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#RealMomHacks: 10 Simple Steps to Help Your Kids Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

It’s almost time to switch the clocks again, and as amazing as it is to play outside after work because there is still light in the sky, the process of getting to that point can be painful. Luckily for you, I have come up with simple steps for successfully adjusting to daylight savings time. As long as your definition of success is very, very loose. Start sometime in January. By adjusting one minute per day it’ll be easy peasy. After three weeks, realize you were moving the wrong direction. Spring…

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#RealityCheck: I’m a Mom, Not a Maid

I know this is radical thinking (I’m being sarcastic), but honestly – if people actually think that women LIKE cleaning everyone else’s wee off the floors, walls and toilet seats, or that it is somehow solely a woman’s job to do all of the housework, then they can seriously kiss my ass. For one—I could not care less about vacuuming. I mean, I do it, but I honestly do not give a shit about it. I know having a clean and tidy house is a source of great pride for…

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Hey Jealousy: Longing for the Good Life

Our friends just bought a beach house and I am so jealous I can’t see straight. I can’t even talk about it without becoming instantly grouchy. It’s petty and unbecoming and true. Apparently, I desperately want a beach house. This is surprising because until now, I’ve been vaguely anti-beach house. I’ve ranted about maintenance hassles and being tied down to one vacation spot. I believe beach houses drain bank accounts and trying to recoup that money by renting brings wear and tear and strangers in your bed. A beach house…

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#RealMomHacks – 7 Ways To Organize Your Family

I am LOSING MY MIND. I know that you think I’m kinda cool. Fun. And I may look put together from the outside? But my life is the definition of chaos. For YEARS—chaos fueled me. I loved running a thousand miles an hour and digging into unique ways to kick off the new year. This year? I am sooo tired. SOOO tired. Did I mention tired? Yes. I. Am. And as I get older worker harder is not something I think my mind and body will be able to officially…

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Doing Less Has Changed My Life

It was five years since I had become a mother, and I felt like I had slowly been losing more and more of myself, with every “come on kids, get your shoes on”, every meal I cooked, every load of laundry, every stressful school drop-off, every manic morning, every supermarket tantrum and every time I said to my friends I was too tired to meet them. I looked in the mirror one morning and saw a tired, stressed out, overworked, crazy woman who had totally lost her shit over the…

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