Why Our Kids Need to Be Okay With Mommy Screen Time


It's six o'clock on a Sunday night. I've spent the last ten hours cooking, cleaning and getting my house ready for the week ahead. I'm tired, worn down and could care less that I have a can's worth of enchilada sauce sprayed all over my clothes. All I want to do is collapse on the sofa with a good book. Wait, I can't. Why? That would be because my book is on my iPad and I just got done balancing my bank account on my phone after I used my laptop to look up a recipe. For an entire hour my … [Read more...]

Them Before Us

What We Said

Today’s post is part of my What We Said series. Each month I share a conversation that represents what my life is all about. As I prepare to write these posts each month, I can’t help but think that conversations just like these are taking place all over the world, in every town, on every street. We’re all busy moms just trying to juggle the daily demands of life with our own needs and wants. I think today’s conversation reflects one of the core concepts of parenting: them before us. … [Read more...]

Writer’s Wine


July is gone. When did that happen? If I look back at 2014 so far, it's all going so fast and I'm changing so much as a person. I'm finally becoming the person I've always wanted to be: a writer. This week's #welcomehome photo is validation of that fact: I'm a writer. On Tuesday I found out that I will be attending the Ridgefield Writer's Conference in September. Attendees are accepted into the one day workshop program based on a one page sample submission. I submitted the first page of my … [Read more...]

Wake Up Call

wakeup call

I have a nasty habit. In my book, it’s deplorable; something I should have put an end to years ago. I’m a night owl. My brain kicks into gear at 9 p.m. and that’s when the magic happens. Okay, nothing really magical happens since I’m not that special but you get the picture. That’s when my creative mind starts working to full capacity. I usually have to force myself to go to bed before midnight. It’s just so hard to turn off the computer, the TV, the iPad and my phone. This habit is … [Read more...]

Why Summer Camp Is Worth Every Penny


Over the past seven years I've spent enough money on childcare to go on several exotic vacations. So, it goes without saying that I wasn't exactly thrilled when my son asked me if he could attend day camp this summer. I really wanted to find some budget friendly daycare options and camp didn't fit the bill. However, I’m a sucker and will do anything to make my little guy happy. As fate would have it, his request was right on the money. Here’s why summer camp is worth every single … [Read more...]