Rachael’s Story: Remembering William and Oliver Turza

Today, instead of writing out my own thoughts and stories I’d like to use this space to share something very close to my heart: the 2nd annual William and Oliver Turza Fundraiser, in memory of my friend Rachael’s twin boys. I met Rachael when our sons joined the same preschool class in 2015. My son […]

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ICYMI: Stories on privilege, peanuts and much more to come

Hey friends, life’s been a whirlwind lately but here I am – hello! – with a few notes before the holiday season hits us in full force and things get extra crazy. (Starts?! LOL, I’m already lying to myself…) First of all, thanks so much for the kind words, support and condolences after my last […]

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Loving Papa Donnie

Writer’s note: I wrote this back in early August, when my grandpa was first told he had cancer. At that time, I still had hope, as he did, that he’d survive. Sadly, the cancer was incurable and fast-moving. He died on September 4th, 2018. Weeks later, I’ve decided to share my tribute to him.  Please […]

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It’s not a real mom fail until it’s immortalized forever on film.

I’ve written about some of my mom fails before – and believe me, I’ve had many more undocumented ones – but generally, these everyday disasters don’t bother me much. This is because my fails tend to be things like forgetting “blue and yellow day” at school (my kids don’t care too much about those things, […]

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Quick and easy school lunch ideas on The Mabelhood

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m obsessed with making my kids’ school lunches. I’m all about the fresh fruit, veggies, yogurt, trail mix and cheese strings but yeah, I pack my fair share of Wonder bread sandwiches and Oreos, too. I’m not a monster, guys. Read my tips for easy, practical take-away […]

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Let me tell you a little story about loose teeth.

I’ve been a parent for almost 8 years now, so I’ve experienced my fair share of horrors. What, that sounds harsh? Sure, but let’s be logical for a second: I love my kids more than anything – being their mom is undoubtedly the greatest joy of my life – but these same kids have vomited […]

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Hey moms, go ahead and chase your dreams.

Being a mom is a dream come true, but let’s be real: it can also mean putting a lot of your dreams on hold. My kids are 5 and 7 years old (which is weird, because it feels like they were born yesterday) and in that time, I’ve made many of the usual parenting sacrifices. […]

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