• Paralyzed by COVID Confusion

    If I wear a mask to the store and live in fear, I am a sheep. Get your head out of the sand, they say.  The Government is trying to control you, they say.  This is a hoax. If I…

  • Amazon Finds for Littles

    Hi Mamas of littles! This is just a quick list of things I have used over the years as I have worked from home with my small children (4 & 2), which I know feels like the most impossible task…

  • Working From Home WITH Littles

    Interruptions every 5 minutes.  Homeschooling. Sibling fighting. Diaper changing. Butt wiping. WHINING, OH THE FREAKING WHINING. Everything feels like a constant crisis. Oh and you are supposed to be working full time too right now? Riggggghht.  Those of you in…

  • The Not So Selfless Mom

    I go on a run or walk every single day.  It is often the only uninterrupted solitude I have and some days I have to fight to keep it. This morning, my 4 year old woke up too early to…

  • When Quarantine Stops Feeling Cute

    Today I raged on my kids.  On my husband. On my dog. I’ve opened a bottle of wine at noon and cried on my couch from the guilt of it all. I am feeling so frustrated. We had been doing…

  • A Privileged Quarantine

    The other day we took a family walk through the trail around our neighborhood. We are on this trail almost every day, all year long. We go snail & worm hunting. Muskrat spotting. Puddle jumping. Wildflower picking. Bug catching. This…

  • The JOY of missing out

    As we begin to approach that time of year where you feel the pressure to do ALL THE THINGS, the release of this book, The Joy of Missing Out, could not have come at a better time. But who are…

  • Embrace your season.

    Here in Illinois, there was quite the commotion over the snow in October. I know we are not ready for winter. I know we wanted a few more weeks of that beautiful fall weather that we cherish so much in…

  • A Voice in the Storm.

    I am not even really sure where to begin. I have had so many swirling things in my head that I have wanted to share with you. The story behind my decision to quit my job, start a small business…

  • Our Nana

    Carmella Locigno was the true definition of a phenomenal woman, a LEGEND of woman.  She set the most impossible standards of what being a wife and mother could be, because she was that good.  She was the kind of woman…