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Monday, September 16, 2019
me time

ME TIME: Before Kids…and Today

The other day, my pre-teen daughter asked if she could take a bath in my large, perfect-for-bubble-baths bathtub. Considering the fact that I most certainly wasn't going to be using it, I said, yes....
Mom Tribe

6 Women Every Mom Needs In Her Tribe

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and there aren’t many parents out there who would argue. In fact, after three kids, I don’t just need a village, I need the...
simple date night ideas

Simple Date Night Ideas for Richmond Couples

Couples who are married or in long-term relationships sometimes find themselves going too long without ever going out on dates. Sure, it's easy to find yourselves getting caught up in all of your day-to-day...
Mom Flu

Why the Mom Flu Might Be a Blessing in Disguise

Ok, hear me out. I’m in the throes of Influenza A, so I speak from experience. Though it is the worst I’ve felt in a long, long time, there are some positive aspects to...
Date Night

Why Date Night Matters

There was a time before kids when going on a date was no big deal. I mean, it was a HUGE deal depending on the situation, but it was a choice I made for...
what moms want for valentine's day

What Moms Really Want For Valentine’s Day: A PSA For Dads

Ask any middle school girl what the most romantic day of the year is and she’s (almost) guaranteed to answer Valentine’s Day. Ask any mother what the most romantic day of the year is...
Mom Shopping

The Challenges of Mom Shopping

I avoid shopping for myself as much as humanly possible. It's not that I don't like shopping, it's just that as the years have gone by, it has become a greater challenge. And yet,...
kids will be kids

Kids Will Be Kids…And That’s OK

With two quasi-grown teenagers and a pre-teen in my house, it’s easy to forget just how hard the early years of parenting were. Granted, if I did not have the ability to forget, not...
a momcation

Why Every Mom Needs a Momcation

The momcation, a glorious trip that moms take without kids, has become a popular buzzword in parenting communities everywhere. In the past, this same trip would have been called a “girls’ weekend” or even...
The More The Merrier Stress and Gratitude

The More The Merrier: How Two “Foster” Kids Turned My Stress Into Gratitude

I cry every Christmas. Not because I don’t love Christmas. It’s actually my favorite holiday. I love the lights and the tree. I love the parties and the decorations. I love shopping for my...