Why Your Life Purpose Isn’t What You Think It Is

It’s been a while (a LOOOOONG while) since I’ve posted here. Taking on a new role at the College, starting a new business, having a freshly minted tweenager and a two year old took a lot of my focus away from my writing. But now that I’m starting to come out of the post-partum fog … Read more

5 Tips to Improve How You Communicate, Right Now

Communication. It’s everywhere, and in everything. Whether it’s face to face or online, we can’t avoid it. We have to communicate in order to do anything, go anywhere, be anything, get anything. It is very literally a key component of our every day lives and interactions. So then why do SO MANY of us really … Read more

6 People to Ditch from Your Life

I love spring. What a perfect time of year for fresh, new beginnings! It’s the perfect time to purge your pantry, for example. (Why is it that despite purging my pantry every spring I STILL find things that expired in 2014 every single time?) It’s a great time to set goals for the coming season, … Read more

Returning to Work After Baby – it doesn’t get easier

Written for Moms Beyond as a Contributing Writer It’s like déjà vu all over again. 10 years after I returned to work for the first time after mat leave, I’m back again for the first time in what feels like a long time. You see, last week was my first week back after having been on mat leave with my second … Read more

The Myth of Balance

What a couple of weeks it’s been. Two weeks ago I had intended to write a post about balance. I’ve decided to try having a theme every week on my blog and Instagram, and balance fits nicely into the theme of “struggle”. But then my Wee Bear started into Leap 7 and began teething. Then … Read more

The One Thing Your Kids Should Always Know

I watched yesterday as my girl jumped into the new little swimming pool her granddad bought for her. She was so excited she didn’t even empty her backpack or eat a snack. As soon as she walked in the door after school, she changed and went straight for the pool. As she played it dawned … Read more

How You Know You’ve Survived the Newborn Period

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As I write this, we are finally past the newborn period, which generally is the first 3 months of little baby’s life. Tator Tot is currently 4 1/2 months old. WE SURVIVED!!! We done did it. We made it, baby. But there are other tell-tale signs that we’ve made it through the newborn period into … Read more