Challenge Pain: Face Your Fear

Over my birthday this year, we spent some time again this year in Mont Tremblant with the family. My birthday present from my husband was tickets to go zip-lining over the lush mountain ranges with my nine-year-old daughter (my eldest wasn’t interested in joining us). It was an amazing adventure and although my leg presented Read More

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Take a Breath

Childhood Asthma: Take a Breath

After my third child was unofficially diagnosed with asthma, I learned that markers for asthma appear as early as birth. After the physical exam, the doctor pulled up the records from his birth. The blood results showed the very same markers that are in his brother’s blood. They’re also in my own. Breath is such Read More

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Burkinis and Red Clown Noses Have Something In Common - You'll Never Guess What

Burkinis and Red Clown Noses Have Something In Common – You’ll Never Guess What

There is nothing NOTHING that annoys me more than intolerance. There are millions across this planet and we ALL have one thing in common—we are ALL people. I don’t care if you’re black, white, or green; small or big; if you prefer the company of women, men or horses; or if you believe in God, Read More

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Kids Spending the Summer With The Ex? 7 Survival Tips

Kids Spending the Summer With The Ex? 7 Survival Tips

I’m now at day 15 of what will be a 16-day period without seeing my kids. They’ve spent the first part of summer with the ex. No surprise—the Goblin King was again difficult with vacation this year, but it does appear to have worked out in my favor. Once they’re back, I’ll have almost a Read More

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Mother's Curse Realized 15 Years Later

Mother’s Curse Realized As She Has Daughter “Just Like Her”

I remember the moment about 25 years ago.  I was a teenager – and ooohhh was I a teenager.  My parents had divorced, and quite frankly, I was a complete pain in the ass.  My mom grabbed me by the shoulders during a particularly intense argument that involved a lot of eye rolling, looked deep Read More

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Couple Who Never Wanted Children Makes Shocking Announcement

Newlyweds, Children and Reproductive Privacy

When I was first married at 21, every party – wedding, shower – even funeral, I was always asked the same question: When are you guys going to have children? It seems like people think that when you get married you give up all rights to keep your reproductive activities private.  What was your most creative Read More

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Parenting is Gross...and Other Things They Don't Tell You in Mommy School

Parenting is Gross…and Other Things They Don’t Tell You in Mommy School

I’ve been punched, kicked, spit at, kept awake for days, and had the body fluids deposited all over my body. That’s motherhood. Being a mother his hard work.  They burst out of your body in one of the most painful ways possible, and then use their huge baby blues to hook you into keeping them Read More

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New Wearable Tech for the SAHM that Will Blow Your Mind

New Wearable Tech for the SAHM that Will Blow Your Mind

Do you ever wish that you had a coach to help you through those mom moments where you’re about to lose your shit? Wearable tech to remind you to control your breathing and calm the fuck down? What if there was technology that would detect your mood and remind you to add a bottle of Read More

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What to Bring to the ER with Your Toddler

What to Bring to the ER with Your Toddler

Sorry – I’ve been a bit delinquent in posting lately.  There’s so much going on – and I have much to tell you (but not right now). I did want you to know though that I’m now officially a contributing writer to the UrbanMommies site.  My first article, today, was prompted by a trip to Read More

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How to Deal With a Toxic Ex

How to Deal With a Toxic Ex

Although I work hard to manage my relationship with my ex – it’s made more difficult when he talks smack about me to anyone who will listen – including my children. I know it’s never going to change – me I’ve developed some strategies to deal with it. See my article today over at The Read More

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