Parenting, Teens, and The Crisis of Time

I have always been a fairly fast mover. Involved in as many things as a day could hold. And then some. People who walk… um… not fast… drive me bonkers. Even when there is no time constraint there is still much to do, even if means walking to my car so I can just get home […]

Does Parenting Get Easier?

Does parenting get easier? I hear this question get asked all over the place. IRL. Online. While listening in on conversations. Oh come on, YOU DO IT TOO. The question is asked in those exact words, or phrased some other way, but the heart of the question is actually a plea… “PLEASE TELL ME THIS […]

On: Parenting, A New Cute Mug, A Birthday, Moderate Adversity, And Teens

I should be sleeping now. It’s a morning I didn’t have to set an alarm yet my body started moving me out of sleep around 6. I didn’t get to bed until nearly 1 a.m. and should not be awake! However, a friend who moved to Germany years ago is moving back to the area-ish […]

Straight Talk’s Safe Driver Car Connection and National Teen Driver Safety Week

This post is brought to you by a partnership between Straight Talk and yours truly. All opinion and experience with Straight Talk Safe Driver Car Connection and the Safe Driver event are my own. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Atlanta for a hot minute. Straight Talk and Driver’s Edge partnered together to […]

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all.

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all. And I have partnered with IKnowEverything (a program of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( to help spread the word… DRINKING AND DRIVING IS BAD. I have been paid by to help spread the word. OK. Now that we have that out of the way… plus […]

Straight Talk Wireless: Safe Driver Car Connection Device.

Straight Talk Wireless recently launched their Safe Driver Car Connection device. I am thrilled to be teaming up with Straight Talk wireless on this program. This partnership means I am able to attend an event in Atlanta this Friday (the 17th) to learn more about SDCC, so I can share this program with YOU. However, […]

Back to School, Sports, and Concussion Awareness

For many families, back to school means back to sports… which means >> concussion awareness. I know it’s true for my family this year. My son (A HIGH SCHOOLER, WHAT?!) is breathing, eating, and drinking ALL THE FOOTBALL KOOLAID. My middle school daughter… cheerleader. And my youngest is in the last bit of swim lessons… […]

My Teen Is… #ToMyTeen

I’m just going to put something out there. I love teenagers and MY teen is… a blessing. Related: I used to BE a teen! Crazy, right? Yes, teenagers are complicated. But you know what? They are awesome too. I think they get a really bad rap a lot of times. They are not given enough […]

New on NBC – The Mysteries of Laura… Motherhood and Detective Work

There’s a new show of NBC – premiering TODAY! The Mysteries of Laura! That’s Debra Messing. She’s hilarious. I was asked to make my own video sharing a little bit about how we moms, even if we are not gainfully employed as detectives… we ARE detectives. We have to be… (click here if you are […]

10 Back To School Organization Tips – For MOM (i.e. Her SANITY)

Back To School. Three words. Three words that involve A LOT. A lot of time. A lot of money. A lot of planning. So Back to School organization TIPS arrrrrrrre in order, friends. *Though this post is not a sponsored post, it is inspired by my friends at Balance Bar. You can read my #balanceisinthebag […]