Author Archives: The Confessioness

Our Favorite Toys This Week

Spring is in the air here in Los Angeles, which means I’ve started clearing out the closets and making room for summer. Cleaning Weston’s room is always a bit nostalgic – it’s like digging into a time capsule. My heart aches just a little bit each time I pack away clothes that are too small […]

Places to Wander the Wildflowers this Spring

Every year around this time, I see photos pop up on my Facebook feed of people frolicking in fields of budding flowers and every year I swear I’m going to plan a day trip to do the very same. Not only is it an inexpensive way to spend quality time with the family in a gorgeous outdoor setting but […]

If Buddha was a working mother

I often strive to be a better mom and sometimes when I have the patience, I attempt to be a better human. I try to find balance in a life that seems to have very little and I aim to be tolerant when my will has broken into millions of pieces and the only thing keeping […]

My Challenge to Huffington Post: Make Marriage More Important

On the eve of my 3 year wedding anniversary, I wrote an article on my blog detailing my thoughts on marriage thus far. It occurred to me that others might find it useful and that it would be a good fit for the “marriage” section of Huffington Post. Only there isn’t a section for marriage on Huff Post. […]

Marriage: Giving Up

Today marks my 3 year wedding anniversary and I’m feeling a bit conflicted. Marriage just isn’t quite what I thought it would be but then again I’m not sure I knew what to expect. All I know is that I’ve come to understand that it’s hard – really hard sometimes – to make two lives coexist in […]

The Art of Losing Oneself

People say it like it’s a bad thing, to lose oneself. I don’t see it as such. What does it mean anyway, to be lost? Obliviously there are both literal and philosophical interpretations. Physically it’s pretty difficult to misplace yourself – aren’t you always right there? But the answer to this question becomes less clear when we ask it from […]

Fashion Friday: Super Heros

I’m dedicating this Friday’s fashion roundup to one of my favorite Etsy stores, lovelane. I quickly fell in love with this store while sifting through Instagram.  I love the bold designs and the bright colors – it makes me wish these super hero costumes came in my size! These perfectly crafted capes also feed my love of […]

How Parenthood is Oddly Like Doing Drugs

Want to know what drug use and parenthood have in common? I thought you might. If you were around in the 80s, you may remember the anti-narcotics commercial from the PDFA (Partnership for a Drug Free America) that was famous for coining the term, “This is Your Brain on Drugs”. The popular advertisement showed an […]

Fashion Friday: Rockin’ Mocs

All I have to say is that my husband is so damn lucky we don’t have a girl. If we did, I would surely syphon our savings account in order to feed my moc addiction. Don’t misunderstand, I’ve seen some little dudes rock the moccasin look – I’m just not sure it works on my son. Moccasins […]

Fashion Friday: Fright Night Fashion

  I wish everyday were Halloween. I could stroll into work looking like the zombie I normally wake up looking like and no one would say a thing. I would eat endless amounts of candy and wear slutty outfits without being ridiculed. I wouldn’t have to dust my house because cobwebs are cool and I would finally be […]