Divorce is Hard

Jun 29, 2015 by

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I’m about two weeks from finalizing my divorce and it’s been 6 months since we started this process. I’m not going to sugar coat it, this has been the hardest period of my life. Between navigating life as a now single mom, helping my daughter through all the changes, selling our family home, mediating our divorce and living in transition while we wait to close on a new place, I have experienced a multitude of emotions – anger, deep sadness, relief, confusion and clarity.

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about 5 things I’ve learned about divorce so far and as with all life’s challenging experiences, I’ve got more lessons to add to the list.

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We’re Looking for Writers!

Jun 9, 2015 by

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Hello there lovely mamas! We have a somewhat rare opportunity to add some new guest writers to the mix so we’re putting out an open call. As you hopefully know, we highly value kindness, compassion and non-judgment and we make every effort to write in a way that stays true to those values. So we’d ask the same of any new guest writers. We’d love to add some more diverse voices to our community so if you’ve got something unique about yourself or your family let us know!

While this is mainly a call for Connecticut working moms, we’re also looking for 1 or 2 moms from our fellow New England states to bring in some out-of-state perspectives. We’re all volunteers here but your writing will be published on our social media and included in our daily emails that go out to our subscribers.

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5 Things That Suck About Parenting #Unfiltered

Jun 1, 2015 by

Alright, alright, I’m starting this post with the requisite I absolutely love being a parent and wouldn’t change that for anything. That is totally true – I love my girl more than anything in the world and would do anything for her. BUT – there are still some aspects of parenting that make me want to scream at the top of my fucking lungs. And we like to keep it real here.

Let’s get started shall we?! This list is in no particular order.

1. Baths. OMFG people I hate that I have to bathe or shower this kid. I hate it. Most days I hope that the fact that there’s bubble bath in the water means that she’ll get clean. If she dunks under once or twice we’re good. I also hate that I then have to clean the bath tub. No thank you.

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Kids, Kindness & Mother’s Day

May 18, 2015 by

This past Mother’s Day several of our writers embarked on our second Mother’s Day kindness challenge with their kids. We attached some of our hug statements to beautiful roses donated to us by our friends at Whole Foods in West Hartford Center, and each went out to different locations where our children handed out flowers to moms. I’ve done this many times with my daughter (on random days, not just Mother’s Day) and each time I am completely struck at how deeply a simple act of kindness touches people. I think it’s so important to teach kids about kindness and it’s never too early to start.

Here’s my girl talking about how being kind to people makes her feel (took this video right before we set out for Mother’s Day):

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5 REALLY Easy Braid Tutorials (Tried, Tested and with Photos)

May 4, 2015 by

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I’m taking a break from my usual serious topics to talk about something that I’m obsessed with – BRAIDS! If you follow me on Instagram I’m constantly adding photos of my latest braided hairstyles. I can’t get enough. Seriously.

The best thing about braids is that many of them are SO EASY. I wouldn’t lie to you. Some of these take me 2 minutes but at most 5 minutes. I can do them with wet hair and save time not having to use the hair dryer. ALL braids look better on 2nd or 3rd day hair which is music to the ears of a busy mom.

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