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

Why Matt Walsh is dangerously wrong about Robin Williams, depression, and suicide 400x300

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 […]

6 fun and simple back-to-school ideas that even I can do – plus a giveaway!

fun and simple back to school and organization ideas

This year will be the first year both my girls are in school all day long. Annie will be in third grade and Grace is going to kindergarten. (I’m both super sad about my baby leaving me and doing a happy dance at the same time because OMG the house is going to be so […]

Three minutes in the mind of a mom

3 minutes in the mind of a mom

There’s a reason women say they have “mom brain.” Even though I make lists upon lists in an attempt to clear my head of all the to-dos racing through it, my brain never.stops.moving. From the moment I wake up until the time I fall asleep, it’s filled with things to do and thoughts I should act on […]

7 Tips for Creating a Colorful Shade Garden

7 tips to create a colorful shade garden

Something you may not know about me: I love to garden. When I have a little time to myself and I’m not doing blogging stuff, I’m getting down and dirty in my yard. I grew up with a big sunny yard, and to me, sun = gardening. I didn’t even know you could garden in […]

The epiphany that took me from overwhelmed to feeling accomplished

overwhelming lists

Pssst - the Honest Voices linkup for bloggers is back! Link up after the post… Yesterday I finally I figured out the source of much of my stress. It’s something so simple that you might roll your eyes at me when I tell you what it is. But it dawned on me while I was loading the […]

Huge Frozen toy giveaway – $120 in dolls and toys!

Frozen toys mega giveaway on Honest Mom

My kids are (still) obsessed with Frozen. I threw a crazy Frozen-themed party for my 8yo this past March that I put more work into than I’d care to admit. My girls have the soundtrack memorized. They can recite movie scenes from memory. And “Yoo hoo! Big summer blowout!” is a regular part of conversation around […]

Summer cocktail recipe: Watermelon Slush (with or without rum!)

delicious watermelon slush

I cannot get enough of this amazing cocktail that I whipped up tonight. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s pretty healthy! Well, until you add in the rum. But come on. What could be more perfect on a steamy hot summer’s night? Frozen watermelon + ice + lime + rum for the grownups = heaven. […]