Grief is a Tricky B*tch

I wrote this one for me, to move through the grief that I still feel on occasion. I call them my emotional time-bombs and they go off without discretion. I wrote this last week, before I started feeling this crazy happiness high that I’m on but after I had a good, hard and ugly cry.Or maybe I […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Featured, Loss|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Does Advanced Maternal Age Really Mean You’re Too Old to Give Birth?

What do you consider advanced maternal age? What age do you think is too old to have a baby? Pushing aside, finances and social norms what is your cut off date? I had always said I’d never have a baby after 35. I know, I was so adorable thinking in absolutes. I drew that line in the […]

The Starbucks Effect

Have you ever heard of the Starbucks effect?
I’m not referring to the theory that Starbucks will boost the price of your home, but that is a thing. I’m talking about the kindness of strangers.

“Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you,” it’s the Golden rule. I’ve heard it since I was […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Featured|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Parenting Survival Tips from the Walking Dead

I love The Walking Dead, as many of you know. Last year when I was in Boston and shared a brief moment on the elevator with “Shane” from the Walking dead, I nearly fainted and I don’t do fan girl moments. Well, unless you count that time I made a complete fool of myself in […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Categories: Entertainment, Featured, Parenting|Tags: , , |2 Comments

All Little Girls Think They’re Fat

“I’m fat! Just look at my flabby arms!”
This is what I overheard amongst the ballerinas today. 11-year-olds should not be worrying about flabby arms, especially since not one of the 10 preteen girls included in this conversation are fat or had flabby arms. My heart sunk and my stomach turned as I realized if these […]

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: Raising Girls, Throat Punch Thursday|Tags: , , |4 Comments

If You Send Your Kid to Public School, You’re the Worst

Hi, my name is Debi and I am a product of public school. Before you get your panties in a wad about the title, this is in response to a post on Slate called, If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person.

Let me start by saying (or admitting, as Slate […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

Nature Versus Nurture, Pans in Your Oven and Other Questionable Life Choices?

I’m doing my own social experiment on nature versus nurture and I want you all to be apart of it. I shared a simple photo on Facebook yesterday of an oven full of pots and pans. I find this completely normal. In fact, my own oven is full of pots and pans right now! What […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Latina, Parenting|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Co-Sleeping is Not for Sissies

Did you know that co-sleeping was a lifetime sleeping choice? If you are a new parent or parent-to-be thinking of co-sleeping, STOP, collaborate and most importantly, listen!!

Sure, that pink, squishy-faced, little newborn is irresistible. You can’t say no and you just don’t want to miss a giggle, sigh or breath and especially not a cuddle […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: humor, Parenting|Tags: , |2 Comments

Happy Golden Birthday to the Child who Made me a Mom

Happy Birthday, Bella!
Ten years ago today, the most important thing in my life happened… I became a mother. I can’t believe I’ve been a mom for an entire decade. It feels like yesterday. I don’t even remember my life before my daughters were born. It all seems so trivial now.

I was not ready. I thought […]

By |March 10th, 2015|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I Shaved my 7-Year-old

Last fall, I received a personal laser hair removal system because I’d already shaved myself silly for the past 30 years and waxing hurts my feelings. My 7-year-old saw it and asked what it was. I told her. Then, she mentioned the hair on her arms. She said if the laser hair removal worked, she wanted […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Categories: Latina, Parenting|Tags: , , , |5 Comments