How I’m Surviving this Summer without FOMO

"Have any big plans this summer?" It's the inevitable question people like to ask when making small talk when the seasons start to change from needing a rain jacket to slathering on the sunscreen. I smile and almost disappointingly respond, "No, just hanging around here." I love vacationing, I really do. And family trips in [...]

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For the love of God, please don’t call me Ma’am

Becoming a mom changes so much. Everything that defined you before kids gets pushed below the now most significant defining attribute of "mom." Some women embrace this, and that's a beautiful thing. There are definite benefits to being acknowledged as a mom. I no longer get carded when purchasing alcohol. People take one look at [...]

Nine Minutes

We are less than one week into June and I already am over it. I have a feeling it's going to be long summer with an active almost two-year-old. Let me divulge. My son loves being outside. Next to "eat," "outside" is at the top of his vocabulary. Raiding the fridge and relocating mulch from [...]