The Terrible, No Good, Rotten First Day of Kindergarten


It’s about time for school to start again, and I’m reminiscent of my son’s first very-bad-day of Kindergarten. The Terrible, No Good Rotten first day of Kindergarten. He never wanted to go back… thankfully that changed eventually. Jelly Bean, the five-year-old, starts Kindergarten this year. Here’s hoping I don’t have to write another post! Here’s […]

Sometimes it’s easier to care about a lion #JusticeForCecil


#JusticeForCecil If you haven’t seen the Facebook posts about Cecil, the 13 year-old lion allegedly killed by a dentist from the United States, either you’re lucky enough to not be entrenched in social media, or you haven’t been looking. I saw two trends. The first was a broad sharing of the posts about this lion’s tragic […]

Maternal health at #BlogHer15

baby Ella

I was thrilled to see that the topic of Maternal Health as a panel session. I wasn’t able to attend, but I want to share what was covered at Blogher15. Because it is such an amazingly important topic. Every mother deserves to have the moment I had with my daughter in the above picture. Yet, […]

She’s Just Not That Into You


A long time ago, I wrote a post about blogging and topics I wanted to write about and what you, dear readers, may be interested in reading about. A popular suggested topic was about breakups with friends. So, I’ve finally written about a breakup with a friend… hope it’s all that you hoped it would […]

Summer Reading Suggestions

Ashley's war

I have been reading whenever I can find the time this summer. And I’ve read three really great books I’d like to share. They are all completely different kind of books, but all of them were great reads. Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon     This book rocked my world. As a blogger who likes to […]

Are you ready? Social Good Moms Advocate for Disaster Safety #GetReady


Are you ready? This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Did you know that Katrina led to 5,000 reported missing children and it took seven months to connect the last child with her parents? SEVEN MONTHS. I’m about to have a panic attack just thinking about that! Hurr #Katrina separated 5000 kids frm parents! […]

#PutANailInIt – help domestic violence victims

put a nail in it

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could completely eradicate domestic violence by having a bunch of super stars paint (or even better Jamberry!) their ring finger purple? So, it’s maybe not so simple. The #PutANailInIt campaign is an awareness campaign and a fundraiser for the organization Safe Horizon, New York-based organization that supports domestic violence victims. “Our intention […]