This Mom’s Open Letter to Target: The Real Reason We’re Boycotting {It’s Not What You Think}

Dear Target, From the beginning of your business venture, your CEO's, executives, marketing teams - everyone down to my local branch manager - have dreamed up and executed a brilliant strategy. You realized that in order to secure yourselves a place next to Walmart you would need to hone in on a very specific consumer, one … Continue reading This Mom’s Open Letter to Target: The Real Reason We’re Boycotting {It’s Not What You Think}

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Your First Reunion: How To Survive Reintegration

I will never in my life forget the incredible thrill of adrenaline that rushed through my veins as I, at long last, made the 2 hour drive on that glorious day to pick up my husband after a long 10 months. Excitement doesn't even begin to describe it: I was electric - my blood was on fire. It's a miracle I made the trip in one piece! The nervous jitters, excited way-too-loud laughter, hot-cold sweat as I tried to push away that walking-down-the-aisle urge to go to the bathroom that every bride has.... it was nearly too much. I clung to my toddler for dear life, and tried to keep myself from visibly shaking.

The Stay-At-Home Mom That Stays At Home

Hello, my name is Jasmine and I'm a Stay-At-Home-Mom. No, I'm not introducing myself at SAHM's Anonymous; more like the "stay-at-home-mom's that don't want to stay at home club". I can't help it - I can't sit still! NOT that I'm sitting still at home with my LIttle Miss and Mr. Not a chance! But … Continue reading The Stay-At-Home Mom That Stays At Home

The Best Valentine’s Day I Ever Had

The best Valentine's Day I ever had snuck up on me quite unexpectedly last year as, I will be honest, I wasn't exactly anticipating a show-stopper. We were going on 5 wonderful years of marriage, had a 3-year-old with Baby 2.0 well on the way, and my idea of a night of bliss was getting … Continue reading The Best Valentine’s Day I Ever Had

Five Words That Changed My Marriage {Part One}

Many people have expressed the sentiment, 'I married my best friend'. I would have to agree with that statement, although perhaps much more literally than it's usually intended. I -actually- married my best friend. My husband and I were fortunate enough to grow up together; he was my first and last crush - I was in … Continue reading Five Words That Changed My Marriage {Part One}

Busy Mom’s Guide: How To Beat A Cold (With Shopping List!)

So you've got cold. Of course you do, it's wintertime and it's nearly impossible to avoid the sniffles from November-March (or September-June if you live in New England...). You stock up on vitamins, eat clean, and steer clear of the coughing lady in Walmart, but you still find yourself succumbing to the sore throat/icky chills … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: How To Beat A Cold (With Shopping List!)

Five 15-Minute Family Meals

If you've ever spent the first 20 minutes of your evening skewering the shelves of your refrigerator searching for inspiration, these recipes are for you! Easy, healthy and delicious, they have become a few of our staple 'turn-to's for family-friendly dinners that aren't the same old same old, but don't call for any crazy ingredients. … Continue reading Five 15-Minute Family Meals