Category: Lifestyle & Motherhood
5 Secrets to Better Sleep
Saturday has always been my favorite (shhh, don’t tell the other days!). When I worked in corporate, I loved Saturday because it meant I didn’t have to spend 8+ hours stuck in my office. Instead, I was free to spend the day binge-watching HGTV, painting my nails, and spending time outside if the weather was…
5 Must-Listen Podcasts for Moms
I used to think people who preferred listening to audiobooks over reading regular old paper books were weird. I mean, isn’t that kind of like listening to AM radio? But then I had kids, and somewhere amid the late-night feedings and filibuster-length bedtime routines, I realized I had a lot of wasted time on my…
Want to Feel Better Fast? Here’s a 2-Minute Solution.
Have we all seen this genius dinosaur meme by now? You know, the one that depicts the evolution of a mother’s mood from that of the affable “Rex” from Toy Story at 9 am to the murderous sharp-toothed beast from Jurassic Park by sundown? It’s relatable. More often than not, when I can feel myself…
Yoga for Self Care: 5 Poses Moms Should Try
If I were to stack Legos on top of one another, adding a new piece every time I was beckoned during the day, the stack would grow into a tower capable of reaching the moon by dinnertime.
7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Carbon Footprint
The thing about science is that it’s true whether you believe it or not. Like, I could peer over the rocks of the Grand Canyon and proclaim that gravity is fake news, but if I lose my balance and fall into the wide-open mouth of that North Rim, I’m gonna die. Climate change is real,…
Declutter Your House In 1 Simple Step
Decluttering is a big job. When you’ve got years – or even decades – of accumulated stuff, sifting through your belongings can feel nearly impossible. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the thought of making sense of all your things. But you can declutter your house in one super-simple step without buying a fancy organization…
Alcohol Sales Are Up 55% and Honestly I’m Surprised It’s Not More
CNN reports that “booze sales are booming as people stockpile alcohol,” but I have questions. For example: why didn’t I think of that? Also: how does one make a Mai Tai?
Love In The Time Of Coronavirus
I’m writing this from my couch, where the imprint of my rear is really taking shape in one of the cushions. I’ve been perched here for many (too many?) hours over this past weekend listening to Wolf Blitzer and his gaggle of CNN personalities report on the quasi-apocalyptic state of affairs in which we seem…
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
I hear the loud “thwack” and I know it’s not good. Sure enough, this was the sound of yet another toy colliding with the drywall in my hallway, this time with such force that it left a lovely dent motif. The wall, which was painted long ago by the family who lived here last, is…
To Tree or Not to Tree: Making New Christmas Traditions
A quintessential piece of the Christmas season as I was growing up was our family’s annual trip to the tree farm. My dad, having brought along his own saw, would lie on the ground and hack down whatever tree his girls (my mom, my sister, and I) had chosen. Once separated from its stump, he’d…