The key to dealing with a picky eater

I bet that title got your attention. Well, unfortunately, this is not a post where I discovered the answer to an age-old parenting dilemna. If I had the answer, I’d be making a bazillion dollars pimping it on Dr. Oz, Ellen and the Today Show. Alas, I have no miracle cure for the picky eater…. [Read More]

A Simpler 2015 – Is It Too Much to Ask For?

2014 was a crazy and wonderful year for our family. Like most families, we had good news, bad news, tears of joy and tears of sadness. Personally, I battled some (non-major) health issues and had a rude awakening with some scary diagnoses from some of my closest family members, and as a result, am much… [Read More]

Moms can be scared of the dark too

Last night I heard a big bump upstairs in Mr. A’s room. It was about 11:30 and I sat straight up. Something was off. My mom alarm was going off incessantly. I couldn’t figure out what was happening. It was eerily quiet. I laid back down, thinking I must have been dreaming, but then I… [Read More]

I ran into an old friend – me


This weekend was a weekend unlike any weekend I’d had in awhile. I saw someone I hadn’t seen in quite a long time. Me. You see, this weekend I had a chance to connect with all facets of my life. I had business moments, family moments, marriage moments and friendship moments.  It was a miracle to… [Read More]

The box can’t hold me in

Wooden texture, wood background

  I am a woman, wife, mother, writer, marketer, friend, daughter, business woman, theater lover, and so much more. I like to drink a lot of coffee, read smutty books, laugh until my stomach hurts, dance, spend money, smooch my children and my husband, and put my toes in the sand. I don’t like to clean,… [Read More]

Chaos ensues

All the balls are in the air, whirling around my head at break neck speeds. I can’t catch my breath, let alone one single ball. That one single ball could be my relief. If I could just catch one ball, I might be able to relax, to let my shoulders and neck sink back into… [Read More]

Learning how to be bored is a life skill

It’s already started. “That’s SO BORING!! What are we going to do? I’m BORED.” After a weekend full of activity, god forbid, they have an hour where they have to find something to do for themselves. Miss E has already started asking “What are we going to do today?” They are about to learn that… [Read More]