Lesson from the Fire- Home is NOT Where Your Steak Knives Sit.

My kids and I went to the park down the street, one July day. We were enjoying the hot summer morning, playing tag, “man on woodchips” and catch. Little did we know, while playing, that our home was on fire, just a block away.   We were gone for forty minutes. We were already walking back home,…

The Mother ‘Hood video serves up Moms a great reminder!

Although this video was created by Similac to blow up stereotypes of parents and their views of breastfeeding, this video reminds us all of something really important: We are in this Motherhood thing together! I am reminded that stopping any remaining strands of “mommy wars” or judgments of other Moms starts with me…and you. A…

Grocery Store Tantrum…When It’s Not Your Kid! What To do?

I was encouraged by a friend’s recent Facebook post who was grocery shopping and took a risk when she saw a fellow Momma trying to deal with her own child’s tantrum. I have written about my desire for Moms to have a secret gesture, to show each other support in a situation such as this,…

Pre holiday (winter) chaos?

I am not sure if it is the plummeting winter temperatures that have prevented the kids from getting enough time outside, the increased stress levels that my husband and I have experienced these past couple weeks or the anticipation of the holiday season… but it is CHAOS in our house lately! (Something I hate to…

How a Glass of Wine in My Closet helped my Marriage

The kids were WIRED right around bedtime and my energy was LOW. I had withstood the previous three hours of children taking their turn losing it! The crying, whining, and bickering I endured that afternoon, must have been worse than Chinese water torture, I was confident. So after the kids and I returned from soccer…

Mommy Guilt during Back to School Season?

Mommy Guilt during Back to School Season?

I bumped into an old acquaintance whose children were grown, last week, who saw me with only one of my three children and asked “Your kids are back to school already….isn’t it so sad?” “NO!” I said a little too enthusiastically. She frowned. I went on, surprisingly feeling a tad guilty that I was NOT…

The Ups, the Downs and Facebook Envy

A while ago, I was asked in the school parking lot, how on earth I balance being a Mom to three young kids, a college instructor, and owner of my own professional speaking business. I was truly shocked…. Did I LOOK like I was “balancing it all”? because I certainly did not feel that way! I…

Why the Superwoman Syndrome is So Dangerous!

Often I speak of the dangers of the Superwoman Syndrome, most importantly because as women, we are bombarded with  ideas that we should be able to “do it all” (balance work, family, personal interests in harmony) on a regular basis with a smile on our face. This myth pushes forth the message that we should…

How Rock Star Moms deal with the Demands of Family

  How Rock Star Moms deal with the Demands of Family FINALLY, some real honesty about the tough decisions women make when considering what and who to put first!  This (August 7, 2013 ) article in TIME, “How Rock-Star Moms Deal with the Demands of Family” is a breakthrough for Moms!  These rock-star Moms are…