Fails

I remember when Pinterest first came around. My brain is a little foggy from loss of brain cells since that time, but I’d say it was around 2012 when it started gaining widespreadย pandemoniumย popularity. I remember this because it was also the year that I had my second child…13 months after having my first. Yes, I ...

I Am A Mother And I Drink. I Am Not The Devil.

Everyone has something that calms them down, helps them to relax, and brings them inner peace. Everybody has a vice, so to speak. This is especially true after a long day. A release from stress, life, parenting, work, whatever. For me, it’s alcohol. Always has been. I get that life is not a competition, but ...

Be Affectionate With Your Kids. They Need It. And So Do You.

I can count on one hand how many times my mother told me that she loved me. And I can count on two fingers how many times she told me that I made her proud. Those words matter. Not only to a child, but also to an adult. When I was growing up, had it ...

Learning To Unplug From Life–And Work

Because every person needs a break sometimes.

Time Is Always The Best Medicine When It Comes To Family

For people who are siblings, often times there are many things in common. Which, coming from the same parents, doesn’t sound so surprising. Sometimes these similar traits can serve as something to bond over, and other times it can be a source of frustration and even pain. Spending your childhood with a sibling only to ...

Why It’s Okay To Admit You Can’t Do It All

Five years ago I never would have been in this position. Heck, even two years ago I wouldn’t have. For years I spent far too much energy focusing on appearing as the โ€œSupermomโ€ that could do everything with ease. I even wrote about it once for a writing job. Surely if I read that blog ...