Soar into the New Year with a Winning Personal Mantra (4 Simple Steps)

Hey Moms, Whether working at a job or at home, we spend an extreme amount of our lives “working.”  Specifically, employed Americans, spend 8.8 hours a day working (and other related activities) per the Bureau of Labor Statistics report of 2015. That’s ⅓ of everyday, the largest piece of our daily pie, spent on working.… Read More »

Ditch Formalities and Have a Blast!

Hey Moms, Picture this: I was in New York City, with my two daughters, single moms, it’s winter time and the seasonal expectations were weighing heavy on my shoulder.  I was too busy working to support my girls that I was not on top of planning gifts, dinner, etc.  I’ll admit, it’s not a fun… Read More »

Creating New Family Traditions [ Finding Love in New Spaces ]

Hey Moms, The holidays, the holidays…so many feelings come up during the holiday season.  Some good, others not so good.  And, the feelings variate from year to year depending on people, circumstances, life events etc.  It’s safe to say the holiday season doesn’t always mean a stress-free love fest, right?  Something for your consideration: at any… Read More »

I Had To Do It! [ my favorite movies this time of year ]

Hey Moms, Welcome to winter!  Okay, maybe we have until December 22nd before the first official day of winter but if you are a mom in Chicago, today you met the inaugural snow fall of the season.  And it WAS slushy!!!  The snow fell constantly from 9am to 6pm – that’s over 8 hours straight!  Visibility was… Read More »

I LOVE My Hair – Building Hair Confidence In Girls

Hey Moms, I have straight brown hair – I have my entire life.  I remember going through many seasons of wanting curly hair…actually the seasons might have been years…but it certainly was common among not just me, but most girls, to wanted what they didn’t have. Different colored eyes.  Different color skin perhaps.  Different shaped… Read More »

Take Down Some Chairs

Hey Moms, Happy TALK Tuesday! Here’s my question for you today: what chairs can you take down? Last week I posted on social media about the magic word “no.”  This word is magical because we, as women and moms, have such a tendency to say “yes” to everything.  Next thing you know we are hustling… Read More »