Sleep in Heavenly Peace

I thought I had forgotten but it’s never far from my heart. I lied to myself and I believed the lie. Recently, I was at a family holiday party, surrounded by people who I love and love me, and there he was; my beautiful reminder. With his tender, sweet, barely 2-year-old smile, he tore the wound […]

By |December 17th, 2014|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , , |1 Comment

American Girl Will Donate a Doll to Children’s Hospital for Every one Bought #Joy2EveryGirl

Anyone who has been a long time reader of The TRUTH knows that we are big fans of American Girl in our home. Remember the American Girl Christmas of 2013?


It all started with a couple of hand-me-down American Girl dolls and a Bitty Baby from my niece (who’s now 17) and my daughters were smitten. […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Categories: Raising Girls, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Father Singing Blackbird to Dying Newborn Son is Most Beautiful thing on the Internet

Blackbird singing in the dead of night,
take these broken wings and learn to fly,
All your life…
You were only waiting for this moment to arrive.

Imagine losing everything and then imagine losing it again, all within a few days. According to Chris Picco Youtube video description…
Chris Picco singing Blackbird to his son, Lennon James Picco, who was delivered […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Categories: Loss, Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Get the Behavior You Want from Your Children Without Losing Your Sh*t

Do you know how to get the behavior you want from your children without being the parent you hate? Do you have someone that you call when you want a second opinion on your parenting decisions? I think we all have someone or someones that we call when we feel like we need confirmation that […]

The One Thing that All Mom’s Have in Common

No matter how hard we try as parents, sometimes we still have a parenting fail followed by the inevitable mommy guilt.
I stay-at-home with my girls. I have always stayed at home. There was a brief 6 month period while I was pregnant with Gabs that I worked outside of the home but other than that I have […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Confessions|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

I Keep My Kids Home on September 11th, but Not for the Reasons You Think

Last night, I watched as social media became heated and divided over September 11th. These are just a few of the slurs I saw hurled at people.
“Do you live in fear? Do you send your children to school? Do you keep them home? You are stupid if you keep them home. If you keep them […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Categories: News, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Every Inch of You is Perfect from the Bottom to the Top

Today, I’m all about that Bass.
This just makes me smile. I needed this today. My gift to you from me! Just trying to embrace life as is. We should all be about that bass!

I want this to be the anthem of the next generation of girls. No photoshop. No plastic surgery. No impossible standards. Let’s […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Categories: Health, Raising Girls||0 Comments

Learning to Disrupt the Pink with GoldieBlox Giveaway

When I was a little girl, I was raised that little girls did “girl things” like play with baby dolls and Barbie dolls. Boys played with Legos and Lincoln logs. Girls were pretty and boys were dirty. Boys got to have all the fun while all I got to do was chores and play with […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Categories: giveaway, Raising Girls|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Hideaway in your Life

My daughters, they saw an Instagram video of a friend’s little girl lip syncing Kiesza’s Hideaway. It was the first time they’d ever heard the song. They were instantly obsessed and being my children, of course they never do anything to scale. They had to take it and run away with it. After making several Instagram […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Categories: Parenting, Parenting, Raising Girls|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Back-to-School ~ Diary of a Recovering Helicopter Mom

Back-to-school school is upon us.
Yesterday morning, I took my girls back-to-school. I know that I should be rejoicing. I thought I might be. This summer has been very busy and trying but instead, I was sad. Sad that another summer is gone and there are so few left before they go off to college. When they are […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |2 Comments