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...

Fast Friday Freezer Meal Favorites

On Fridays, we make Freezer Meals! I’ve given up entirely on weekend meal prep. It sucks up so much time and I find it really hard to focus after a week of work. The last thing I want to do on the weekend is to work on home or...

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...
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...

Face your fears to get over them.
Face your fears to get over them.

The title of my memoir, and tombstone, will one day read: "You were a lot nicer than everyone thought." I can't tell you how many times someone tells me that after we become friends. I'm not really offended by this anymore. It's true, I suppose. I AM a nice person,...

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. (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 reads... Everything is Figureoutable by Marie...

Mom saves the day. 3 ways to turn around your bad day
Mom saves the day. 3 ways to turn around your bad day

What do you do when the day or week starts off badly or a poor choice sends you spiraling out of control? Grab that crazy bull by the horns and save your own damn day, that's what. Here are three easy ways to turn around a bad...

Six hours of a mom’s day.
Six hours of a mom’s day.

Spin spin spin. Six hours of spin. Every. single. day. Spin spin spin. Six hours of spin. That's what "back to school" time looks like for me. Six hours. Four days a week. Six hours to change the world. Get my life (and theirs) in order. Plan. Prepare. Run. Rest....

So your partner picked up a hobby that you hate.
So your partner picked up a hobby that you hate.

The title of this blog sounds like the beginning to, “If you give a Mouse a Cookie.” And, to be fair, it’s not that far off. All this talk about needing self-care, I suppose that means we’re supposed to also be kind of supportive or something when our significant...

You’re already holding extraordinary.
You’re already holding extraordinary.

My husband picked up a hobby that I'm not so fond of, flying. More on how you let your spouse start a hobby you hate in a future blog post but, to keep my brain from thinking all kinds of sick thoughts every time he heads out for a lesson (TWICEAFUCKINGWEEK), I make...

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?...