September 14, 2016 | No comments yet

I’m Not Ready for My Youngest to Grow Up

in Kid Time, Parenting Advice

My youngest asked me yesterday about being dropped in the car line at the front circle of her school. She’d seen other kids do it all last year and for the first couple weeks of school this year and was wondering if…

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September 12, 2016 | 1 comment

I’m Now a Contributor on Pittsburgh Moms Blog

in Me Time

Hello Friends, Just a quick update on me. I’m now writing for a great site, Pittsburgh Moms Blog. I will continue to write on Shopping for Time, on the Huffington Post, and for Chocolates & Chaos. I sure love all…

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September 11, 2016 | 1 comment

Happy Grandparents Day

in Holiday/Seasonal, Me Time

I’m happy to be featured on Pittsburgh Moms Blog today for grandparents day: “For my Irish in-laws, thank you for all your efforts to see my kids. You don’t get to see them as often as you’d like, but when…

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September 9, 2016 | No comments yet

Mom Thoughts #momlife #momproblems

in Humor, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Looking for reader input again. Here are some mom thoughts that I had today. For moms everywhere, just getting shit done. Top Ten Mom Thoughts: “I laughed so hard, I peed a little,” said no man ever. “Do these jeans…

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September 6, 2016 | 1 comment

HelloFresh – 2 Box Giveaway

in Get More Time, Giveaways, Meal Preparation

I have two separate offers for a free box of HelloFresh to give away ($79.95 value per box). Please email me to receive the discount code. This is separate from my going offer detailed here, which is still valid. Also, this…

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September 5, 2016 | No comments yet

What’s the Most Outlandish Thing You’ve Told Your Children?

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Tonight, while I was putting my kids to bed, I told them that sometimes, late at night, I get hungry and I eat a midnight snack. I told them that sometimes I come into their rooms when they sleep and…

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tea party

September 5, 2016 | No comments yet

Confession: I Outsourced Playing Pretend

in Get More Time, Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

At our indoor pool one Saturday morning, we ran into our friends with their three young children. Both parents work full time. As our kids were doing big jumps in from the side of the pool, I’d innocently asked them…

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Small boy talking to his mother

August 26, 2016 | No comments yet

Talking to Your Kids About Death and Sex

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

This piece originally appeared on Chocolate & Chaos.   Every parent knows that there’s an inordinate amount of time in the summer spent with the kids. Times to be treasured: pool time, family reunions, and outings to favorite places. And…

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school perfect

August 23, 2016 | 2 comments

The Picture Perfect Life We All Want

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

We’ve all seen photos on facebook and secretly were jealous. Or wondered what really happens in every day life. I try to remind myself that what we see on facebook is not a complete depiction of real life. We all…

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August 16, 2016 | No comments yet

Are We Starting Organized Sports Too Early?

in Activities, Kid Time, Parenting Advice

This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post Parents Blog. I would love, love, love for my children to have a group of friends to roam through our woods and neighborhood with. I have many fond childhood memories of riding…

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