The day the S-bomb got dropped on the kindergarten field trip

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Last week I chaperoned my kindergartener’s field trip. It was crazy adorable – and generally pretty crazy – as you might expect. I often forget how young kindergarteners are, because lately Grace seems so old to me. She’s reading beginner books, tying her own shoes, picking out her own clothes. So independent. So big. But […]

Dealing with long-term postpartum depression: 6 tips for coping

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Many women who suffer from postpartum depression get better and feel no long-term effects of their illness. But for some, PPD lasts a lot longer than you’d expect. A January 2014 Harvard Review of Psychiatry report found that 38% of women with postpartum depression experienced chronic symptoms. As Medical News Today writes, “The review found the strongest […]

12 Signs It’s Fall in Your Little Slice of Suburban Heaven

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It’s finally fall here in New England. It’s a fickle season, isn’t it? One day it’s a sunscreen day, the next day it’s 45 degrees and raining. Fall isn’t exactly consistent around here, but as sure as the changing leaves on the trees and the pumpkin spice latte in your hand, you’re bound to see and […]

Giveaway: Win one of 3 Frozen Halloween costumes or a $100 Amazon gift card!

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What are your kids being for Halloween? My girls are Frozen-obsessed, so one is going to be Anna and the other is going to be Elsa. I’m going to wager there is a 50/50 chance that your kiddos are also obsessed with Frozen and want to be Elsa, Anna, or Olaf. Am I right? Well […]

How I’m successfully managing my mental health without antidepressants


People are often scared to take antidepressants (SSRIs) for depression, even when a doctor recommends it. And I understand why. I was in the same boat back in college, and I opted not to take anything for the depression and anxiety I was dealing with then. I got by. Barely. And then I eventually got better, so […]

The top 5 times I don’t want my iPhone to die (plus an iPad mini and more giveaway!)

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What is the absolute worst time you’ve pulled out your phone, only to find the battery DOA? It’s happened to me way more than I care to admit. You’d think I’d learn from my mistakes. But noooooo, I just keep ending up with a dead phone in situations when I reallllly needed my phone to […]

Did motherhood make you put your dreams on the back burner?

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What did you give up to be a mom? We all gave something up. Maybe willingly. Maybe not so much. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, work full-time, work part-time, have a spouse, or do it all on your own, I am sure you have made many sacrifices to be a mom. What did I […]