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They Wanted Better For Us

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola however, all opinions expressed about the importance of education are my own. Since I was a tiny little girl of an immigrant father, I was taught that education was going to be my vehicle to success in life. My dad worked in a factory, [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|Categories: Confessions, Featured, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Priest who Doesn’t Condemn Abortion

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. I have always been torn between my pro-life Catholic upbringing and my pro-choice heart. I hoped I’d never find myself in the position to have to decide whether or not to have an abortion but I also learned at a very early age that [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Parenting, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why You Should Always Friend the Older Mom in the Class

I think role model moms should be standard issue to all new moms. Being a mom is hard. It is by far the hardest thing I've ever done. Not because of all the work it entails but the sheer force of the all-consuming energy that unconditional love tolls on your mind, body and spirit. Having [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lea Clark, American Girl of the Year 2016 Giveaway

It’s been a difficult past 7 days. The kind of epic bad days those tear jerker country songs are made of. Last Thursday, my youngest daughter's pet Guinea Pig got pneumonia, I took him to the vet, got him meds and we held him all day long nursing him back to health and then he just died. I [...]

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Featured, giveaway, Raising Girls|Tags: , , , |33 Comments

Helpless, Teaching Your Child about Loss

The hardest lesson we teach our children is loss. I have two daughters and my youngest is 8-years-old. In the last three years, she has felt the weight of the loss of a sibling, her beloved dog, a cousin and a goldfish. She has a great grandmother and a great-great aunt who are both in [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Loss, Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Help My Child’s a Tyrant

My daughter has metamorphosed from a sweet, loving child into a tyrant who rules with a iron fist and a sadistic sense of humor. It feels as if she's made it her mission to frustrate me to the point of submission. I have to admit, she's getting close this morning. I was all set to write [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Parenting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Momojis and the Secret Lives of Parents

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Luvs but all opinions about Momojis are 100% mine. We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words and, as parents, we know that we never have enough free time on our hands and little ears hear everything we say, especially those [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: giveaway, Mommy Truisms|Tags: , , , |40 Comments

Girl’s Gift Guide 2015

This Christmas holiday I’ve put together a girl’s gift guide that my daughters will flip over. They love tech, they love travel and they love fashion and of course, they love unicorns. Don’t we all? Anyways, the point is that they love lots of things. In fact, did I mention they’ve put a Storm Trooper [...]

By |December 1st, 2015|Categories: Raising Girls, Sponsored Post, Tech, Travel|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Three Tiny Rings

Today, I woke up and remembered that I should be snuggling a 3-year-old in my lap this morning. Celebrating with giggles, random hugs and sweet, baby voiced, “I love you”s. Instead, my lap is empty. The only things I have to commemorate what should have been are three thin stackable rings, the birthstones of the [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Grades are Ruining Education

Do you worry about your child's grades? Last week we attended annual Parent/Teacher conferences for our girls. They are always fairly uneventful. We go, the teachers tell us how good our girls are doing and we all go home and pat ourselves on the back. There are never any surprises. We usually have a report [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |0 Comments