As much a I don’t want to admit it, I’m a smartphone addict. Like many moms, I have to maximize my free time as much as possible and my phone allows me to do that. Besides making phone calls and sending texts, I write blog posts, respond to emails, pay bills and everything else with my handheld device. It’s so much easier than having to pull out my laptop or sit at my desktop computer. more
Consistency is a struggle I know all too well. Once I had Maya, that became less of a problem. When you have a baby depending on you 24/7, you often have no choice but to get your act together. I was like supermom those first few months, doing it all and feeling very proud of myself. But it couldn’t last and burnout took over. Motherhood came first, but everything else seemed to take a backseat. I was pretty hard on myself, but everyone else was much more willing to give me a pass. more
That feeling is all too familiar. Sitting at a desk with those hard plastic or wooden chairs for almost an hour, attempting to contort your body into a semi-comfortable position. That’s middle school for you.
In honor of the upcoming new year, I thought of 15 things I’d share with my younger self. I’ll also pass some on to my daughter when she’s old enough, though she may just roll her eyes at me and say, “Moooommmm!" more
November is a busy month! Daylight Saving Time just ended and many of us cast our votes on Election Day. The star of the month, Thanksgiving, is right around the corner. However, November is more than just Turkey Day. There are quite a few educational and engaging events going on this month.
Tiredness and parenthood go hand in hand. Here are a few tips to help you win the battle. more
After giving birth to two kids, Leslie found that she had less energy to play with her children. It wasn't until she walked into the doors at the Bell Chasse YMCA in... more
Everybody cut, everybody cut. If you didn't know, it's the 30th anniversary of Footloose. And for the younger moms out there, we don't know... more
While many people believe that crosswords and social interaction help keep the brain active and reduce the risk of dementia, walking or jogging may be the... more
Maybe it's because you only have an hour at lunch. Perhaps the in-laws take care of the kids two or three times a week. Or maybe you feel good knowing the Y will watch... more