ramblings

Failed Vamps

April 11, 2016 | in: ramblings

I was recently chatting with a young single friend of mine, and I shared with her my belief that failed vamps are the best kind. My vamp theory: Straight, middle-class woman, …more

5 Favorite Fashion Basics: A Blogger Tag (I just made it up)

October 1, 2014 | in: ramblings, shopping, style

I love reading other people’s round-ups of their favorite things. Elle Decor’s Shortlist is the first feature I turn to when the magazine arrives in my mailbox. I live for …more

Love for My Mother: Motherhood & Love #NakedMoms

February 18, 2014 | in: #NakedMoms, love, ramblings

Happy Valentine’s Day to all women out there. And extra special love and prayers to the moms. Although I believe Valentine’s Day is a superfluous holiday, I think any chance …more

Motherhood is About Giving Up #NakedMoms

January 14, 2014 | in: #NakedMoms, ramblings

After I became a mother, specifically during the first few stress-filled years of babies and toddlers, I was amazed by the things that I had to give up. No amount …more

{Sponsored} Sweet Moments During the Summer (With and Without the Kids!)

July 1, 2013 | in: ramblings, summer weekend picks, yummy

About half of the parents I know look forward to the mellowness of summer. They enjoy the looser structure, the absence of homework battles, the fewer 7 a.m. sandwich making …more

The First Place Moment

At the start of my sophomore year, I decided to do my best to carve a place for myself in the crowded quad of my high school. My freshman year …more

Why I Blog

July 4, 2012 | in: blogging, ramblings

Why do I blog? After four and a half years of blogging, I have learned that it is important to understand my motivations and passions. Without them, goal setting, professional …more

Parking Lot Manners

May 25, 2012 | in: babies, ramblings

Dear Driver, If you are waiting on my parking space, you need to wait for me to safely load and buckle my three children in my car. Stop honking. Stop …more

A Pantyliner in My Bra

April 20, 2012 | in: ramblings

Last night I got all dressed up and went to two, TWO, moms’ night out events, back to back. I was so excited! Chris has been traveling for work and …more

I’m a New Mom All Over Again

September 15, 2011 | in: babies, ramblings

Alice – 20 weeks A real conversation Friend: You smell good. New perfume? Me: Sort of. It’s the smelly flowers from the Pat the Bunny book. Friend: As in ‘Judy …more

#EmailLove and Sharing Email With My Son – Yahoo! Mail Sponsored Post

May 19, 2011 | in: ramblings, Washington With Kids

Thank you to Yahoo! Mail for sponsoring this post about staying connected. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I …more

Please Induce Me

April 25, 2011 | in: pregnancy, ramblings

Please Induce Me – a desperate plea to both my baby and Holy Cross Hospital, which has a new hospital policy of very conservative induction standards…even if a mother is …more

A Parent in Silver Spring on TLC’s Parentables – Updated

TLC has started a website for parents called Parentables, which features interesting and entertaining articles and blog posts for parents, and I’m a contributor. My first post is a humor …more

Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Rain, Taxes (It’s Inevitable)

February 9, 2011 | in: elsewhere, ramblings

I’m baaack on Wheaton Patch today making light of the fact that while I’m gaining weight like a sumo wrestler, and in between my six mini-meals a day, I’m planning …more

A Parent in Silver Spring on CNN, how the story changed & how I’m changing it again for Crickett’s Answer

January 18, 2011 | in: press, ramblings

UPDATE: I’ve extended the commenting donation to Crickett’s Answer of $1 per daily comment until Friday January 21st. I received an email last Thursday from a CNN producer, wondering if …more