I've always struggled with delegation. It's tempting to just do things yourself when you account for the time it can take to train someone else. If you’re a control freak like me, you may be taking a teaching opportunity from someone who can benefit from it. I try to keep this in mind when it comes to the children in my life. more
If you're anything like the typical American woman, your entire life you've been inundated with messages that your body isn't good enough. more
The “b” word was once a huge part of my vocabulary.
“I can’t make it to lunch, I’m busy."
“I’m sooooo busy, there’s no way I can meet up after work."
“Sorry I can’t make it to the gym, I can’t believe how busy I am today!" more
“I’m losing it,” I thought to myself. I tried to put my daughter’s bib around my neck and was confused that it didn’t fit and also wasn’t a necklace. Read that twice if you need to. It was going on three weeks that I hadn’t gotten a night of uninterrupted sleep. Maya was waking up more than 3 times every night. more
I'm 30 years old and I feel fortunate to have grown up in a world where the Internet, paper thin laptops and smartphones were not yet ubiquitous. more
It finally happened. Maya had her first public tantrum and it happened at the grocery store. Babies get upset, it comes with the territory—but I was unprepared for was the spectacle it turned into. more
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
When I was working a 9-to-5 job, a coworker of mine told me that having a job was so much easier than being a stay-at-home mom. I nodded and said, "I can imagine." I thought I knew, but I had no idea. Let me be clear, I love being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). It's not a life I ever envisioned for myself, but it has turned out to be ideal. more
It has been several days since temperatures have plunged into the negatives in much of the country (hopefully by the time you read this... more
Earlier this week, me, my fiancé Jonathan and our daughter went on a little road trip from Chicago to southern Illinois. He had a meeting to attend for work and brought the family along for the ride. more