Today found me returning to Trader Joe’s for the first time in two years. Literally two years. The last time I walked their aisles was March 9, 2020. I used to go weekly. Later that day in 2020 – while standing in our cul-de-sac as my kids played – I received an email that theContinue reading “Returning To Trader Joe’s & Experiencing Pandemic PTSD Two Years To The Day Of My Last Visit”
Category Archives: From My Heart
Apple Picking – Admit It – You Don’t Like It, You Just Do It For The Fake Happy Family Pictures… Resist The FOMO! If Not: The Mint Chip Mama’s Unconventional Apple Picking Guide
Apple picking is a wonderful annual family tradition. As soon as the summer tapers off and the temperature drops, someone in your family – or a friend – will no doubt suggest going apple picking. There’s cider donuts, fun things to stick your face in, freshly grown vegetable farm stands, the ability to wear aContinue reading “Apple Picking – Admit It – You Don’t Like It, You Just Do It For The Fake Happy Family Pictures… Resist The FOMO! If Not: The Mint Chip Mama’s Unconventional Apple Picking Guide”
We Survived A Year Of Remote Learning!
We did it. We made it. We survived a year of remote learning. I’m talking to you. I’m talking to me. I’m talking to our kids. I’m talking to all the educators who reeled in a screen of little faces every single day and administrators who made it all work. Oh my gosh. WE MADEContinue reading “We Survived A Year Of Remote Learning!”
My Last Little Baby Boy Turned Five – And Off He Goes Into The World…
Somehow, without permission, my little baby boy – my youngest – my snuggly lapdog – my bonus suburb baby – my last little baby boy – turned five. I’m not quite sure how we got here. Especially because I’m still trying to come to terms with my oldest – who is now eleven – turningContinue reading “My Last Little Baby Boy Turned Five – And Off He Goes Into The World…”
Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!
As a sister post to my “Fun 80’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today” post, I present the continuation, cleverly called – Fun 90’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today! The 90’s was a decade that brought us Clueless, and a time when I started going to the movies alone with my friends.Continue reading “Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!”
Today My Last Three-Year-Old Turns Four
I have one hour left of having my last three-year-old. Tomorrow – my third child, my Benjamin, will wake up four years old. The Transition From Age Three to Age Four The transition from age three to age four struck me hard each time it happened. Since the beginning of the month it hit meContinue reading “Today My Last Three-Year-Old Turns Four”
My First Baby, My Daughter is 10!
My First Baby, My Daughter is 10! A decade. A decade has passed since I felt the excitement of the unknown of becoming a mom. A decade filled with turning over, first steps, first words, sleepless nights. A decade of passing along clothes too small that I never thought would fit you. A decade ofContinue reading “My First Baby, My Daughter is 10!”
Our Town: Act 3, Mark Duplass & Perspective on Kids
I was playing at the playground yesterday with my son, who is currently two years and nine months old. I was playing at a playground where I used to take my middle son, now five. I was looking at my little one – in my middle son’s old clothes – standing in the exact placeContinue reading “Our Town: Act 3, Mark Duplass & Perspective on Kids”
This Is 40 (and 7 months…)
I wrote this in April, turned 40 in May, and am publishing it December 31st, 2018… all I can say is this – 40 doesn’t feel any different than 39… minus needing my glasses a bit more… I had hoped to publish this before my birthday on the Huffington Post but they switched their formatContinue reading “This Is 40 (and 7 months…)”
What Mom’s of Young Kids Really Want for Mother’s Day
Around this time of year the topic of what moms really want for Mother’s Day always comes up. So I was thinking what do I really want? The list below pretty much sums it up. The good news is – most of these don’t cost anything, your kids can “give” them to you too, andContinue reading “What Mom’s of Young Kids Really Want for Mother’s Day”
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