Divorce Mediation

Saving Lost Intimacy In Marriage Through Mediation

In my favorite HBO show about 4 single women in their thirties finding love and happiness, we see an honest portrayal of imperfectly modern relationships. The narrator and lead protagonist, Carrie Bradshaw, meets many different types of men through her own dating adventures and other personal anecdotes from her 3 best friends: Charlotte York, Miranda Hobbes,
Professional Plumbing

Arrested Development

Here I am, sitting at my computer desk, trying to write, while my children are screaming at each other for “stealing” clothes from each other’s closets.  I don’t regret having children, but sometimes I wish I had given birth to them with more years in between and apart. The twin gene doesn’t run in my family,
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The “Clean” Craze of Celebrity Moms

I try not to judge anyone’s parenting, but when it comes to celebrities, I often find myself torn.  I will admit that I can’t help but judge—just a tiny bit. (My meditation teacher would be so proud of my self-awareness and keen self-observation.) But please, do not judge me for judging.  Here’s why.  I learn about these people’s
Professional Landscaping

Family-Style Landscaping

When we first bought our starter home, the landscaping was what my husband and I referred to as the ‘childfree entertainer’s dream’. The backyard was comprised of a fully decked-out outdoor kitchen all set to service a well-shaded and tastefully constructed patio, complete with electrical fixtures and a dedicated router for a TV and streaming. The
Synthetic Lawn

How I Finally Stopped Comparing

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mother or a working mother, I’m sure we all feel that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything.  I have come to the forced realization that I am utterly burnt out. After speaking to my therapist, I came to the understanding that on top of my responsibilities and
Divorce Mediation

An Ending Doesn’t Have To Be The Ending

A recent email sent by a reader got me thinking about the subject of this post. I won’t go into details, but the gist of it was, ‘How can I put the tips you give into practice when me and my husband got divorced and prefer not to speak to one another?’ We tend to keep
Termite Treatment

Exterminating Goes Green

Pest control has always been a dirty business - you can’t efficiently destroy thousands of tiny critters at once without using some pretty powerful poisons. Things changed dramatically with the advent of the industrial revolution, however, as we transitioned from more natural methods of pest eradication to mass production of industrial-grade pesticides. This method had its
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Termite Treatment Solutions For Busy Moms

“Cookies! Cookies!” My baby girl couldn’t stop talking about cookies the other week. I figured she really wanted me to bake her some. Who could blame her? Everyone loves cookies. Do you know what nobody loves? Pests.  So imagine my horror when my baby crawled over to a corner and tried to pick up what she thought was COOKIE