Mother of 3. English instructor of 100’s. Loving wife of a great husband who lets her have Saturday mornings to herself. I didn’t know I lived in America until I was 4, and raise my kids to know their Croatian roots. Ran off to Guam to get married and have our first child. I swear in Croatian because I assume no one will understand. I can identify with the hot mess mom in most YouTube videos. When I’m not trying to figure out who has practice on what day for whatever, I’m trying to sneak in a nap while cooking dinner.

Fitting Room Horrors

The other day I stepped into a fitting room to try on a swimsuit. I’ve lost some pounds and toned up in certain “squishy” areas like my stomach and felt pretty good about the...

Raising a type-A child when you’re type-B

Motherhood doesn't come with a manual. I've learned that much already. As much as I wish it did, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't follow it. I'm not a type-A, listen to the rules, and...

Raising a mini-me and looking into the mirror

Raising a mini-me is a thrill. I watch my daughter and see myself in everything she does. For example, her sweet soul helps people when they’re feeling sad, her thirst for knowledge, and her...

Watching sports when you don’t like them

I may embark on several journeys throughout my life, but I know I'll succeed at them because I am a mom, and if I can succeed in raising tiny humans, then I can succeed at...
shout out to the stay at home moms

S/O to the stay at home moms

Parenting is hard. Dare I say mommy-ing is harder—all the stress, tears, and multiple personalities that come out in one day. And then there's taking care of the actual children. That's why I want to...

The Morning I Tried to Take My Vitamins

One morning, I was trying to take my vitamins--in the morning--when I’m supposed to. This is what actually happened: As I reached into the fridge to grab the probiotics, I saw there was an open...
working out

Why I Work Out:: I’m Doing It for Me

Working out. For a long time I had a membership to a gym because I felt like I was supposed to. I did it so I could get discounts on the classes they offered...

Give Homework a Chance

I’m a fan of homework. There, I said it. I feel better now. Homework is something we come across on a long path of lifelong learning. I don’t believe in three hours of homework...
joys of motherhood

The Joys of Motherhood:: How Did I End Up Here?

Ah, the joys of motherhood. On the surface it seems easy, right? With all the self-help books out there and friends who have procreated before you, what could possibly go wrong? Let me tell...

Different is Beautiful

My daughter and I stopped at the gas station the other day to grab some soda and a snack. We were talking in Croatian like always and the lady behind us smiled at me...