In Defense of the Coffee Break for Mom

In Defense of the Coffee Break for Mom

I don’t think an extra cup of coffee is ever denied to a mother. (Well, okay, this happened, which is ridiculous.) But this “coffee break” I am referring to isn’t really about coffee. It’s more about the break part. When you work outside of the home, you do...
Working from Home: Dream or Disaster?

Working from Home: Dream or Disaster?

The idea of working from home is a parent’s dream. You can wear comfy clothes, answer emails with your morning coffee, and take a break whenever you want to walk the dog. Right? Have you ever actually worked from home? It can really be a nightmare. The dog is...
4 Ways to Make Chores Fun So They Get Done

4 Ways to Make Chores Fun So They Get Done

Raising kids takes a lot of work. Keeping a house together takes a lot of work. Doing both at the same time can seem near impossible. The dishes pile up, the bathroom gets disgusting, and the kids don’t want to get ready, help with the chores, or even let you have a...
What the hell is “self-care” anyway?

What the hell is “self-care” anyway?

As women, and especially as mothers, we are told how important “self-care” is. Most women I know agree, but simultaneously feel guilty about taking time to do it, and kind of roll our eyes at suggestions of self-care. Take a bath. Listen to soothing music. Light a...
4 Things to Consider BEFORE Getting a Dog

4 Things to Consider BEFORE Getting a Dog

Puppies are cute. Like, really cute. Almost irresistibly cute. The question “can we get a dog??” echoes throughout homes with children on a daily basis. As parents, the question “can we get a puppy” is often followed up with the internal question of “should we get a...