Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Why I Don’t Go To Office Parties

  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

Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

DOES IT REALLY PAY TO BE NICE?

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?

Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Modern Day Super Heroes (Sort Of)

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)

Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind · My Thoughts on Relationships

How to Stay in Love When You’re Married with Kids

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

My Thoughts on Parenting · Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Summer Break?

  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?

My Thoughts on Parenting · Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

The Un-Step-Dad

  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

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Spending Summer at Camp Mom

  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

My Thoughts on Fitness · Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

5 Things I Wish People Wouldn’t Do While I’m Running

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

My Thoughts on Parenting · Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Spitting on Protesters? You Have no Class

  previously published on BLUNTmoms on 5/13/16 http://www.bluntmoms.com/spitting-protesters-no-class/ A few weeks ago, our family attended our first animal rights protest. While nothing beats standing outside for hours in the scorching Florida sun, attending a protest usually isn’t my first choice of things to do with my children on a Saturday afternoon. However, my older daughter… Continue reading Spitting on Protesters? You Have no Class