Letting Go of Control

I let go of control yesterday and sent Luca for a haircut with Frank. Did I fear he would come back with a horrible haircut? Yes. Did I send specific instructions and photos of the haircut I wanted? Also yes. Did Luca do much better getting his haircut without mommy to cling onto? Actually, yes!…

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Dining Out with Kids

Family fun: take your kids to dinner where they barely eat anything except for the french fries. Reward them for not eating by ordering special shakes for dessert that one barely drinks and the other uses his straw to splash it everywhere. Then, go to Target because it’s next door and duh, Target. Buy things…

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Mom Mantra

Being a parent is so scary. Earlier this week, after I dropped Genevieve off at school and was walking home, I checked my phone to see that I missed a call from the district telling us to check our email. There was a threat on our schools today from someone in another county. Luckily, the…

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A Story of Perspective

A story of perspective. I’m recently wasn’t feeling well and Genevieve had an art class that night. I originally canceled and felt bad she was going to miss it. But I just didn’t have the energy to drag two kids back and forth from class when my body was saying I need to lay down…

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Princess Genevieve Book: Meet Kara

Hot mess moms. That’s what Kara @pandagrl429 wants to caption this picture of us at dancing school. Kara has been my editor for @princessgenevievebook and I am so grateful. She’s read countless drafts and helped me brainstorm ways to connect everything together. Princess Genevieve book actually began at Kara’s house. It was during a mommy…

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4 Minute Meal: Pasta in a Pinch (No Boiling Water Required)

The day my husband brought home Barilla ready pasta I declared I would not eat microwave pasta. But what do you know, it’s not gross! Actually, it’s a staple in my kitchen these days. I use it as a base for a super quick meal when I need to eat in a hurry. Here’s what…

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What is Your Mom Superpower?

My Smith Publicity client Lisa Canning developed a fun quiz called “What is Your Mom Superpower?” , in support of her upcoming book, The Possibility Mom: How to be a Great Mom and Pursue Your Dreams at the Same Time, which you know I already think is a must-read for every mom. My result is…

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