The Art of Connecting in the Car: What I Learned From My Broken Radio

car conversations

I don’t love the message that my occasional ‘car time-outs’ could potentially be sending my daughter, unbeknownst to me. Letting her see and hear that my ears are available for listening and exchanging words with her speaks volumes. If there is constantly music to be talked over, or a physical barrier (like a phone) to pull down in order for us to converse, I’m not truly available. I’m tied up and somewhat closed off. That is not the mom I aspire to be. Read More

Safety Tips for Summer Road Trips

Safety Tips for Summer Road Trips

Summer is quickly approaching and that vacation you have been planning for months is so close, you can almost feel the ocean’s gentle waves sweep over your toes. Conversely, the actual logistics of the road trip are a little less enjoyable to visualize… Read More

Tired, Stressed, and Not Giving Up

Tired, Stressed, And Not Giving Up

I’ve been in a weird phase this month—I’ve either been go, go, go or Netflix binge for hours. I can’t seem to find my healthy pace of life—relaxing while being somewhat productive. Read More

Life Lessons I Learned From My Baby

Life Lessons I Learned from My Baby

Each morning as I wake up for the fifth time, exhausted and a little cranky, I think of the day that lies ahead of me and the overwhelm kicks into gear. Then I look over at my sweet baby waking in his bassinet. Read More

Mom Chronicles: A Mom’s Nice Jar

A Mom's Nice Jar

By the end of each day, my nice jar is empty. I’m a married, working mom with four kids and two dogs. I start each day optimistically and swear I won’t get angry or yell. Read More