Lacey Salerno

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Tales from the Wife of a Star Wars Addict: Happy Star Wars Day!

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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...

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

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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”

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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

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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...

“Mommy, Will You Ever Get Divorced?”

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...