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My Husband Cleaned My Closet & Here’s Why That’s A Big Deal.
Today my husband cleaned my closet. You may be thinking “big whoop.” Or If you are like me, you are thinking and gleefully exclaiming “this is a really BIG WHOOP!”...Read more
I May Have Lost My Father, But I’ll Never Be Without Him (Or His Lessons).
My father may be gone, but the lessons he imparted on me aren’t. When you lose someone you love, it’s all sorts of traumatic; there is so much pain and...Read more
My 6-Yr-Old Daughter Is Already Everything I Have Wanted To Be My Whole Life.
How can it be that an almost 6-year-old already possesses all of the qualities I have yet to find in myself? How can it be that my young daughter is...Read more
I’m Someone’s Grandchild But I Need To Be A Better One.
My kids make terrific grandchildren. If that sounds like I’m boasting a bit, I am. But, I’m not exaggerating. And, #sorrynotsorry because when it comes to grandchildren and their everloving...Read more
Forget Diamonds — A Daddy Is A Girl’s Best Friend.
My Daughter, What is it about Daddy that has you so enamored? Is it his smile? Is it the way he makes you laugh, practically all of the time, even...Read more
If People Had Hearts Like Dogs, We Would Be Better Humans.
If people had hearts like dogs… We would be better humans. We would relax more. We would take up space without guilt. We would love “our people” unconditionally. We would find and...Read more
You Say ‘Dance Mom’ Like It’s A Bad Thing But I Say It With Pride.
Last night I watched athletes. I had the extreme pleasure of observing talented, hardworking, motivated, dedicated, poised, and breathtakingly beautiful girls, ages 5 – 18, make a basketball court their...Read more
If You Need Me In The Next Hour, I’ll Be On The Couch — Guilt-Free.
I’ve always been good at hide-and-seek, but I never thought I would be so so good at hiding in plain sight. As mothers, we are our children’s world, and when...Read more
Dear Husband, Let’s Get Drunk In Ways We Won’t Need Or Want To Recover From.
Hey, hun, how’s it going? Are you feeling a bit weighted down by the stress of your job, parenting three children, and having a house and multiple futures to plan...Read more
Dear Husband, Our Marriage Is Not What I Ever Intended It To Be.
Dear Husband: This is not what I intended; for us to turn into two overtasked and ungrateful strangers who live like roommates in their untidy, cluttered, and kid-packed home. Yes,...Read more
How I Interpret My Fitness Coach’s Instruction To “Never Miss A Monday.”
“Never miss a Monday.” I hear it — yep, you guessed it (smarty pants) every Monday — when I drag my tired butt into Orangetheory Fitness in South Tampa for...Read more
5 Lessons My 5-Year-Old Son Has Taught Me About Life.
Five. That’s how old my handsome, intelligent, kind and comedic son turns today. It’s also the number weeks early he was when the little man decided he just had to...Read more
To The Woman At Starbucks Who Spanks Her Kid, What I Want You To Know.
To the woman at Starbucks who just threatened to spank her kid, I judged you. Scratch that. I am judging you. Yea — that judgment thing that we mothers are...Read more
Moms-To-Be, I Want You To Deliver More Than Just Your Baby.
If you are expecting, then you are going to want to pummel me for saying this, but just bear with me… After carrying that sweet, angelic, tiny bundle of love...Read more
It’s Okay To Feel Discouraged But Don’t Feel Defeated — Tomorrow Is A New Day.
Discouraged. It’s what you feel when you’re stagnant in your career. It’s what you feel when you’re exercising five days a week, eating moderately healthy, and yet the scale just won’t...Read more