Why Your Period Is Actually a Life Long Bestie

Riddle me this?  What visits once a month, sometimes overstays its welcome, can be a pain in the neck (or more likely in the breasts and lower abdomen) and has female-bodied women between the ages of 12 and 51 often rolling their eyes or sighing heavily? If a relative...

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms

Do yourself a favor, mama, and forward this article to your romantic partner so they don't buy you drugstore flowers and the gross heart-shaped chocolate for Valentine’s Day. This post is for THEM about how to pick the perfect Valentine's Day Gift for you. You want to...

Don’t just survive motherhood, thrive in it.

January calls for the proverbial resolving of goals, often health-related like exercising more, drinking less, and the desire to quit various habits. While all these intentions are paramount and overall wonderful endeavors for living, mothers too often get caught up...
Why Your Period Is Actually a Life Long Bestie
Why Your Period Is Actually a Life Long Bestie

Riddle me this?  What visits once a month, sometimes overstays its welcome, can be a pain in the neck (or more likely in the breasts and lower abdomen) and has female-bodied women between the ages of 12 and 51 often rolling their eyes or sighing heavily? If a relative...

Mom’s Guide to Winter Break
Mom’s Guide to Winter Break

A "guide to winter break" is exactly the sort of thing I wish I had found, three days into every single winter break. We know how to survive the holidays with our extended family, but do you know how to survive it with your own kiddos? Winter Break is right around the...

Skip the Thanksgiving turkey tradition this year.
Skip the Thanksgiving turkey tradition this year.

We often host Thanksgiving but, a few years ago, I broke the bad news to my family: we would no longer be making a turkey on Thanksgiving. Like EVER again. And, so far, skipping the turkey has become our favorite Thanksgiving traditions. I waited for everyone to throw...

A Mom’s Guide to Staying Sane Over the Holidays
A Mom’s Guide to Staying Sane Over the Holidays

Holiday survival 101 The holidays are a lot of fun but can often add a lot of stress to life, even without the spirited family members you only see once a year. (Of course I don’t mean YOU, sister!!) The stress is especially felt by moms because it’s basically our...

Rethink Your Summer Vacation Bucket List
Rethink Your Summer Vacation Bucket List

Has the panic/pandemonium set in, in your neighborhood, yet There are less than three weeks left until summer vacation, aka “mommy overtime season.” Are you prepared? Have you made your summer bucket list? Are your kids all signed up for sports camps and travel teams?...

The Best Family Travel Organization Tips
The Best Family Travel Organization Tips

Guest Post by Catherine Gibel, Professional Organizer with Less is More Organizing Services Naperville I got it from my maman. My love for travel and packing prowess that is. Every summer for fifteen years, we traveled home to Québec for a month. Not only did she pack...

Don’t just survive motherhood, thrive in it.
Don’t just survive motherhood, thrive in it.

January calls for the proverbial resolving of goals, often health-related like exercising more, drinking less, and the desire to quit various habits. While all these intentions are paramount and overall wonderful endeavors for living, mothers too often get caught up...

New Year, Fresh YOU: Purse-friendly Makeup Faves
New Year, Fresh YOU: Purse-friendly Makeup Faves

If you're like me, by the time January rolls around you are ready to start fresh! Let's kick things off by cleaning out your makeup bag and filling it with purse-friendly makeup faves. This is one of my favorite things to do with my clients! As a working makeup...

The only exercise routine you need in the new year.
The only exercise routine you need in the new year.

Do you feel the pressure of New Year’s Resolutions knocking on your door? And not the knock on the door from yesteryear that would be met with a friendly hello and a warm cup of coffee. But, rather, like the unexpected knock of this day and age that is met by...

A Year of Less so Moms Can Have “More.”
A Year of Less so Moms Can Have “More.”

I am all “less is more” until I hit a Brazilian steakhouse. It's a tradition for our family to go around the holidays and I just can’t turn down a lamb chop. Yes, I’ve had three already (and most items in the salad bar) but one more can’t hurt, right? As moms, it can...

New Year, Same Amazing You!
New Year, Same Amazing You!

A New Year's letter to my mom friends: Hey Girl. Yes, you mama. I'm giving you a little pep talk today about the new year and setting goals and resolutions and blah blah blah. Here's the thing...It's a new year but that doesn't mean you have to reinvent yourself as a...

How to pack a capsule travel wardrobe.
How to pack a capsule travel wardrobe.

Packing for a trip with your kids ranks pretty high on the list of "stressful mom tasks." It's right up there with juggling multiple birthday parties in one day or "two kids in two different sports in two different towns happening at the same time." A capsule wardrobe...

Things I’m Reading…
Things I’m Reading…

I'll feature some of my favorite books and share links to where you can get them. (Full disclosure, Amazon may throw me like five cents if you buy a book through them, just wanted to be u front about that!.) Enjoy some of my favorite recent... Fair Play by Eva...