“Don’t forget to take care of yourself” is one of my favorite pieces of parenting advice given by other parents. The unexpected life that unfolds before you as a parent can be overwhelming, so every once in a while, it’s important to focus on your own wellness. However, I can’t help but laugh at… Continue reading Beyond Type 1
Previously published on Sammiches and Psych Meds on December 16, 2016-http://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/why-i-dont-go-to-office-parties/ As a society, we tend to spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Americans have even adopted phrases like “work-wife” and “work-husband” to describe our co-workers who have become alternatives to our actual families. And with the holiday season approaching, there are… Continue reading Why I Don’t Go To Office Parties
Have you ever reached your “niceness” limit when dealing with a customer service representative? Click here to check out my blog published on SammichesPsychMeds.com or continue reading below. When it comes to customer service, I have a certain amount of tolerance for inadequacy. But once that level has been met, I am a…well…what’s a good… Continue reading DOES IT REALLY PAY TO BE NICE?
What kind of heroes do you have in your life? Click here to check out my lightly sarcastic twist on modern day “heroes” over at BLUNTmoms or continue reading below! Previously published on BLUNTmoms 10/18/16 As a kid, I thought heroes were rare creatures born with special powers on planets that I couldn’t pronounce. As… Continue reading Modern Day Super Heroes (Sort Of)
If you missed this piece from last year, it’s been republished on Reality Moms! Go check it out here!
Don’t wait for the random date night. The secret lies in what you do every day. Previously published on The Good Men Project on 8/30/16. https://goodmenproject.com/marriage-2/stay-love-youre-married-kids-hlg/ Spending years loving someone often reveals hidden quirks that help keep a relationship alive. Dissecting your relationship (rather than your partner) to find these hidden gems can… Continue reading How to Stay in Love When You’re Married with Kids
Upon our return from a two-week Ireland vacation, I was greeted with a smiling sister-in-law, an excited dog and an enormous pile of mail. As I rummaged through the heap of advertisements, I came across a letter from my daughter’s middle school. Being that this will be her first year attending middle school, I… Continue reading Summer Break?
The term “step-dad” is not used in our family. Previously published on The Good Men Project on 6/17/16. http://goodmenproject.com/families/step-dad-sidestepped-convention-became-friend-kids-wat/ No matter how many similarities all parents may have, the truth is that we are all unique in our own ways. How you do your family is probably a little different than how we do… Continue reading The Un-Step-Dad
Recently, my eleven year old daughter divulged her plans to attend college in Switzerland. Initially, the thought of this filled me with pride and excitement for her. Then, the mom in me roared her ugly head, reminding me that while I do a pretty decent job at mothering, I still have quite a way… Continue reading Spending Summer at Camp Mom
previously published on Lose the Cape on 5/20/16 http://losethecape.com/top-5-things-wish-people-wouldnt-im-running/ As a runner, I am a sucker for articles on anything running related. From marathon advice to shoe advice to injury advice, I never tire of the endless top 5 lists that appear in my newsfeed. So if you are a runner, I’m sure the annoyances in… Continue reading 5 Things I Wish People Wouldn’t Do While I’m Running