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A Dream Come True: I Was Published On The Washington Post

Yesterday, an essay I wrote was published on the On Parenting section of The Washington Post. This is huge for me. I grew up dreaming of seeing my byline in The Washington Post. Even though my piece is only running on their online publication, I am still extremely proud of myself. This is all part of […]

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 […]

Reader Spotlight: Turning The Tables

<<< Click here to read previous Reader Spotlights Okay, I promised that I would turn the tables on myself and here you go! I have answered my own questions and tried to share my challenges, my passion and my inspiration! If you want to learn more about me, you can read a post I wrote […]

Why Santa Claus, Elves and Flying Reindeer are More Than Tall Tales

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday.  From the Christmas carols to the overdone gaudy decorations. I love it all and I want my children to enjoy the magic of the season. This is why I encourage my children to write letters to Santa and dream big. It is part of the fun and magic. […]

I Can’t Help It, I’m a Gusher

I have always been super cheesy. I love bad pop music, romantic movies, long walks on the beach, karaoke, wearing frilly dresses, and am super excited to place my recently acquired “My Child is an Honor Student” bumper sticker to the back of my mini-van (which I drive with pride). I do not know how to play […]

Vote for My Blog… Please

I have stooped to a new low. I am begging for votes like some American Idol wannabe singer on TV. I never thought this would be me, but here I am writing a blog post, putting status updates on Facebook and tweeting “Vote For Me” a couple of times a day. So, why am I […]

I Don’t Want to Screw-Up my Daughter’s Self-Image

“Mommy, will I look like you when I grow up?” my five-year-old daughter asks. I pause internalizing the question. Does she want to look like me? Is she afraid she’ll look like me? Do I want her to look like me? Am I about to scar her for life with my answer? Did the professional […]

Ladybug Girl, Disney Princesses and Scooby Doo – Giveaways Galore

I am excited to announce three new giveaways all designed to put a smile on the face of your little ones, whether it be your human child or four-legged baby. Please enter them all for a chance to win some great prizes, from a Ladybug Girl book in honor of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, […]

Friday Five: Blogs I Read Today

Earlier this week, I was highlighted on’s blog as part of her “10 by 10” series. Essentially, she gives props to other bloggers she is already reading by commenting on their posts and sharing what she read that day (genius). I wish I was as motivated or able to read 10 by 10, so […]

Anyone Else Wish Their Kids Would Stay Little Forever?

Right before I send my children off to school each year, I feel a sense of dread. Not because I think they will do poorly in school, or be unhappy, but because with each year I sense a loss of connection to what they are doing each day. I know their pulling away and becoming […]