I wish I could tell you that I am not qualified to write this, but I am. Seeing as 1 of every 4 women is qualified, more people will relate to this than you realize. So many suffer through...
I just finished reading a book by Liane Moriarty called "What Alice Forgot." It's about a woman who is in her 30s and while at the gym, she falls off of a treadmill or bike or something and bumps...
True Life: I used to be fat.   And then I was thin. And now I’m fat again.   I’ve spent the majority of my life obsessing over my weight.  During the times I’ve been overweight, I’m obsessing about food…and during the...
Photo by Dan Burton on Unsplash Emotional labor, invisible labor, mental load - the terms might be new, but they are putting a name to something that is familiar to a lot of women. These concepts refer to all of the stuff that...
It's no secret that I struggle with seasonal depression, and general anxiety disorder.  I try to be open to writing about these things despite the embarrassment derived from my vulnerability.  I hope that by opening dialogue, mental health issues...
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that being a mom (and a wife) to a two-year-old with a full-time job, volunteer commitments, and a tiny blogging gig doesn’t leave a ton of downtime. Lately, I’ve started realizing...
I was recently listening to a radio program in which a father asked his grown son why he hadn't told the parents about his long term struggles with depression. The son had difficulty answering the question; "I knew you...
Self-care. The phrase sounds so positive and pleasant. Ask a group of moms what they like to do for self-care, and you'll likely hear ideas like reading a book, having a girls night out, or taking a bubble bath....
As I approach my 35th birthday, I chose to reflect on a few of the things I've learned since 1983. Mother’s Are Usually Right I call my mom approximately 10 times a day. My husband has a really hard time understanding...
  Ten years ago when I thought of getting fit, I thought of getting skinny. Fitness to me then meant being able to go shopping without feeling like I wanted to cry on the way home. It meant conquering BIG...

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Extra Innings: Fenway Park with Kids

The First Inning (when it all began) I vividly remember the first time I went to Fenway Park. I was ten and it was overwhelming...