Gutzy Gear Party! (Mom on the Run Style)


It is true that I usually find sponsored blogs to be total sell outs. As soon as I see that little sentence “This blog is sponsored by…”, I typically click away. I don’t mean to be rude, I am just usually not that interested in reading a page long advertisement. Conversely, I really do admire those families that have been able to grow business out of blogging. They like me, are working from home and hopefully (but definitely in my imagination) making it work and able to find that work/life/family balance that I seem to be striving for but not yet achieving. Ahh, a story for another blog because this one was sponsored and that one wouldn’t be!

Thoughts on Mother’s Day from Mom on the Run


In February of 2006, 6 weeks before my son was born I got the call that my mother had passed away. She had struggled for 18 very long months trying to beat the cancer that eventually ravaged her body. As each day goes by, I don’t miss her less, or forget to think about her. It has gotten easier but not better.

Post Birthday Party Emotions from Mom on the Run


I am in a trance. I think it’s the post birthday party let down. It might just be plain exhaustion. Every six months or so I swear up and down that I am not planning, shopping for or hosting another birthday party. Then the friggen bomb drops and I can’t say no to that sweet little face telling me their dream day.