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A Letter to My Children About Fifty Shades of Grey

A Letter to My Children About Fifty Shades of Grey

A Letter to My Children About Fifty Shades of Grey

My Precious Children, Tonight, I succumbed to peer pressure (exactly what I caution you NEVER to do) and went with a bunch of girlfriends to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I ignored the little voice in my head that implored me to just say “no!” because, after all, it’s just a silly movie, right? Well, I wish I had done as I always tell you to do and given that voice credit because it was right. The thing is, I’m also kind[...]

Having Sick Kids Would Be Fun If . . .

Having Sick Kids Would Be Fun If . . .

To give this post some context, I've spent a good part of this past week sitting on the couch with two babies on my lap, closely snuggled, a.k.a. sandwiched, by an additional three kids.  Of the five, four are sick with an influenza bug.  Over the course of each day my shirt has functioned a giant, glorified Kleenex, and every few minutes, when one of them coughs, I am showered with a warm, aerosol-like spray of germs.  Sound familiar? That being said,[...]

5 Reasons to Keep a Sharpie in Your Purse

5 Reasons to Keep a Sharpie in Your Purse

I'm a reluctant purse carrier.  I miss the days of tucking a credit card, my ID, and a key in my pocket before heading out of the house. Now that I have kids, the idea of sailing through life without a purse seems impossible.  My wallet bulges with insurance cards, library cards, and other necessities.  I carry two car keys, three bike keys, and a container of hand sanitizer.  I carry a checkbook and chap stick and a small bottle of[...]

10 Things I Hold True After 10 Years of Marriage

10 Things I Hold True After 10 Years of Marriage

 “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery We were driving down Route 1 when the gas light popped on – 25 miles ’til empty. Shit. We both then remembered the sign in Big Sur: Next gas station X (?) miles. Shiiiiiit. Neither of us could remember the exact number. We were so eager to chill in Big Sur we ignored it. But, as it turns out, Big Sur was the[...]

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