Caffeine anyone?

There’s no denying it—as a society, we all love coffee and tea. It’s part of our morning ritual. There’s also nothing like a hot cup of coffee or tea, on a cold winter’s day. How...

Top 10 Father’s Day Eats of 2019

Maybe you’ve got the gift under control for Father's Day, and you’re trying to plan out where to celebrate…we’ve got the answers for you...  the real way to man’s heart: FOOD!  My top 10 2019...

Running The Marathon Of Life And Motherhood

I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember. Not long after I turned 3, my mom signed me up for youth track and field in the small Massachusetts town where I...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th!  Mark it on your calendars mamas!  It is fast approaching and as usual I am scrambling to figure out what to get the father of my children.  How...

10 Ways Motherhood Changed Me

There's no doubt that motherhood changes you down to your core. When talking with other mothers, this certainly seems to be the consensus. I know this is certainly true for me. Here are ten ways...

Do Teenagers REALLY Need Bedtimes?

Globally, teens are facing an alarming new health crisis, and most parents are unaware.  It’s not vaping,  social media, or screen addiction. It’s sleep deprivation. Researchers have reviewed over 800 studies to propose optimal teen sleep...

Has Respect For Parents Changed Over The Years?

“Who are you talking to?” I asked my son, brow furrowed.   He hadn’t used any vulgarity, and he hadn’t even bothered to roll his eyes while saying it, his new signature move as a...

How Can Moms Approach The Unbearable Tragedy of Teen Suicide?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with teens and their families, I wanted to bring attention to a difficult topic that can be concerning for moms —...

Moms Guide To Podcasts

Whether stuck in traffic or making dinner, I love podcasts for my daily dose of inspiration, insight, and humor. I’m into everything from boss babes chatting about owning a business of their dreams to...

Are Vegetables Really Good for You? Anti-Nutrients and Plants

Did you know that most plant foods have anti-nutrients? They are compounds that essentially protect the plants from bacterial infections and from being eaten by bugs. Since plants can’t run from predators, anti-nutrients are...

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Summer has officially arrived.  Which means my family and I will be living at the splash pad, swimming pool and/or local watering hole as...

Mardi Gras… For Kids?