Coffee, Tea or Me?

It's like Goldilocks and the three bears. One is too small, one to large and one just...Oh, who am I kidding. THE BIG ONE!  PICK THE BIG ONE!

I’ll be the first to admit it: I have a major caffeine addiction, just like the rest of the country. But caffeine doesn’t keep me awake. It calms me down. Wanna know why? There are studies that show how stimulants have a calming, soothing effect on ADHD brains. Which is why stimulants work on ADHD [...]

Feeling Like Robert Downey Jr’s Father

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I watch the morning scene unfold, my eyes filling with tears as I hang my head guiltily. The children and I stand together, unified in our love for their father, as he turns the  kitchen upside down, slamming cabinet doors, whipping through shelves, tossing contents aside as he searches for any amount of it. Mom. [...]

Double Shot: The Day I Became That Mom


You know those moms who speak loudly and wear wrinkled clothes and are seemingly oblivious to how annoying they are?  Today, I was totally that mom. My five-year-old daughter had a gift card to Barnes & Noble, so after work, I hauled both kids to the bookstore, stopping first at Starbucks (the one located inside [...]

Our Patron Saint of Awesome (or how to perk up your kids when they’re tired!)

Sometimes, when I find myself in a difficult situation, I ask myself, “Self, what would Amy Lo do?” Amy, in case you don’t know, is the mascot AND patron saint of Aiming Low. She is truly the source of all unorthodox wisdom and crafty girl-knowledge and this is my story of how Amy came through [...]