The 7 people you need in your life when going through a divorce

Divorce can knock you off your game so fast. The emotional energy your body uses just to make it through the day can make it hard to do much else. Your mental energy is lowered. Kiss your physical energy goodbye too. Emotions, specifically anxiety and stress, are taking up a lot of your day. ThisContinue reading “The 7 people you need in your life when going through a divorce”

5 ways to fit fitness into your day

The last time I was ready to get into a good fitness routine, I started setting my alarm at 5:30 so I could do it before anyone else woke up. About a week into this, my youngest started waking up earlier than normal and disrupted the whole plan. Everyone in my house is an earlyContinue reading “5 ways to fit fitness into your day”

Planning the right things, not all the things, for your family’s next beach trip: 10 must haves to make it easier

I am the ultimate planner, list-maker, early packer, you name it. So of course, I’ve married the man who pulls his suitcase down the night before we’re scheduled to go on a trip. It would probably be the morning of if I’d let him get in bed without showing me his suitcase that night. IContinue reading “Planning the right things, not all the things, for your family’s next beach trip: 10 must haves to make it easier”

It’s not just you, mama: We’re all feeling the emotions of our kids and struggling through it

Last month, my tween girl was subject to some bullying at school. Because of Covid, she couldn’t interact with those outside of her class, so she spent multiple days in a row by herself without anyone to play with or talk to. She was crying everyday, and even though I could keep it together inContinue reading “It’s not just you, mama: We’re all feeling the emotions of our kids and struggling through it”

An Interview with my 10 year old

Last month, I wrote about my interview with my seven-year-old son, Ryan. My family spent the first two weeks of November at a beach house while I worked remotely and they continued virtual school. It was a perfect change of scenery for us and the weather was unseasonably warm. When I told the kids IContinue reading “An Interview with my 10 year old”

An Interview with my 7 year old

My family has been on vacation at the beach for the last week, taking advantage of our work from home and virtual school shit show that is 2020. It was the first full week that I’ve taken off this entire year, and as it comes to an end, I barely feel like I’ve stepped awayContinue reading “An Interview with my 7 year old”

Reflecting 5 years later: Supporting young kids with an alcoholic parent

Last month marked five years since my ex-husband passed away from his alcoholism at the age of 36, only 2 months after our divorce was finalized and our kids were 2 and barely 5.  Shortly before he died, I was really starting to feel healed on a personal level. I was able to handle theContinue reading “Reflecting 5 years later: Supporting young kids with an alcoholic parent”

This isn’t the end for the working mom

I can’t tell you the number of amazing articles I’ve read this summer that chronicle exactly how I feel—overworked, stressed, failing at everything. Working in the corporate world and trying to be an amazing mom right now feels nearly impossible, and when I read the articles about this being the end of the working mom,Continue reading “This isn’t the end for the working mom”