Parenthood

Finding perspective in the dog days of summer (and parenting)

Finding perspective in the dog days of summer (and parenting)

This originally appeared in the pages of the July 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  With just a month left of summer break, it seems as though we’re faced with two realities: The official downhill slide of summer vacation. Refrains of “I’m boooooored! There’s NOTHING to do!” gaining momentum. Ahhh, […]

Breaking up with the Binky: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Breaking up with the Binky: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Neither of my girls (now almost 4 and 2), were ever very interested in a pacifier. I am pretty sure we briefly used one at the hospital, and maybe for a couple of weeks after returning home (we have a small stash), but that was seriously it. So we never really had to deal with […]

Mom’s top 8 3rd grade lessons learned

Mom’s top 8 3rd grade lessons learned

With that beautiful last day of school looming, it’s time again for this mama to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned this 3rd grade year (a tradition started back in kindergarten). This schoolyear was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for our girl, and every time my mama bear worries threatened to overwhelm, my husband […]

Stages of Parenting

Stages of Parenting

from the pages of the September 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here! Parenthood is quite the rollercoaster, isn’t it? Pre kids there are so many things we think and assume – a.k.a. the lies we tell ourselves. Number 1 being that we are ready for this great big adventure! […]

Tales of a Not-So-SuperMom: Where’s My Cape?

Tales of a Not-So-SuperMom: Where’s My Cape?

from the pages of the August 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  Remember the “Super Friends” cartoon? It would come on Saturdays at 6am, and I would be sitting in front of the TV clad in Holly Hobby pj’s awaiting the weekly adventures of the Justice League: Wonder Woman, […]