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Peer pressure on the playground

Yesterday morning, after kissing Olivia and watching her run to her class line and say hi to her friends, I saw her best friend’s mom (who is also a good friend of mine) and we exchanged pleasantries and spoke a couple of minutes. She then told me something that made my jaw drop and […]


I struggled with being completely honest, because of course, the internet never forgets and I don’t want my kids to read awful things about their family online.

But then I realized that I can be honest without being vindictive, evil, catty or mean. Because, I am classy.

The first few months after he left […]

Half-Birthdays and other traditions

Today is Olivia’s half-birthday.

She’s six and a half.

My baby is SIX AND A HALF!

Some people may find celebrating half-birthdays silly, but I am not some people. She doesn’t get gifts, we don’t sing a song–I simply make today a little more…Olivia-centric. I’m making one of her favorite things for dinner (rotisserie […]

Wordless Wednesday: Spring, are you here yet?


I sit here tonight…frustrated.

I don’t have anyone to vent to–I honestly feel like I am drowning.

I want to be a great mom, that mom who never complains, who never says it’s hard, but…


And I feel like I am failing. I really do. Why can’t I fix it? Why […]

Wordless Wednesday: Olivia and Sophia: Recipe Hunters

E-bookin’ it

I love books.

If you have been a reader of mine or know me at all, you know I’ve written about them and my love for them a lot. Type “Books” into my search and BAM…posts on books.

It was really becoming ridiculous in my house, because, let’s face it, I don’t really re-read […]

Wordless Wednesday: Long, beautiful, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen… I adore hair!

Try it…you’ll like it!

In the past 18 months (geez, you’re gonna get tired of seeing me type that, but it’s important for me to be clear), I have seen a sharp decrease in my cooking. Not my cooking SKILLS mind you (cuz, I still got mad skillz in the kitchen), but just the number of nights I […]