This Nanny’s on Vacation

Just rest assured that you are being quietly commended by every other mom you encounter who recognizes that although you’re far from home, you’re still doing the same exact job, just a little closer to the ocean.


There will be close calls and brushes with fate, but only experience can make a teen driver a great driver, so you employ your yoga breaths and keep on going.

I’m Doing Good

I don’t want a party, gifts, or even a gluten-free cake. I want to do the giving, because what I’ll receive in return I’ll keep forever. And I’m bringing my kids along for the ride.

Good Grief

I realized at that moment that instead of waiting to unload my grief, I had to own it.  And just as I would forever hold my dad’s spirit in my heart, I’d hold the pain of losing him, too.

Is It January Yet?

Some of us don’t have the luxury of being able to take a break, some don’t feel worthy of a break, some may have forgotten how to take a break, and some just don’t make the effort. But one thing’s for sure – we all deserve it, and we all need it. 

Clutter Me Crazy

Call me crazy, but when my living space is cluttered, so is my mind. I just don’t function as well or think as clearly. It all makes me feel unorganized and unprepared…even anxious. So, doing some quick math here, I’ve been a complete wreck for close to 16 years.