The “Vanimal”

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  As a young mom, I swore I would NEVER drive a minivan. Cool moms did not drive minivans. I wasn't a cool mom, never have been, but I felt like the minivan would seal my fate. Now, years later, I sound...
I swear every time I took my daughter to the park, the chorus to Private Eyes by Hall & Oates would echo in my mind: Private eyesThey’re watching youThey see your every move. I couldn't escape other women gawking and gossiping...

Mom on Strike

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It may not look like your standard picket line, but this mom is officially on strike. Don't believe me? Just watch as I pick up all the clothes and toys littered around the house and ceremoniously place them in a garage...
We didn’t take a big family summer vacation this year. To be honest, I didn’t plan ahead of time and the end of the school year snuck up on me. I figured we could do mini staycations or summer...
  The kids are in bed. The dishes are done. Lunches are packed. It’s time to unwind with a good book… “If it were only this simple?” Isn’t that what you’re thinking? So how do we go from being innocent children, listening...
“I want to give you a hug,” my youngest daughter offered me. I was wiping my tears away on my hands. I had no tissue in my purse. My kids and I were sitting in Culver’s restaurant having a late lunch....
  Ok, so there are no actual rules of motherhood. Words of wisdom? Yes. Opinions? Unfortunately. But, rules? No. Definitely not. There Are No Rules There are so many things I don't know about motherhood that I don't want anyone to tell me (unless I...
Books are amazing tools for teaching our children about important topics like kindness, empathy, acceptance, and inclusion. As a mother to three young girls, I grow increasingly concerned each day with raising children to bring good to the world. I...
I’ve always liked being productive. In high school, I played sports and worked on top of a full course load. Through college and law school, I took a single summer off. I was used to juggling multiple commitments and...
How are we here already? Is it really time to go back to school? While the summer was filled with late mornings, lazy days, and, admittedly, too much technology time, it is time to accept that school will start in...

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Guide to Kids Eat Free/Cheap

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I'm sure the question "What are we eating for dinner?" comes up quite frequently at your house as it does in mine. And who...