Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Avoiding The Neverending Bathroom Reno

Don't make the same mistakes. Check out these Top 10 Dos and Don't for avoiding the neverending bathroom reno.

I’m in the middle of the neverending bathroom reno. And if there is one thing I’ve learned about home renovations — stop me if you’ve heard this one before — it’s they never go according to plan. Continue reading

How to make it a “Netflix and bone-chilling” Halloween

How to make it a Netflix and bone-chilling Halloween.

So whether your version of “Netflix and bone-chilling”, includes a screening of “Super Monsters” with your wee ones or a marathon session of “Stranger Things”, Season 2, here’s what you’ll need for a spook-tacular TV night. Continue reading

Hug it out

Even on days when you're feeling done -- done with cooking, cleaning, kids, cooking, laundry -- stop and go for the hug.

They say you shouldn’t ever be the first to break a hug with your child. I get it. You’ve had a gong-show of a day and are literally counting down the minutes until bedtime. The kids have suddenly turned into little velcro love bugs at the exact moment you want… Continue reading

How to help your teenage daughter cope when period pain is more than “just PMS”

What to do when your child suffers from acute pain related to her menstrual cycle.

I am, by turns, good cop/bad cop: gently soothing tones tempered with firm reminders to breathe when she begins to get hysterical. This is no ordinary period pain.  Continue reading

5 Ways to Eliminate Birthday Stress and Party Like It’s 1987

Birthdays are a lot of work. So we've got 5 no-stress ways to party like it's 1987. #streamteam

Thirty years ago, there were no themes. A party was a party. Guests arrived, played games, ate cake, and…wait for it…watched while we opened our gifts. Here’s how to get rid of that birthday stress bring back some of that old-school party charm. Continue reading

The Homework Hustle Playlist for Those Times When You Can’t Even

The new form of parental torture is homework, in case you missed the memo. But, parents, I’ve got your back. I’ve created my own personal Homework Hustle Playlist for those nights when you just give zero f**ks about whether the homework gets done or even if there is any homework at all. Continue reading

Fall Decluttering: Home Office Edition

Jump into fall with a fresh outlook. Time to hit "reset" and declutter those spaces you've been neglecting all summer!

I sit. Staring blankly at the screen. Avoiding the oh-so-necessary fall decluttering of my office space. I steal glances over at my Instagram feed looking for…what? Inspiration? Distraction? Oooh! A Facebook notification! Procrastination at it’s finest, folks. My bladder (which has never been the same post-pregnancy) is about to explode… Continue reading

Parenting Wine Pairing: Cabernet Franc’ly I Don’t Give a Damn

Parenting-wine quote stating "I'm just a mom, sitting in front of her wine, fighting the urge to chug it." on a wine-stained background.

So, now I’m sitting here, nursing a glass of wine, aptly named Sibling Rivalry, in light of this evening’s shenanigans. And I thought, wouldn’t it be brilliant to have wine pairings that match the end-of-the-day mood? Continue reading