Why It's Okay To Spend Time Alone

Are you afraid to ask for some time to yourself? Do you feel you have to constantly care for your family or it may appear you don't care about them? This post will help you find moments throughout your day when you can take some time for yourself. You may even work up the nerve to ask your family for a much-needed day off.

Finding Your Child's Passion

I've spent most of her life trying to help my daughter find her passion. She went from art classes to ballet classes to soccer and horse riding and nothing ever kept her interest. Until she found something that shocked me!

Children and Chores

This post is about why doing house chores helps children become more successful in their future. Chores are a way to bring your family together and create much needed bonding time with your children. Chores encourage independence, confidence, and teach life-long skills.

A Guide to Coming Out

"Coming Out" - a sort of 'How to' guide from a teen for teens (and preteens) and heck anyone who is realizing they are attracted to their same gender. My lesbian daughter Claire shares her experiences and gives advice on how to finally be free by telling everyone you're a lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Huggy My Special Sleep Pillow

Yes, I’m an adult and I sleep with a special body pillow affectionately known as “Huggy”. When I was pregnant I had to sleep with a pillow between my legs in order to sleep comfortably. After I gave birth, I continued to use this pillow because it's so darn comfortable. For some unknown reason my then-husband (now my ex) had an issue with it. What's up with that?

Why I Stopped Getting Pregnant

This post is about why I only have one child. It wasn't a difficult decision once I analyzed all of the factors surrounding having more children. There was a lot of pressure but I had to do what was best for me.

Parenting Tweens and Teens

There is no "rule book" for parenting kids of any age but as the mom of a teenager, I've learned a few things and I feel compelled to share. I'm certainly no expert but maybe I'm doing something right because on a regular basis, parents/school faculty will tell me how impressed they are with my daughter. No this is not a bragging "my-kid-is-wonderful" post.

Parenting Gifts

Oh the many gifts we receive as parents. I thought I was teaching her but I soon realized she was teaching me as well. These are 4 influential things I've learned so far...and she's only 16.

Why Being A Mom Sucks

Ugh! I have a headache. But we must keep moving because for moms, there's no time to be sick. No one warned me about how difficult it is to be a mom. Motherhood wasn't instinctual for me and I was embarrassed to admit it. I'm ready to be honest about motherhood.

What's Your Story?

My blog is about sharing my funny and not-so-funny stories to hopefully inspire readers to start living their truth. Do you have an inspirational story you'd like to share? Drop me a note here and we can discuss your guest post, timing, and all that good stuff.

My Angry Lesbian

My daughter "came out" when she was 13 and she struggled with so many things. This is the story of my struggle as a parent and her struggle as an adolescent as we both try to understand this new world.