Some of my posts published elsewhere. If you would like me to guest post, contact me. I am also available for freelancing.

How to Live Life with Type 1 Diabetes at Work It, Mom!
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a cause close to my heart. In August of 2010, my then 6 year old son was rushed to the hospital with a blood sugar reading over 800. He was admitted into the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where the first few days were the scariest I have ever experienced. His diagnosis was clear: Type 1 diabetes. Read More

The Three Stages of Motherhood at
You bring your newborn home and try to get your life settled back into a routine. Except, it’s all changed. Whether you’re a first time mother or you’re trying out to be the next Duggar family, a new little person, along with this important role you’ve taken on, needs some getting used to. As such, I am here to counsel you on the 3 stages of motherhood. The transitioning from each may not be pleasant. You may find yourself confused more often than not. But don’t worry, this is normal. That’s why I’m here. To assure you that what you’re going through is normal. Read More

The Joy of Simple Toys at Scary Mommy
I recently bought a new broom. Sadly, I was way more excited than ever necessary about this purchase. My almost 3 year old daughter, however, thought she struck gold. Read more

Not an Ideal Match at BlogHer
The first stage of grief when a long-term relationship ends is giddiness. Or maybe that’s me. I became single and ready to mingle. Take me out! Buy me a drink! Set me up, people! Except, it then struck me how difficult it would be to meet anyone when you never leave the house and am needed by three children who are much more important. So I signed up for a free trial with Read more

Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month at From the Monkey Bars
March has been designated National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. Unfortunately, this is a condition which I know a little something about. Read more

My 7 Year Old is on Facebook at From the Monkey Bars
Facebook is everywhere these days, there’s no denying that. From the news to movies, and even Mark Zuckerburg as Time’s Person of the Year for 2010. With over 500 million active users, if you haven’t joined, it’s almost as if you don’t exist. Even I, a steadfast holdout like no other, finally surrendered to its charms just a few months ago. Which means it was only a matter of time before my 7 year old son asked for his own account. Read more

How to Make School Mornings Easier at From the Monkey Bars
Jedi’s recent introduction to school has been an adjustment for all of us. While I believe he really likes going, if for nothing more than recess, he also complains every morning, pleading for a few more minutes of sleep. When I finally do manage to drag his weary, floppy body out of bed, his movements are slow to pick up speed. This means that even though I give us plenty of leeway at the time I chose as our wake-up call, we are still and always hurrying to get out the door. Isn’t that the story of a mother’s life? Read more