Lacey Salerno

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My Mom Isn’t My Best Friend…She is Better

Growing up, one of my mother’s most famous expressions was, “I’m your mother, not your best friend." These words still resonate in my head. I found it infuriating that she just didn't get what...

Today I Hit “Unsubscribe”

Today I decided I needed to curb my online shopping “addiction." I do not use that term loosely as my compulsion to shop has recently overtaken me. I get the same tell-tale high when...

31 Days of Halloween Fun

I don’t know about you, but fall is my favorite time of year. The weather, the pumpkins, the cider and football, and especially HALLOWEEN! I just can’t get enough of it. It seems like...

Tales from the Wife of a Star Wars Addict

I spent the first 19 years of my life blissfully unaware that there was a portion of the population who was absolutely obsessed with Star Wars. While I did not grow up under a...

“Mommy, Will You Ever Get Divorced?”

It was a typical Saturday afternoon running errands with both kiddos in the back seat when my 7-year-old, who had been uncharacteristically quiet, asked something that I was totally unprepared for: “Mommy, will you...

My Imperfect “Proposal”

My proposal story is not your typical one, and not just because it wasn’t some scene straight out of a romantic comedy. You see, my engagement started long before any “proposal” occurred. Confusing, I...

Prior Planning Prevents Parenting Woes While Traveling

I am so Type-A it’s painful. If there is a way to plan for it, I do. This is both useful and hindering at times when it comes to parenting young children, but when...

Jerk Alert! Stop the Social Media Bashing

It's Monday, and it’s the first time I have logged onto Facebook in a few days. As I scroll through my feed, I see a very distinct pattern begin to appear: negative comment after...

Building Memories: Free Activities Your Kids Will Love

I have been doing this mom-thing now for a little bit and never cease to be amazed at the things my kids find joy in. I wish I could be half as amused at...

My Child Isn’t Responsible for How Your Child Feels

This statement isn’t “click bait” and is, in fact, something I feel very strongly about. Recently as I was dropping my son off at school, I noticed a sign posted in his hallway (which...