5 Secrets of a Perfect Party

This past weekend, my little Squish turned 1 year old. I don’t have the time to get into how complicated my feelings are about it. What I CAN talk about, is his adorable Monster themed first birthday party. Parties are sometimes stressful events. They tend to come around during the most poignant moments in life.Read more

5 Things I Wish I Knew After Graduating College

Graduating college was definitely one of my proudest moments. I remember how at one point, I wasn’t even considering attending because I had my mind set on a career in music – pop music, at that (as a recording artist). My parents urged me to apply to a local school as a back-up plan, and itRead more

5 Ways to Combat Mommy Guilt

“Mommy Guilt”. The fact is, all mothers feel it. Maybe not all of the time, maybe not over the same things. (I actually think some of the comments that spurred me to write about Why I’m One of “Those” Moms were born out of Mommy Guilt.) There is something about the immense task of raisingRead more

Four things I wish I’d told my father

Growing up I had a tumultuous relationship with my father. There were plenty of factors involved – but the basics are that he was a hard working man from a family that didn’t fit my Disney expectations. I was a headstrong young woman who disagreed with him on every point, and longed for a different, betterRead more

Growing up Anxious: How I Deal With Panic Attacks

Growing up, there were a lot of things that worried me – things that probably didn’t even phase my childhood peers. For example: I remember constantly being in a state of nervousness after school. Somehow, I always thought that I didn’t take the homework down correctly. It would be a full night of tears and telephoning various classmates to confirm (and re-confirm, ofRead more