You can…
Aug29

You can…

My kid is 10 now, which means I’m 10 years into this steep freaking learning curve called motherhood. Which means I’ve picked up a thing or two I’d like to share. Things I learned on my own. Or things mothers in-it-longer-than-me passed on. Like secret wisdom whispered in the night.   You’re a grownass woman so you don’t need my permission for anything. But you’re also a tenderhearted sister in...

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How Espresso Slowed Me Down And Changed Everything
Aug31

How Espresso Slowed Me Down And Changed Everything

Recently, I had a book signing in Minnesota (at Wild Rumpus,the best bookstore in the whole world, that you have to get to at some point in your life). Pascal and I stayed with my amazing step cousins, Angela and Mike. Mike is super into brewing beer and also making THE cup of espresso. He’s got the lala-foo-foo machine. Right next to the lala-foo-foo bean grinder. For the lala-foo-foo beans. They have a whole COUNTER devoted to...

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It’s Almost Bathing Suit Season…Are You Feeling Good?
Apr04

It’s Almost Bathing Suit Season…Are You Feeling Good?

I live in New England, which means we’ve had a HARD winter. And while there are still little mounds of snow on the ground, we are all well aware that soon enough we’ll be bitching about how hot it is and hanging out at the beach to cool down. If you’ve ever been to a beach, you know that most people are in…dun, dun, dun…bathing suits.  These suits are made up of colorful fabric that often cover less skin...

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Balance: How Do I “Do It All”?
Mar14

Balance: How Do I “Do It All”?

At least once a day, I’m asked how I balance it all; homeschooling, owning a thriving business, self-care, recreational aerialist, all as a single mom. I’ve really struggled with an answer for this. Apparently, I put on a really good show of “doing it all.”  Um. Yeah.  I don’t do it all. But I do get MOST of it done, MOST of the time. So, I suppose that’s part one of the answer. I don’t even...

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The Most Radical Parenting Thing You Can Do
Nov23

The Most Radical Parenting Thing You Can Do

  I’m a rebel by nature. I don’t do what everyone else does. Haven’t for a long time. Lately, I’ve been SUPER radical in one area of parenting.  I think most people don’t even think of this thing as parenting. But trust me…it is. You ready? You feeling rebellious? MORE SLEEP. That’s it. GET MORE SLEEP.   It will change EVERYTHING about your parenting. I promise. I could go on and on...

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Rant of the Day: Gluten-Free Haters
Oct01

Rant of the Day: Gluten-Free Haters

Argh. If I see one more article in my newsfeed with the gist of,  “You’re not allergic to gluten, you’re just a whiner”, I’m gonna scream. Yes. I get it. I know a lot of people jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon with no clue if gluten is what’s making them feel crappy. I get that a lot of folks don’t even really know what gluten is. I get that it’s become a fad, a “thing”,...

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