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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Card Inspiration

April 30, 2013 in All Posts, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

Mother’s Day is slowly creeping up and the kids and I haven’t started on any homemade gifts or cards for my mom yet.  If you’re in the same boat, I have a collected a few fun Mother’s Day gift ideas and Mother’s Day card inspiration – both DIY and storebought – to show the special […]

{Live} Ten Things I Will Teach My Daughter

July 18, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Today, when I was driving in to work, I caught the end of NPR’s Forum program on Marissa Mayer and The Work-Life Debate.  It dovetailed nicely with my recent thoughts on going back to work versus my brief stint as a stay-at-home mom and my new curiosity in this thing called feminism – which I’ll admit I […]

{Live} In My Shoes

July 16, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Today I’m over at my fab bloggy friend Andie’s blog, Crayon Freckles, sharing a little more of myself than I normally do in Andie’s In Her Shoes series. You can read the interview here. You might just catch the second pic of me ever.  (If you’re not counting the really bad one in the bio […]

{Live} Ten Things My Children Have Taught Me

July 15, 2012 in All Posts, Laugh

They say that children teach us, not the other way around.  Whoever they are -they were right. If it weren’t for my kids, I would never have learned to: 1) Perfect pretending perfection.  “Of course it’s supposed to look like that, honey – I didn’t forget the wings.  Sally’s butterfly costume is post-metamorphosis, while yours is […]

{Live} You Know You’re Off Your Rocker When…

June 25, 2012 in All Posts, Laugh

Things that would have sounded totally crazy to me 3 years ago are now completely normal. This change happened to coincide with the birth of my first child, so my sleep-deprived brain tells me: My kids literally have driven me crazy. Thanks, guys. You know you’re off your rocker nursing glider when: You think you […]

{Live} How to Deal with Pinsecurity

June 10, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Hi. My name is Chrissy. And I’m a Supermom. (Did she really just say that?) Yes, I did.  And I’ll say it again. I’m a Supermom. There’s no Supermom Myth. I’m right here. I take care of my kids as best I can.  I take care of my family as best I can.  I take […]

{Live} Parenting | Finding Mary Poppins

November 7, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

In Clueless, my own personal bible, Cher defends her high school virginity saying, “Well, you know how picky I am about my shoes – and they only go on my feet.” I can relate.  Not just in the realm of fashion, but in all aspects of my life – including finding the right child care. […]

{Live} Smart Thinking Lifestyle Tips: Think Smarter (Not Harder) To Save Time

October 25, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Tervis for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to learn more about the world’s first smart cup. * * * You know the famous saying “think smarter, not harder.”  Well, why is it so darn hard to think smart sometimes? For me, it’s being a creature of habit.  Even if my particular habit is […]

{Live} Guest Post: Taking Time To Make “Me” Time

August 22, 2011 in All Posts, Guest Posts, Parenting

Sit back and relax with your Monday morning cuppa while the two Sarahs of Salt & Nectar let us in on their secrets of how to carve out precious “me” time during the busy hustle and bustle of motherhood.  Enjoy! When chatting with The Outlaw Mom about her transition from working full time to life as […]

{Live} The Good Mother: Selfless or Selfish

June 20, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Most parents lashed out at Rahna Reiko Rizzuto when she confessed that she left her children in order to pursue her own dreams and find herself after five years of motherhood.  Readers practically flayed her on the stake, condemning her for choosing herself over her children.  Was it really necessary to accuse her of being “worse than Hitler“?  Does […]