We've all heard it :: "Moms don't get sick days." In fact, I think that we as moms have made that statement above one of the harshest realities of motherhood. We've learned to "just deal with it." We've created memes...
When did the Holidays become the most STRESSFUL time of the year, instead of the most wonderful? I love this time of year. But it's exhausting making sure everyone is feeling the magic, the beauty, and the fun. I'm left feeling...
Sing it with me now…. “It’s the most snotty-nosed tiiiiiiime of the year!” The time of year when tissues are shoved all snug in our pockets and yellow-ish liquids pour out from little noses. Delightful! As a Pediatric Sleep Consultant...
We Are All Broken

We Are All Broken

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Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? Well, lately, it’s been telling me this: We are all broken. I just finished reading Jennifer Weiner’s book All Fall Down about a well-educated, upper-middle-class wife, mother, and...
Sick season in the RVA is no joke. From November until March, there always seems to be some sort of bug lurking and waiting to latch on. Maybe it's our mild (most of the time) winter weather, or maybe we're...
  I admire runners. I really do. After reading Lucretia’s post about running, I sort of wished I could truthfully write the same post about myself. In my early twenties, I ran religiously—four miles a day with long runs on the...
{this beautifully styled table coming to an HGTV magazine near you}   We are expecting our second child in July, and I have to tell y'all: the first trimester has put me THROUGH THE RINGER this time. I literally composed this...
Carving Out Me Time

Carving Out Me Time

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I'm an Anxious Person by Nature In college, my perfectionism led to so much stress that I fell into a dark bout of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I'm not talking about the organizing-your-closet-by-color kind of OCD. I'm talking about the check-everything-five-times-before-leaving-the-house-or-surely-the...
I’ve come to dread Monday mornings. I head downstairs to the kitchen to make my tea, and the first thing I see is a pile of mess covering the kitchen counter, leftover food in the sink, and a stove...

Be Kind to Your Heart

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If you read any women’s magazines, you know that February is heart month and February 3rd is Go Red Day. Because heart disease and stroke contribute to one in three deaths among women each year, this is a great time...
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...