Tif is a wife, mother to a passionate little boy and bold little girl, DIY connoisseur, mental health advocate, and an artist of many forms. She is a stay at home mom by day and creative industry business owner by night. Although she has spent most of her life in cities (Milwaukee, NYC, Chicago, and Las Vegas), her family moved to the Waukesha suburbs in 2018. Besides her family, she loves high fashion editorials, documentaries, people watching, Mexican food, and slam poetry.

Home Alone With My Kids

Memories of the Holidays from childhood bring me great joy. We spent time with family, ate a lot, and decorated to gaudy levels. I can’t recall a time when I was burdened by snow....

Just Breathe: How Focused Breathing Helps Me Be a Better Mom

There are moments in life when all the unfortunate things tend to arrive simultaneously. There are days when the “Mom. Mom. Mom. Mama.” seem endless. Some weeks it feels like you might just break. ...

Keeping My Postpartum Body Secret

“Mom, can we go to the playground?” “Not right now. Maybe later.” “Mom, can we go for a walk?” “Mommy is tired. Let’s go later.” Later doesn’t come. And I’m not tired. I am afraid of being seen...

Enjoying Doing Nothing

  I spent the night at my grandmother’s house often as a child. She would set her alarm for 5 am. It didn’t matter if the next day was a Monday or a Saturday. She...

What’s For Dinner?

The dreaded question that inevitably comes up every day: What’s for dinner? I did not anticipate that one of the most frustrating parts of parenting would be dinnertime. Not only do you have to...

“It’s A Girl”

  Ask almost any expecting parent if they are hoping for a boy or a girl, and you will most likely get a response resembling something like, “It doesn’t matter, as long as they are...
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5 Tips For A Confident Labor And Delivery

The third time's the charm, right? I’m confident that this was the number of times it took me to become confident in laboring and delivering a child. As a first-time Mom, I was so...

That’s What Mom Said

Do you remember the first time you realized your Mom was an actual person? That her sole purpose on this Earth wasn’t to please you? I was in my late 20’s before I began...

To The Mom With The Newborn

To The Mom with the Newborn,  You carry this baby with you for 10 months (they say it’s 9, but really, 40 weeks divided by the average number of weeks in a month is 10,...

Finding The Best Online Mom Groups

  I read somewhere that the people who are hardest on Moms are other Moms. I felt that hard. Although the only other people who can possibly understand what you are going through are other...