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

How Moms Sneak Netflix

How are moms sneaking in their favourite Netflix shows? Find out here! #streamteam

In the realm of motherhood, anything goes. Anything. Which is why the different ways moms sneak Netflix into their days should come as no surprise. Consider it Mom Code for “sanity break”. In fact, tell me if any of these scenarios sound familiar when you’re trying to catch up on… Continue reading

This is no mid-life crisis. This is 43.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as I perch precariously on the cusp of what I hope is mid-life, it’s that pretty much all rules get tossed out the window once you hit your 40s. Continue reading

#noexcuses: On Exercise, Sleep, Snacking and Eating the Damned Pie

So you fell off the feel-good wagon? Then hop back on because while the ride may not be smooth, it'll be worth it. And as you sort out issues like healthy eating, getting enough sleep, and exercising, I'll be right there with you -- and I'll bring the pie! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Welcome to the land of #noexcuses, the place where if you fall, you pick yourself back up, dust yourself off and give it another go. For instance, I just reached for the tea instead of the wine. I also reached for the pie but that’s not the point. Continue reading

Where did Fun Mommy go?

Where did Fun Mommy go? Crazy. That's where. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

I get that this window of time between after-school and dinnertime is fragile — kids are tired after a long day of exercising their brains, they’re crabby and hungry. But I feel like there has to be a secret to making the transition from school to home a little more FUN and a little less FML. Continue reading

#BTS Prep and Banana Splits

Don't you wish YOUR #BTS prep included manicures, trail walks and banana splits? http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

To say my children were less than enthused about the idea of leaving summer behind would be an understatement. So we made our last day of summer break a pretty fun one, all while nailing the #BTS prep like a boss. Continue reading