If you want to know what it feels like to get naked in public….

Write the most honest thing you know how to write about something shitty that happened to you, even if (especially if) that shitty thing wasn’t actually earth-shatteringly tragic. Vomit up all the words and then revise them so many times you don’t know if anything you wrote makes sense or is even remotely good but […]

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Real moms, real stories

I was catching up with an old friend over the phone recently. “You have everything together,” she remarked. I nearly choked. “What!?” According to Facebook and my blog, apparently I look like I know what I’m doing. The truth is, I’m making everything up as I go along. One of the greatest shocks of my […]

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There is Such Thing as a Dumb Question

They say there are no dumb questions. They are wrong. (Side note: Who are they??) There are, in fact, many dumb questions. I know because I ask them more often than Kim Kardashian posts a selfie. In the spirit of conscious parenting and minimizing the urge to stab myself with a Lego, I’ve composed a […]

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Featured Fit Mom: Mandi Castle

I am thrilled to have had the chance to interview Mandi Castle for the second installment of my new series, where I interview moms with big, scary, sexy fitness goals. Mandi is a 37 year-old married mom of two, ages five and nine, living in Dallas. She recently published her first novel, Dear Stephanie, (which btw, I cannot […]

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The Gift of Imperfection

It is good to know you are not perfect. It makes me feel a little better about me! My friend wrote this in an email to me last week. That’s all I had to do? Let my friend know I’m not perfect to brighten his day? I’m all in. That’s easy. I am so not […]

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Workout Wednesday: How One Mom Ran Her First Marathon Before Her Baby’s First Birthday

Welcome to another installment of Workout Wednesday! I’m changing things up today with a guest, my friend Erin Gosser. She’s a stay at home mom of two young boys, a blogger, a runner, and a total badass. Erin ran her debut marathon (Chicago) when her kids were four years old and eleven months old, which I […]

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Breast Pump vs Actual Baby as Travel Buddy: A Scientific Review

Babies cry. Breast pumps don’t. Babies are cute. Breast pumps aren’t. These are among the various factors you may consider if you are ever lucky enough to be in a position to choose between taking along a nursling or a pump as your air travel companion. I’ve broken down the pros and cons of each […]

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Angels Do Exist (at the Grocery Store)

Every time I take my kids grocery shopping, I return with a week’s worth of food and a lifetime’s worth of regret. Every time, I search my soul for an answer to the question: Why didn’t I do Home Shop? Last week, I took the kids shopping after picking my three-year-old up from preschool. I […]

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37 Things I’m Grateful For (Part 4)

Welcome to the final installment of my Gratitude Series. I thought it would be fun to acknowledge my recent 37th birthday by blogging about 37 Things I’m Grateful For (in no particular order). It was. If you missed the previous posts, here are part 1, part 2, and part 3. 30) My kids I feel […]

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37 Things I’m Grateful For (Part 2)

This is the second post in a four-part series on 37 things I’m grateful for on my 37th birthday. If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here. 10) Paleo Vegan food bloggers on Pinterest Lady Bug’s allergies mean we don’t eat wheat, dairy, nuts, or eggs. For a while we were avoiding […]

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