My name is Paulette and I’m a hot mess mom. I don’t live a pretty, Instagram perfect life. My house is often a mess. On any given day I have at least two baskets of clean laundry that need to be put away – but probably won’t. I often use TV to distract my kids … Continue reading Why I Embrace Being A Hot Mess Mom
I can't believe it's already August - the Sunday of summer. Pretty soon summer vacation will be over. It's time to get back to a routine. Time to buy backpacks and supplies and uniforms. The end of summer is always bittersweet. My soon-to-be 4th grader loves school and is always excited to go back. But … Continue reading Help! I’m Sending My Youngest Off To Kindergarten.
I definitely haven't been dedicating much time and energy to my blog lately. It's not because I haven't wanted to. I've just been so busy with work that when I get off in the evening or have a day off I'm either catching up on things around the house or trying to rest. I've also … Continue reading My Summer Guilt As A Working Mom
Becoming a mom has enhanced my life in so many ways. I’ve gained knowledge, experience, perspective and the ability to love in a way that I never knew possible. But for all that I’ve gained in motherhood, there are some things I’ve lost. One of the main things is the desire to take care of … Continue reading 10 Budget Friendly Self Care Tips You Should Check Out This Weekend
I’m sure you’ve heard some iteration of this saying before: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” But this isn’t entirely true. Our words hold a lot of power – especially the ones we use toward our children. The things we say to our kids – both encouraging and … Continue reading Video: The Surprising Impact Our Words Have On Our Children
My husband and I spent Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. It was a nice, much-needed getaway. The weather wasn't terrible and we got to see my brother who lives in Virginia. And did I mention we were kid free? This made our trip much simpler than when we all go somewhere. We didn't have … Continue reading Coping With Separation Anxiety While Traveling Without My Kids
There’s no feeling like the adoration of my daughters. To see them get excited about things like dressing like me or wearing their hair similar to mine. My oldest shares my love of writing. And my youngest, my love of art. It’s important to me to set a good example for my daughters and to … Continue reading Why I Don’t Want My Daughters To Be Like Me
Dear mom dealing with anxiety and depression, Let me start by saying, while your personal experience is unique, you are not alone. I know how hard it is being the mom you want to be with anxiety and depression bearing down on you. I know the lies they put in your head: That you’re a … Continue reading To The Mom Struggling With Anxiety and Depression
Being a parent is exhausting. It often takes all that we have to care far everyone else, leaving us with scraps for ourselves. And being low on energy may leave us short on patience and full of frustration. I usually find myself reprimanding my kids for the things they are doing wrong. But I often … Continue reading Are You Speaking Life Into Your Kids?