A New Career!

Why hello there! It’s been a while. I know. A lot has changed since I last posted. First, I slowed down my blog postings because I was ramping up my freelance writing gig. I really enjoyed writing about motherhood and life in Northern Virginia and loved the challenge that came with writing for different publications … Continue reading A New Career!

They Get Around

There are two parts of my body that get a lot of action these days. They put a smile on my face, and never seem to stop moving.  Yes, I’m talking about my feet. These two pedicured laborers have allowed me to escape a few times this summer. I didn’t want them to feel unappreciated, so I … Continue reading They Get Around

A New Chapter: Rediscovering Myself

“Mommy, what is this?” Curiosity speaks again; a welcomed guest in our home for the last five years. He’s my children’s momentum, and sometimes my vexation. However, as he gently creates a world around my kids, I find it hard to not be pulled in as well. The spirit of inquiry and force of investigation are too tantalizing to resist. As a … Continue reading A New Chapter: Rediscovering Myself

One Loudoun Seasonal Events Line-Up

I recently attended a One Loudoun blogger happy hour at Matchbox (hosted by Andrea Khoury and the One Loudoun marketing team). It was my first time hearing about Loudoun’s “new downtown,” and I really like it. Living in Fairfax County, I rarely head west unless we’re visiting our Ashburn friends but I’ll be making more visits … Continue reading One Loudoun Seasonal Events Line-Up

The Value of Prioritizing the Parent-Child Relationship and Family Time

  My dad’s friend brought me a parenting article from the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail. It’s titled, “Are we the worst parents ever?” It’s an excerpt from Leonard Sax’s new book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups. Sax is an American psychologist and practicing family physician. … Continue reading The Value of Prioritizing the Parent-Child Relationship and Family Time

Stay In Control With XFINITY

Like many parents these days, I care (a lot) about what my kids watch on TV. Their TV time is monitored and parental controls are in place. This is why I’m starting to think more about the options provided by our cable TV provider. In addition to the responsible side of TV parenting, it’s also nice having … Continue reading Stay In Control With XFINITY

I’m a Mommy Cliche

  Even though I haven’t given up my heels or sense of style (as discussed in I Still Rap In My Leather Pants), I have surrendered to practicality. I’ve fully delved into the once unimaginable stereotypes of parenthood. In other words, I’ve become that trademark of motherhood I thought I’d never be. Easy Spirits with a pencil … Continue reading I’m a Mommy Cliche

My Interview With Dr. Laura Markham on Parenting Siblings

Do you recognize this sweet face? This is clinical psychologist, Dr. Laura Markham. You’ve probably read her parenting tips without knowing it because she is EVERYWHERE (Today Show, AhaParenting.com, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Redbook). For this reason, I’m so grateful she took the time to speak with me! We spoke about how to handle our kids when they … Continue reading My Interview With Dr. Laura Markham on Parenting Siblings

I Still Rap in My Leather Pants

My mother was a free spirit trapped in a socialite’s body.  She was kind of a cross between Matthew McConaughey and Princess Diana. It was an amusing juxtaposition to observe- this classy, mature, and elegantly-dressed woman who relished the opportunities to let loose and be goofy. As a young girl, I looked up to her; … Continue reading I Still Rap in My Leather Pants