On This Mother’s Day I Am Thankful

When my coffee gets cold,
When I have no time to shower,
When my nerves are frayed,
When my space is not my own
and neither is my time,
When sleep is elusive,
When my house is a mess,
When moments are not picture perfect,
When my kids are off the wall,
When the whining hurts my ears,
When I forget who I am,
When I struggle to handle it all,
When I feel like I can’t do it for one more second,
I am always, always thankful that I am a mother.
Motherhood is hard. So hard. But so, so worth it.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there.

Thank You, Jimmy Kimmel

When I woke up this morning I was greeted by several text and Facebook messages with a link to a breaking news story.

“Thought you might want to see this.”

“Saw this and thought you would be interested.”  

“Thought of you when I watched this.”

The story was about Jimmy Kimmel. During the opening monologue on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live!  last night, Kimmel opened up to his audience and the world about the birth of his son, Billy, on Friday, April 21st. What at first seemed to be a uneventful and typical birth turned out to be anything but.

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Creating Kindness With Valentine’s Day Crafts

To borrow some famous song lyrics, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” No matter how cliché it may sound, it is so true. So, this year when it was time to think of some Valentine’s Day craft ideas, I decided our family’s theme would be kindness. The kindness theme also coincides with Random Acts of Kindness Week, which is Feb 12-18, 2017. Win/win!
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(new year) mom with a blog


Happy New Year, everyone! I have lots of goals (let’s not call them “resolutions” LOL) for myself this year when it comes to my website and my writing in general. I am very excited about the year ahead!

The first thing I need to do is overcome this writer’s block I have been struggling with. I have TONS of ideas for articles, but have to find time and focus to sit down and write them. I did write two articles this weekend, so I’m hoping that’s a good sign. Looking forward to sharing new pieces with you in the near future. Please continue to check out my “Published Work” page to see my latest.

Wishing you all the best in the year ahead! Here’s to an amazing 2017!

What are some of your goals this year?