Why This Momma is Saying Yes to Girl Time

Mother Teresa is credited with one of my favorite touch stones:

“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”

Makes sense, yes?

Then why do we Moms have such a hard time putting oil in our lamps?!?? Why do we feel guilty when we take care of ourselves? Why do we give up so many of the things we enjoy in the name if being a good mom?

Because it’s what we think we’re supposed to do. I’ve got news for you, it’s the fast track to Mom burnout!

The older I get, the more I realize just how true it is – I need that oil. So, I’m trying really hard to put oil in my lamp.

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When Good Moms Say Hurtful Words

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Uggg – it was one of those mornings, those mornings where things go totally off the rails and I lose my shit. That morning, I spewed hurtful words at one of my children and then immediately regretted it. And then (rightfully) felt like shit about it.

That morning, it was bad. Really bad.

From my mouth to #3’s ear that morning…

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When a Banana is Not a Banana: Lingo and Acronyms for Moms with Teens

As the mom of a teenager in the digital age, I’ve become painfully aware of just how naive I really am. Just ask my team (my younger, cooler, hipper team). Last week we had a conversation about the purple eggplant emoji…

Apparently, it means penis…

What? Who knew?

Not this Momma!

I get it, but holy shit, I started to wonder what else I didn’t know. Turns out… A LOT!

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Dear Momma, You Are Doing a Fabulous Job…

Text: In case no one has told you today, you are a great motherI suck at this Mom thing.

Or at least feel like I do.

And while my head knows it’s not true, my heart sends a different message.

Why My Cocktail Is Good For Everyone Around Me

I may run so I don’t kill my kids, but I drink so I don’t kill the rest of them. Okay, maybe that’s too strong, I drink so I don’t lose my shit with them.


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Just Get Your Butt To The Doctor!

It’s National Women’s Health Week, a week to empower women to make their health a priority and to take steps to improve their health.

Seems like something we Moms should be good at, right? After all that’s what we do, take care of people, right?!?

Naturally, you’re up to date on all of your preventive maintenance. Right?


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A Tribute To All Of The Moms In My Life

Just when you thought the Mother’s Day posts had to be done, here’s yet another…

What started as a Facebook post ended in a realization…there are soooooo many mothers who have impacted my life, who have taught me how to be a mom, who have made me a better mom, really, it’s an amazing list!

The most obvious? Of course, my own momma who gave birth to me and has guided me every day since. Through good and bad, thick and thin, and everything in between and had the grace and confidence to let other mommas do the same.

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A Mother’s Day Gift For All Moms

The best I can...

As a Mom, I spend a lot of time reflecting on the job I’m doing – usually when things aren’t going well. #2 is failing a class; #1 isn’t as confident as he should be; #3 hasn’t done this week’s homework…the list goes on and on.

And there it is, that little voice in my head nagging me about all of the things I should have, could have, would have done differently…

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