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Ten Things We Don’t Do To Celebrate Christmas

I have been feeling the pressure for a while now. It was subtle at first. Like a vague feeling of stress, mixed with the whisper that I am forgetting something. Then, as the holiday season progressed, it grew. The shopping, the wrapping, the traditions, the parties - the holiday season is in full force. This morning, I woke up feeling tired, anxious and like...Read More

Sometimes, You Just Need To Hear It From Another Mom

She looked at me and said, "It will get easier. I know it's hard right now. You are figuring it out and it will get easier." My eyes welled up with tears. I just needed to hear it from another mom. Another mom who has been there. Another mom who has managed a meltdown. Another mom who has cleaned up a bathroom accident when...Read More

I Was In The Air On September 11, 2001

I was in the air when it happened. Working as a director of training and development for a large company meant frequent travel. Every Tuesday morning, I boarded a 6:00 AM flight for either San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston or New York, and flew to meet with and train various executives. September 11, 2001 was no different. I boarded my flight from Seattle to...Read More

3d Summer Fun (Without Screens!)

Please know, although I  was compensated for my time reviewing this product and hosting the giveaway, the opinions expressed within are 100% my own. Thank you for your continued support of my family! Summer and I have an on again, off again relationship. I love the slower pace. I love the night swims. I love the idea that we can do whatever we want for...Read More

Siblings and Special Needs

We spend a lot of time on my oldest son, around here. We spend a lot of time talking – trying to help him calm down, help him socially navigate tough situations, discussing his topic of interest. We spend a lot of time worrying – if he can handle tomorrow’s play date with the weather so hot, if he will sleep tonight or be up...Read More