Hey, busy mamas. I see you. I know you know what’s looming in the horizon. Soon you’ll be juggling mistletoe and eggnog, balancing pageants and wish-lists, trying to love your littles and manage some semblance of sanity along the way. You know that holiday to-do list that’s already creeping up on you? That ever-changing checklist […]Read More busy moms: here's how to keep the joy this christmas
I rocked cowlicky bangs and thick wire glasses in elementary school. I was a chronic teacher’s pet and I wrote more than one letter to our senator requesting updated technology in our computer lab. I was quite the catch. When Valentine’s Day rolled around, I put down my Babysitter’s Club books and was giddy to hand-pick valentines […]Read More love notes
I’m not what you’d call a morning person. A typical rise-and-shine routine for me looks something like this: I fall out of bed and manage to see a few fuzzy shapes on my way down as I fumble for my Coke-bottle glasses. I stumble past the mounting pile of laundry, narrowly avoiding waking up my four-year-old, who has snuck into our […]Read More let's have coffee (and free coffee for you)
Well, I’m starting this post at 11: 50 p.m., if that tells you anything. My Halloween was full of cuddling with an adorable seven-month-old tiger and scoring candy with the cutest three-year-old Thomas the train. We trick-or-treated and we walked through our little downtown and we ate too many Reese’s, but mostly, we made memories. […]Read More making memories
Gathering around the Thanksgiving table is a time of food, family, and intense judgement. As we recover from Thanksgiving and gear up for the holiday season now among us, here’s a guide to the 5 People You Meet at Holiday Gatherings. (Not that I know any of these fine folks or anything.) The Anti-Socialite […]Read More The 5 People You Meet at Thanksgiving (Or Christmas) (Or Any Holiday Family Gathering)
It’s not every day that you walk into your house to see your table fully set with adorable dinnerware. I guess today was my lucky day! Unbeknownst to me, a group of ladies from our church blessed me by surprising me with an eight-person setting with some charming Christmas dinnerware. They even collaborated with Jonny […]Read More a sweet early christmas surprise
Around 107 million people will shop online today. On this Cyber Monday, I am super excited to feature a creative and innovative way to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti. All it takes is us + $20 + a computer. 🙂 One of the most awesome people I know, Natalie, recently shared about the […]Read More cyber monday + coal in your stocking.