The Latest from the Carpool Goddess

I Like Routines, I Cannot Lie

When you’ve spent as much time on this earth as I have you learn a few things about yourself. Not only am I at the “comfortable-shoe” stage of my life – which means I’ve accumulated a certain amount of wisdom, crow’s-feet and perimenupuasal pounds – but I’ve discovered something I never knew about myself during […]

Steps In The Right Direction

I obsessively check my cell phone. Not just for the latest text, email or ping on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. But for my steps. My iPhone double-duties as a means of connecting with others and keeping me honest about how much I move my body. As a writer and (soon-to-be graduating!) graduate student, I spend […]

College & Empty Nest

The New Kid In Class

At the end of this summer, when all the cute little kiddies toting lunch boxes and backpacks went back to school, and parents of college students bid their tearful goodbyes, someone else went back to school. Someone older. Someone SO MUCH OLDER… ME! You heard right. Careful what you wish for… For nearly two decades […]

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Parenting & Mom Confessions

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

Pace yourself, honey…I whisper to myself like I’m running a marathon. But at this moment I don’t know a thing about pacing myself. My breath is sputtering, my legs are wobbling and I’m just trying to find the energy to make it to the finish line. I’m just four weeks from finishing my graduate program and […]

The Real Reason I Don’t Want To See Photos Of Your Kids On Facebook

I don’t want to see photos of your kids on Facebook. I don’t want to see photos of them on Instagram or Snapchat either. You know, the ones on the first day of school. Absolutely adorable standing at the bus stop or on your front steps with their brand spanking new backpacks, shiny lunch boxes, […]

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Midlife Musings

There’s A First Time For Everything

There haven’t been many times I’ve come in first place. In fact, I’m pretty sure my older siblings let me win at our backyard relay races and the millions of times we played Go Fish. But other firsts are equally exciting. In fact our childhoods and young adult lives are brimming with “first times” and […]

High School: It Was More Than Just Braces And Big Hair

My 35th high school reunion is coming up next year (gulp!), so when reached out to me to try out their site and write about my experience I jumped at the chance, because I’m nothing if not sentimental. I hopped online and within seconds created a profile and my high school yearbook magically appeared […]

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Books on my Nightstand

The (Almost) Spring Fling Book Bonanza

It might feel like winter where you are, but if you’re in Southern California, like me, it feels like spring! (Sorry east coast friends!) If you’re looking for some good books to read, have no fear – the spring fling book bonanza is here. A mix of light (family, humor, marriage, romance) and heavy (surviving […]

Summer Reading List 2015

Now that my favorite TV shows are on summer break it’s the perfect time for me to catch up on my reading. I’m not sure if I’ll get through my entire list because of the pull of sunshine, kids, and no homework, but it’s worth a try. So grab your iced cold lemonade or chilly […]

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Living Out Loud In My Second Half: I’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

Learning to live out loud in my second half wasn’t originally my goal, but it happened anyway. I pretty much spent a lifetime fluffing the pillows in my cushy comfort zone. But all that changed four years ago when I took a chance as the empty nest began to creep up on me. Fueled by […]

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