Confessions of an Artist-Mom

I am excited to introduce my friend Amanda Brinkley who is an incredible artist and the mother of a spunky, adorable toddler. Amanda is one of the reasons I started this blog, as we've talked a lot about the challenges of creating while raising a kid.  Somewhere in me, there is this familiar daydream… A …

Christmas Shopping Without Going Broke

Today I did something incredibly brave. I took my 1.5-year-old to Toys "R" Us and let her walk around. I am pretty sure she pulled half the toys off the shelf. She especially went nuts in the Minnie and Disney Princess aisle. Pre-child me would have scoffed at mom me and say, “My kids will …

Who You Shouldn’t Invite to Thanksgiving

There is a guest that creeps into your home around the holidays and loves to taunt you during your thanksgiving festivities. He is worse than your conspiracy theorist uncle. He likes to tell you that your turkey being too dry is the end of the world and that you’re a failure because this year, the cranberry …