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…

School Drop Off, the Middle Finger and Permission

School Drop Off, the Middle Finger and Permission

I was dropping off my youngest at his preschool.  I backed out of the parking lot, and drove through the neighboring strip mall’s lot, as a way to pull onto the road. I was sitting there watching the cars, one lined up right after the other, speeding by…. quickly!   I did not want to risk it, I…

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…

Top Five Reasons I Got “nothing” Done this Week.

Top FIVE reasons why I got “nothing” done, this week: 5.  Last week of summer, cram all that stuff in that you promised the kids you were going to do, and never did. (Water park? That new movie? Nature Center? The Museum? That craft project? Sleepovers?!?!) 4.  “Mom, Mom! MOM!??? MOOOOM!” Can we go call…

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…

Jumping off the Treadmill of Life

Though I write this in the middle of summer, I realize this easily applies to  back to school season, the holiday season, or ANY time of the year. We always hope that life will slow down, no? As women, we are often charged with running a household, balancing work and family, managing kids and their schedules,…

Want to be happier? Forgive someone. (tips from my high school religion teacher.)

Are you struggling with forgiving someone?  Are you holding a grudge?  Is there hurt in your life that you just can’t seem to let go? I have to imagine that we all have struggled with forgiveness and healing at some point in our lives, or are still struggling.  This MUST be something that we all…