Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here
  • essex resort
Is she faking it?

Sleep and Lies

I’ll start with a confession: when my daughter was a baby, I faked it. Every night, often multiple times, I faked it and my husband never suspected a thing. No, I wasn’t faking that. Every night? Multiple times a night? With a baby in the house? Ha! No, I faked being asleep. The truth is, […]

Continue Reading 0
table, chairs, trees, banner, painting

Mad Hatter Tea Party on a Budget!

Sometimes I’m not sure what I spent more time planning, my wedding or my daughters’ birthday parties. Luckily, you can throw a fantastic bash for your kiddo without breaking the bank. Check out this super fun Mad Hatter Tea Party we did for Violet’s second birthday. The Invites When planning a themed party, I always start with the invitation, which […]

Continue Reading 0
balloons, sky

Birthday Party Dread

Each year, I feel a sense of dread creeping up on me as the middle of April approaches. It’s time for my son’s birthday again. While I love watching him celebrate his birthday, I get very anxious about having to throw him a birthday party. I am very jealous of all my friends who seem […]

Continue Reading 0
helping at market

Maia at the Market

What? Did Daddy say that it’s farmers market day? OK! Let’s go! No? Oh breakfast first. Toast with peanut butter and bananas? Toast? Toast? Toast? Toast? Toast? The toast is ready! Yum. That was good. Ok, now can we go? Yay! I love the market. So many snacks and room to run. Run! RUN! Daddy, […]

Continue Reading 0
pinky-swear-329329_640

My Best Friend

You know those women with one best friend? A friend like a sister, a forever partner in crime, and a soulmate. The sort of epic friendship that requires girls’ weekends and nights out. Giggling, crying, gossiping, empire building, problem-solving, and world domination. Makeup, feminist ideology, and the merits of comfortable yet attractive shoes. Life-renewing, empowering […]

Continue Reading 6
Monday Morning Photo

Monday Morning

This past Monday morning, my 4 year old spent the 15 minutes between when my husband went to work and when we should have gotten on the school bus screaming that “he wants Daddy.” Not only was he screaming, he was also crying. Like big ole’ crocodile tears crying. Crying like you would expect a […]

Continue Reading 0
abe40 weekswmnicetohave

Newborn “Nice to haves”

My second child is now 8 weeks old, and while I have all the newborn essentials down, I’ve discovered some newborn “nice to haves” as well! Some frivolous and some super handy, these items are making my life just a little easier. Oogiebear Ear & Nose Cleaner I am a confessed baby picker. I can’t […]

Continue Reading 0
1459624184873-1891995054

My Child, the Problem Child

My sweet son comes off the bus. I watch him walk down the steps smiling proudly at me and all I can think is, God he’s perfect. How was I chosen to have this perfect child, this ideal example of behavior and kindness, this… just then the teacher that rides the bus with the preschoolers pokes […]

Continue Reading 2