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Turn this Car Around

Snarky stories and opinions from a mom who believes it's never too late for coffee and never too early for wine.

Michelle is a winner of Top 25 Family Blogs by Moms - 2013

What's your favorite family tradition?

We are a "young" family, so we are starting a new tradition this year that I am looking forward to - and that is, hosting Thanksgiving. I'm really hoping that I don't burn the turkey. But I do know that I can make a kick-ass apple pie. And, I will be able to drink a whole bottle of wine since I don't have to drive anywhere - woot!

What's the most challenging thing about being both a blogger and a mom?

Time. Like Jessie Spano said, "There's never any time!!!" I work a full time, 40+ hour per week job, just gave birth to my second child, have a two year old, am pursuing my MBA, and write my blog. Along with, you know, tons of other things. I find myself writing blog posts in my head throughout the day or making little cryptic notes to myself on my phone to remember to "write that"... but it is hard to balance it all. I wish there were 30 hours in a day most days...but then, who am I kidding, I'd probably just use the extra 6 to sleep.

What's the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

I think the most rewarding thing about being a mom is when you go into their room at night, and the kiddos are dead asleep after what maybe was a long and tiring and hard day...and you just look down at them and you're like, "Yeah. I f*cking made that!" (Can I swear here? Oh well, just did.) Children are amazing little creatures.