The real reason I’m sad preschool is ending

My Preschool Squad

Every afternoon (unless it’s raining), Monday through Thursday, you can find me on the preschool playground, surrounded by a group of women. It’s been this way since the fall of 2011. Some years there were more of us, other years a few less. But we were always there. We commiserate about parenting woes – children… [Read More]

We’re all wearing war paint

Beautiful young fashion woman with military style clothing and face paint make-up, khaki colors, halloween celebration

I just can’t anymore. Every time I open up my computer or pull up something on my phone, it’s negative. There is constantly some sort of war. Mommy wars. Political wars. Blogging wars. ACTUAL wars. It’s too much. Is there a deserted island I can run off too? As much as I am grateful to be… [Read More]

Jet Lag and Inspiration…my thoughts on Mom 2

Jump

Apparently I have to adult today. I don’t want to. Instead, I want to crawl back under the covers and not come out again for a few days. I’m in denial that life is waiting for me outside my bedroom door. The kids have to go to school. The laundry (eventually) has to get done. There… [Read More]

Nice gets a bad rap

Marie Forleo Quote

I was scrolling through my inbox last week and a subject line caught my eye. It was a simple question but one that spoke volumes to me. Is Your Kindness Viewed As Weakness? I usually delete the emails from Marie Forleo (then why subscribe you ask? No idea) but instead I actually took the time to read… [Read More]

A first for me in over seven years

So something amazing happened this weekend. I got to be home alone…in my house. I know this may not sound like a big deal to some of you. Don’t I work from home? Yes, I am alone in my house four days a week. But that’s not time for me. That’s time for work, cleaning,… [Read More]

Small Business Spotlight: KEEP Collective

Join Keep Collective

This week the spotlight is on me and the business I launched in January – KEEP Collective. When I signed up, it was COMPLETELY out of character for me. I’m not a sales person. You know those people that could talk to a wall and it would probably talk back? That is not me. Sales make… [Read More]

Let’s talk about coffee

I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was 16. Back then, I was drinking “froo-froo” drinks at Caribou with my besties. We’d drink lattes and frozen concoctions while sitting around being cool and relevant to the 90’s society. As I got older, I started drinking regular coffee, always with cream and sugar. For the most… [Read More]

Life happens…and we just keep going.

beach and waves

I feel like I’ve been absent lately — from here, my online world. I think I have something to say and yet when I sit down to write, nothing happens. The cursor just blinks, mocking me. I stare at the empty page willing the words to pour out of me. They don’t. There’s been a… [Read More]

A letter to my daughter on her fifth birthday

E, age 5

Happiest of Birthdays to my sweet little girl, I am sort of in denial that you are now five. Five sounds so very big to me. It’s not a toddler and most certainly, not a baby . But that doesn’t change the fact that you are and always will be MY baby. You’ve grown a… [Read More]

Embracing the chaos

I’m not sure what’s happened in the last 10 days, but life has all of a sudden gone a little haywire. I had an amazing weekend two weeks ago full of friends, my family and all sorts of yummy food. Then it all went to crap. My daughter got the stomach flu.  I won’t go… [Read More]