If I had the mother I lost long ago

When celebrations like Mother's Day collide with the loss of a loved one, sometimes reflection is good for the soul. Happy Mother's Day. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

If I had the mother I lost long ago If I had the mother I lost long ago for whom my heart aches every day, would I still be the mother I myself am had she been here to show me the way? If I had the power to change… Continue reading

Hey, Parents, “13 Reasons Why” is Finding Its Way to Your Teens Whether You Like It or Not

Why "13 Reasons Why" is the conversation starter you need to check in with your teen.

Parents, this is why I encourage you to watch 13 Reasons Why or at least inform yourselves of its content before your kids get to it. Because despite any best laid plans, if there’s buzz around it, kids will seek it out. Continue reading

A 10K run and 3 weeks to train

When you're running a 10K and have 3 weeks to train. Oops. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

I write because I love the feeling of challenging my thoughts. I run because I love the feeling of challenging my body. To be clear, I’m not in the big leagues, or even the little leagues of either of these, but I have a certain passion for both. A passion that ebbs and flows, shifting not with the tide but rather with my mood and my arthritis. Continue reading

How to raise strong girls in the age of Instagram, YouTube and Netflix

How to raise strong girls in the digital age. #streamteam

Strong women: may we be them. Strong girls: may we raise them. As I silently repeat these words in my head I realize how important it is to teach our girls, from an early age, to be strong in mind, body and spirit. And with a most memorable International Women’s… Continue reading

Corona Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

You have GOT to make these Corona Cupcakes. And the zesty lime cream cheese frosting is the perfect topper. Yum! Find the recipe at http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

It’s 4pm and I just realized it’s National Cupcake Day. And while it’s pretty easy to whip up a batch of these bite-sized treats anytime, especially if they’re from a box mix (shhhhh…) that day is not today. Instead I’ll reminisce over the time I made these insanely good Corona cupcakes… Continue reading

How to #FuelYourAwesome and Recharge Your Goals

How to #FuelYourAwesome and Recharge Your Goals with Bulletproof

I feel like I owe the last two months an apology: “Dear 2017, I’m sorry it only took me two months to undo what it took me nearly six months to achieve.” Sigh.  In what can only be described as a blur of stress, sleep-deprivation and thick-headedness, I have been… Continue reading

Confessions of a Netflix Adulteress or How Cheating Made My Marriage Stronger

Once a cheater... Fess up, have you cheated on your sig other with...Netflix? I know I have! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

The cheating started out innocently enough. One episode here. A few more there. Betrayal. Deceit. Before I knew it I was a full-blown Netflix adulteress. Back when I was in the throes of baking day and night, I needed a distraction and my music playlist just wasn’t cutting it anymore.… Continue reading

Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Heart Cookie

Happy Valentine's Day! So you didn't have time to bake and decorate a cake or cupcakes? Or even dozens of cookies? No problem! There's still time to whip up a sweet treat. You can make this deliciously big Valentine's Day Heart Cookie in no time. Enjoy it plain or decorate before you dig in! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Happy Valentine’s Day! So you didn’t have time to bake and decorate a cake or cupcakes? Or even dozens of cookies? No problem! There’s still time to whip up a sweet treat. Honest. You can make this deliciously big Valentine’s Day Heart Cookie in no time and have it ready… Continue reading