I've been exhausted for months now.  We moved houses. (Yes! I know...) With prepping for selling the house, then looking for houses, then packing, moving, unpacking, kids, chores, the kids' numerous activities, working and basically staying alive, I've been overwhelmed...
For me, memories of summer, both as a child and adult, have as much to do with books and stories as screened porches and fireflies. Whether it was my assigned reading in school or juicy summer reads on carefree vacations...
Summer screams for screentime. And maybe you should just let it happen. The underdog has always been the recipient of my support. Sometimes due to sympathy, and sometimes due to empathy. Most frequently, just because no one else wants to...
Last time, I shared creative ways to add color to your house. Now that you have inspiration, you need some paint. But all paints are not created equal. The Basics of Picking Your Paint Oil or Latex I pick latex every time…or...
Two years ago my Mother's Day gift from my husband was a big, shiny, sparkly...GRILL! That's right not Father's Day, Mother's Day. A black and silver gas powered beast. I love it. I grew up in a grilling family...
I want my house to reflect who I am. And I am, well, colorful. I love bright happy colors and splashing them around where I live. I grew up in a Victorian neighborhood in Bon Air where every house is painted...
My two kids could not be more different in their approach to food or in their tastes.  My daughter has always been adventurous, trying anything we offered her with few exceptions. My son has been more cautious and hesitant to...
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...
When I was pregnant with each of my children, I meticulously designed their nurseries, carefully curating and handmaking everything. I dreamed of who they will be and tried to reflect that in their rooms as if sleeping under an...
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...
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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”...