Summer is here and I must make a confession. I hate summer. As a former teacher, it might be blasphemy, but I really do hate summertime. The lack of routine and months of blank calendar give me anxiety. The well-oiled machine...
I remember looking forward to the day that I could create a chore chat that my kiddos would happily complete. I thought it would be a game changer for me. The kitchen would be quietly cleaned while I sat...
When I imagined having kids, I always wanted them to share a room. To be together for as long as they could. Sure, I imagined there may be a time when they would ask for or need separate rooms...
I think most parents can admit that there are particular phases of childhood that we either enjoy more or that we are just plain better at navigating. For me, the baby phase is particularly difficult. On the other hand,...
Getting dinner on the table during the week seems to bring out the crazy around here. The secret to having homemade, healthful, sane, weeknight meals is meal prep. Meal prep is something that I resisted for a very long time. I...
I’m your basic suburban mom. When my husband and I got married right out of graduate school, we dreamed of a house in the suburbs with an open kitchen, living room for the piano, four bedrooms, and a bonus room...
Words. Beautiful, heartwarming, appreciative. Images. Memorable, heartening. Designs. Beautiful beyond imagination.  The right greeting card can do what many times actions fail to do. The right words said at the right time can make all the difference to a person's day, occasion,...
Simplify recipes? Who needs to do that? Think about it. The PERFECT recipe. The one that one takes 5 minutes to prep, 15 minutes to cook, and leaves everyone in the family begging for more. Have you found it? Yeah...me...
  She's already in the master bedroom. I hear something heavy drag across the carpet, then thump to the floor. Hurried footsteps, a soft pufft, and the smell of bleach permeates the house. She's too quick, I worry. I'll never...
  Meal prep is something that I resisted for a very long time. I always thought that if I meal-planned, I was doing all I could to simplify our meals. But, as my two kiddos have grown, our schedules have...
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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”...