Bonding with teenage girls. You guys, it’s as hard as everyone told me it was going to be and then some. I don’t know what it is about the mother-daughter relationship that makes it so difficult sometimes to see eye-to-eye, but I genuinely do believe that it’s because ultimately, underneath it all, mothers and daughters are so often very much alike. Fourteen has come with so many awesome moments but also its share of struggles and hurdles. So, I try like hell to make as many awesome moments as possible. One way I’ve learned to help build a stronger bond between my daughter and I is to bond over common interests. I realize that’s common advice and I didn’t invent the idea, but you never realize just how difficult that is until you try finding something in common with a teenager. It’s legit hard because KIDS THESE DAYS, AM I RIGHT?
Artwork by: Venice Happy Mother’s Day, Mommas! I know it has been a bit since we have connected so I wanted to take a moment to explain our brief hiatus. Recently, I lost two very dear friends to me. I loved them like family and it has taken me a while to process their passing. I have run the gamut of emotion and what I have come away from it all with is as follows.
Sorry, dads. We know you’re just as good in the kitchen as any of us. It was a cheap shot. Mother’s Day is creeping up fast (isn’t everything?). And I know way too many moms who are always involved in their own Mother’s Day plans, cooking, and shopping because our partners are busy, too, and kids can’t do it themselves. But, let’s face it. It’s not really the Mother’s Day we hope for when we’re cooking or doing the dishes. So, I’m just going to write this post and if you just so happen to leave this screen open where your partner and/or kids can see it, so be it. Mother’s Day brunch doesn’t have to be something out of a Martha Stewart magazine. Seriously. Most of us are just happy to have a meal made for us and not be responsible for the clean up. Really, anything you do for mom IS nice and very much appreciated. That being said, if it’s more than a bowl of Cheerios, even better! So here are some really easy breakfast in bed ideas that our significant others and older kids can handle and help the younger kids with. Bacon & Egg Cups These are ridiculously simple and can be prepped the night before. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray, line each cup with a few slices of turkey bacon, crack an egg in the cup, add a dash of salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate if making the night before. […]
Look, I’m not gonna lie. I don’t even know what the Met Gala actually is. All I know is that every year, there is a pretty great red carpet filled of spectacular and spectacularly bad fashion choices. And I’m addicted. But if you’re an Instagram stalker like me, you also get to see the sneak peeks of the celebs getting ready for the event, which is pure crack.