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 […]

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 […]

You Know it’s Spring in Suburbia When…

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Up here in Massachusetts the calendar says Yippie, Spring! But the temperature says, Put on your winter boots because snow is headed your way, sucker. I’m not kidding. It snowed today, even though I optimistically wore my clogs. I don’t care. I REFUSE to wear a winter coat anymore, even if it means wearing so […]

My Elf on the Shelf is Defective. And Naughty.


You guys. My Elf on the Shelf is broken. The little bugger is supposed to strike the Fear of No Presents into the hearts of my children, right? Inspire them to be good and stay off the naughty list? Less whining, more cheer? Well, it’s not working. It’s Whining and Crying Central around here. I […]

How NOT to get that perfect holiday photo for your cards

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I have had many, many Christmas card photo session fails. One year, I thought I would be proactive and try to get a picture of the girls during the fall. And this is about how well it went down… 1. Decide THIS is the year! The year you will finally create a beautiful, artsy, unique […]

Give my kid any more of these party “favors” and I will end you.


My house is overrun with crap toys. We have several bins of plastic junky stuff that my girls never play with but yet can’t bear to part with. And you know where we get all this crap? Birthday party “favor” bags. I put “favor” in quotes because parents who give my kids this crap are […]

“I Just Want to Pee Alone” I screamed. Because it’s the title of my first book.


You read that correctly. I am officially published in a book. And it’s a funny book, too. I mean really, how could it not be with a title like I Just Want to Pee Alone? This fabulousness is the brain child of one of my favorite funny ladies, Jen from People I Want to Punch […]

In which I make goofy confessions for all of Facebook to read.

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It all started with an innocent confession as I sat in a chair in my daughter’s room, waiting for her to fall asleep. Yes, I do that. And apparently a lot of you do, too. Because when I admitted it on Facebook, 100 people liked it and 28 people chimed in, confessing they did the […]