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My Perfectly Flawed Motherhood Simplified Interview

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Katie O’Brien, who is an amazing life coach for moms, on her Motherhood Simplified interview series spotlighting real moms across the country. It was the first time I participated in a live interview of this kind and I was a little nervous because I wasn’t sure what she would ask. The […]

Motherhood In The Workplace: I Was Asked to Tone-Down the ‘Mommy Thing’

I will never make apologies for being a mother first.

I will never pretend I don’t have children again. My children are everything to me and being a mother is a huge part of my identity. It has been for almost 15 years. That is except for the one year I was asked by my former boss, who also happened to be a woman, to […]

My Beautiful Gift of Sunshine

My beautiful B has always loved the sunshine.

I watch her pull the cord of the blinds and look into the sunshine with a smile. Her eyes flicker and a joyful expression takes over her face. “The sun will make you feel better Mommy,” my six-year-old daughter says as she proceeds to open the blinds on the second window in my bedroom. I […]

Learning to Let Go

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Sometimes being a good mom means holding back. It means not jumping (or running on the field) every time your child falls. It means teaching your child to speak up for him or herself. It means slowly trusting and learning to let go. In the beginning it’s easy (even if you don’t know it at […]

The Before School Battle Rages On

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This school year I decided to get organized. Not like last year when I scrambled every morning to find socks, clothes, shoes, pack lunches, brush hair, make breakfast… oh and welcome all the daycare children to my house one at a time. Mornings were chaos and more than once there were tears and threats and […]

Connecting to My Family’s Culture Through Food

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“Mommy, this was good. Thank you,” my seven-year-old son said as he got up from the table and kissed my cheek before rushing off to play with toys. I flushed with a sense of pride and surprise. It’s as if he knew exactly what I needed.  It was the perfect reward and acknowledgement of the […]

Finding Balance: Why I Dream in the First Place

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I am trying to live and love in the present. For months now I have been planning and working on my future. A future for my entire family. A future with dreams fulfilled. Dreams I had once brushed aside in favor of things like paying bills, changing diapers and shuffling kids to soccer/baseball/football/lacrosse games. For many […]

A Motherhood Lesson in Vulnerability and Listening

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The petite blond woman with long perfectly in place hair sat across from me in my still unfinished daycare space with her two tow-headed daughters in her arms. Her older daughter was 18 months old and her second daughter was only 12 weeks old. I was nervous because I needed to secure a couple of […]

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