The one thing that always bothered me as a child was that once that Christmas morning unwrapping was done – you were left with a bit of a present hang-over, lots of garbage, toys that might not be appreciated and the dread of having to wait another WHOLE year to do it again. As the mom of six kids, I’ve always tried to shape giving a little differently. Give … [Read more...] about This Holiday Season – Five Ideas That Keep on Giving
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Today, I was 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 mom. You know the one. You’ve judged her- that mom on her phone, completely disengaged and unaware of her children’s endless requests to “watch 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨!” I was her. She was me. We were one. You see, we’re on the second day of an out-of-state move with my 3 and 5 year-old and while my husband went to clean out the rest of the trash at our old house, I … [Read more...] about Today, I Was THAT Mom…
Fifteen years ago, a single book I picked up in the Boston Airport helped me leave an abusive job, seek help for a spiraling eating disorder and pursue my passion for writing. There is no doubt, when I look back at the last decade plus, (during which I got healthy, married, had my first child and became a published author), that a book saved my life. Throughout my life, I’ve … [Read more...] about The Book That Saved My Life (and the books that are helping mom’s through the pandemic)
Yup, it’s supposed to be a time for us moms who are juggling work and home life, a pandemic, civil unrest, and a political election to also improve our mind, body and character. No big deal, right? You have time for that! I don’t know about you, but in March I was much more hopeful and believed as long as I took all these uncomfortable challenges a day at a time, I’d be … [Read more...] about Would you believe that September is self-improvement month?
There is no better taste of summer than fresh corn on the cob. This yummy family favorite goes well with just about everything, adding a touch of crunchy sweetness to the plate. Read on for some delicious main dishes to serve with corn on the cob for complete, family-friendly meals. Meals That Pair With Corn on the Cob What could go better with fresh, crunchy summer … [Read more...] about Meals That Pair With Corn on the Cob