finding balance

Don't offer new parents advice

I recently ran into a woman who was pregnant with her first child. It evoked many memories and consideration on what I’ve learned over the last 15 years. This was entirely internal. I never discuss my own pregnancy or give any parenting advice. My pregnancy was horrifying. I was sick almost the entire time and it … Continue Reading →

New year presents new challenges: balancing motherhood and a part-time job

Happy 2013!  I love the holiday season, but I also love the chance to take a break from the whirlwind of activity and take time to reflect where I have been and where I am going. This year presents a new set of challenges.  I am starting a very part-time job teaching social media strategy … Continue Reading →

Tuesday's tips: Learning to be a home body

My kids seem to be much more involved in extracurricular activities than I was at their age. Maybe less true for my 14-year-old, but that’s definitely the case with my 10-year-old. Both of my kids have had the privilege of experiencing team sports, music, theater, art and various camps. As parents, we try to research … Continue Reading →

Personal growth spiked with homesickness: My experience at BlogHer12

This weekend I went to a huge blogging conference called BlogHer. If you are a blogger, this is a huge event. It is comprised mostly of women bloggers, brands, and parties.  BlogHer is kind of amazing because it gives bloggers, who spend the majority of their time in front of the computer, a chance to … Continue Reading →

5 truths Moms need to remember

I visited my doctor six weeks after my PMDD diagnosis. This time, instead of feeling small and insignificant, a feeling of contentment overwhelmed me. The course of action I immediately had chosen to follow was a combination of medication, increased physical activity, a healthier diet and a concerted effort to go to bed earlier. It’s … Continue Reading →