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The 5 Stages of Bathing Suit Shopping Grief

Bathing Suit Shopping is one of the most terrifying phrases in the English language. I wasn’t always so melodramatic.  Before I was a mom, bathing suit shopping was never fun, per se, but it was tolerable. I’ve never been one of those easy-breezy girls who could confidently strut their stuff in a bikini. (Teach me your […]

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The Mom Friends You’ll Have (and Need) in Your Life

As children, I think we all just assume that we will make a few friends and by the time we are Moms, those same friends will still be with us. We picture our lives intertwined while dating, getting married, having babies, and growing older. The reality is not quite so rose-colored, but it’s still a […]

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The Love Lock-In Challenge

I am notoriously and shamefully unaware of current events, but even I have heard about nationwide and local school violence/lock-down threats. The uncertainty of it all is enough to make this chronic over-reactor want to homeschool my kids in our own self-sustaining little commune. Instead of going all Howard Hughes, however, I’m going to propose […]

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More Than a Hashtag

The famous Fiona of the Cincinnati Zoo, turns ONE on 1/24/18. #TeamFiona is more than a hashtag or obsession of a now 600-plus-pound hippopotamus for me. Growing up in Cincinnati, and now living relatively close to the city, we’ve made it a point to be members of the zoo for the last couple years. It’s […]

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I’m not Treasuring any More Moments.

“You HAVE to babywear or your child won’t learn to bond properly and will never know how to love!”         “Let the baby cry itself to sleep or it won’t learn to sleep ever in its entire life!”   “If you use anything other than all organic everything, you’re basically a monster.”  […]

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