mom shades


It’s funny how when we're kids, we see the world one way and then when we become responsible, child-rearing adults ... everything changes. Now that I’m a grown-up (most of the time), I wear mommy shades and see a whole other world I never knew existed. Sure I saw all of the hard work and ...continue reading

motherhood: the good, the bad & the ugly me

When I signed up to be a mother, I knew it wasn't going to be all sunshine and roses.  I knew it would be challenging as are all things you first try, but I also expected it to be the most beautiful experience of my life. And it was. It still is. THE GOOD Although I hated the weight ...continue reading

the older mommy


When I started Kindergarten, my Mom was 25. I thought she was young, fashionable and super cool. So did the boys in my elementary school. They all got silly around her and told her she was beautiful every time they saw her. When I started high school, my Mom was 33. Although I may not ...continue reading

always trying to find the balance …

Since the kids got out from school at the end of June and summer vacation began, my family and I have been going full force.  We’ve been keeping ourselves so busy that I can’t remember being at home one weekend in the month of July. During the weekdays, the girls have been going to daycare part-time ...continue reading

don’t judge my parenting

I think I'm a pretty easy going person. Those who know me would agree. I'm pleasant to be around, easy to work with, supportive when I need to be and a good friend.  I say this because I think they are important qualities to have and I value them when I meet others who share them with me. The last ...continue reading

countdown to bedtime


Ever watch Nanny 911? Ever tempted to call the show and ask them to come check out your kids?  Read on ... and please tell me that this happens in your house too! Every day, between the hours of 5-8pm, my youngest two girls, turn into abominable little monsters. Yes, that's right. I called ...continue reading

a balancing act


Ever wonder how you do it, sometimes? Life that is.  How you get through each day trying your best to make everyone happy? Sometimes I feel like I fly by the seat of my pants, while other days , I feel like I can take on the world.  Being a Mom and working isn't easy and I only work half time. I ...continue reading

a wise 4 year-old


I have the best conversations with my 4 year-old daughter.  I'd like to take all the credit and say that she's so bright because of all the wonderful things we teach and do with her. I've come to the conclusion though that she was simply born smart.  Her brain is like a sponge working overtime. She ...continue reading