From Muskets to Margaritas

Cinco de Mayo is my second favorite holiday. I have to be honest and admit that when I was in college my fascination with the holiday began because I developed a love for tequila and always had a love of Mexican food. As I matured and became an adult who looks much more deeply at…

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Eulogy For My Abs

Like a lot of moms, I have been struggling to accept my post-baby body. Basically, I didn’t accept it. Instead I’ve been dieting and exercising in an attempt to unearth the old me hidden beneath the layers of allowed pregnancy cravings, exhaustion, stress-eating and breastfeeding hunger. I’ve been eating clean 90% of the time and…

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Killing Santa Claus

Welcome to another holiday season. The Christmas trees are up at the mall. Beautifully tacky lights are up everywhere. We’re all spending too much money and stressed out. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year! But this time there’s something a bit troubling lurking beneath my festive mirth. Is this the year Santa Claus…

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Wax On, Wax Off

Since my Mother’s Day meltdown, I have realized I need to start taking better care of myself. I need to make an effort to do things that make me feel good about me again and not dumping 100% of my energy into everyone and everything else. At over 5 months pregnant for the second time…

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My Mother’s Day Meltdown

This year was my worst Mother’s Day yet. While many people were getting breakfast in bed or snuggling up to their children or, my personal favorite, taking the day off from the business of motherhood and the kids, my day was significantly different. First, I made the mistake of not realizing that I had booked…

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The Sands of Time

When did you first realize you were aging? I know the exact moment it hit me. I was 27. I learned that year that the maximum age to try out for American Idol was 28. It offended me that even if I had a massive hidden talent I could soon be too old for it…

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Weathering the Infant Storm

Many couples believe that a new baby will bring them closer together so they embark upon the journey of parenthood with daydreams filled with baby giggles and that fresh powdery baby smell. As the new mommy’s belly begins to grow, they find themselves romanticizing what it’s going to be like once the little one has…

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