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 […]

Going camping with kids vs. camping in your 20s – not exactly the same.


On Labor Day weekend, Hubs and I took the girls camping with a big group of friends. Well, really, I should say “camping.” No tents for this mama. Nuh-uh. We’re talking a (tiny) cabin with a/c and a TV. Less camping, more “woodsy relocation.” But there was no wi-fi and I had to hand-wash all the […]

My baby is going to kindergarten. Cue the (totally unexpected) angst.

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Just a little under six years ago, I was snuggling this: On Friday that bundle of snuggles is going to kindergarten. And I’m a mess. I’ve been talking tough for practically a year about how great it’s going to be when both my kids are in school. I thought of all the things I’d accomplish without them around. […]

Why Matt Walsh doesn’t know jack about depression & should just be quiet.

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When I read about Robin Williams’ terribly sad death from suicide yesterday, my eyes welled up and my stomach hurt. Celebrity tragedies don’t normally affect me so much. But the fact that one of the funniest and most talented actors to walk this earth was overtaken by depression … it hurt. It really hurt. I, like so […]