Spreading Love Across the Miles

Last January, my husband traveled halfway around the world to visit his family in the Philippines. The trip was a long one and life around these parts just wasn’t the same without him. As much as my older son and I missed him, nothing could quite compare to the emptiness my youngest felt without his […]

A DIY Your Kids Will Love: Turn Your Phone Into a Projector

Have kids who oughta be in pictures? Then they’re sure to love this DIY project projector we created with the help of Meet Me At The Reck – my family’s new favorite online destination for laughs, crafts, and outrageous fun! This new video series from Maker.tv follows host Andrew W.K. and friends as they embark on […]

Kids Can Do Big Things: #CitizenKid

If you didn’t get a chance to join the #CitizenKid live Google hangout today, I’ve posted it below for your viewing pleasure. It was an honor take part in a roundtable discussion with the moms of Citizen Kids who use their incredible talents to make a positive difference in their communities.

4 Ways My New Commitment to Health Is Making Me a Better Mom

“I just snapped at my kids because I was hungry.” When I shared this Facebook status, I was met with overwhelming support.  People more than understood; they rallied in support of my hangry regret knowing all too well how food (or lack thereof) affects your mood. But what they didn’t know was that I had begun […]

10 Things to Do When You Can’t Sleep

We’ve all been there – exhausted and unable to sleep. We toss, turn, add a blanket, adjust the pillow, count sheep and yet, nothing seems to do the trick. With each minute that passes, we become increasingly anxious – performing quick math to determine just how much sleep we’ll be getting if we fall asleep […]

I Joined the Single Mom Nation!

In case you haven’t heard, Single Mom Nation is a brand new website where single mamas gather to get girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice on divorce, dating, style, self-care and {co}parenting and I am SO PROUD to say that I’ve joined the Single Mom Nation team as assistant editor and producer! Founded by everybody’s favorite girlfriend, Jessica Ashley, […]

I’m Featured on This Blogger’s Life!

So hey there, big news! Today I’m featured of The Truth About Motherhood’s “This Blogger’s Life” series. It’s a big deal for a lot of reasons: 1. I love me some Deborah Cruz. You don’t even know. 2. I’m joining such blogger sheroes as Jill Smokler, Ree Drummond, Jessica Gottieb, and Jenni Chiu as part […]

Moms Speak Out: The Best Mother’s Day Gift I Ever Received

As the mother of two, I look forward to Mother’s Day. Not for the gifts, not for the flowers, but for the sweet and sincere efforts orchestrated by my very favorite small people. From handmade crafts to crayon portraits, when it comes to cherished Mother’s Day gifts, I can confidently say that I’ve received more […]

Favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

If you’re at a loss as to what to give the most important woman in your life this Mother’s Day, might I suggest a delightful Mother’s Day brunch prepared by the people who cherish her most? Mom is sure to love the time and attention you mix, bake, and serve with love! If the idea […]

8 Parenting Mantras to Get You Through the Tough Moments

I don’t have to tell you that parenting is filled of frustration and sprinkled with greatness. From the the bedtime struggles to the epic meltdowns in aisle 5 there are moments when the magic and beauty of parenting get lost in the chaos of our everyday. Then, just as quickly, a precious moment appears to […]