Last summer I was feeling somewhat overwhelmed with three kids at home and not a break in sight. I asked my friends what they did to recharge and unwind when they were on kid overload. I had a lot of really great suggestions, but the one that stood out toRead More
About TrishTrish Bittman moved to Bainbridge Island, WA after discovering it on the Internet. Life on the island has turned out to be all she hoped it would be and more. She is a freelance writer, a social media manager for several companies, and a regular contributor to Bainbridge Island Magazine. Trish also writes a humorous blog, 3 Kids and a Breakdown.
Trish covers topics ranging from Barbies to balance and social media to the peril's of being the mother of a tween girl. When she's not writing she's chasing after 3 kids and trying to keep the house clean.
Follow Trish on Twitter @trish3kids and Facebook at facebook.com/3KidsandaBreakdown.
What’s your inspiration?
I am inspired by my children. My mother, who even though she is no longer living, inspires me everyday. Tina Fey and my best friend, Lisa.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
My iPhone. I know it sounds shallow, but it's the best way for me to stay connected. Not only to my virtual friends and my clients, but also to my real life friends and family. And what would I do if I couldn't play Words with Friends?
What’s your favorite part of being a mom?
All the snuggles and love. They might drive me crazy all day, but when they cuddle up to me and love on me, it makes it all worth it.
What’s the single best piece of advice you can share with other moms?
Chill out. Seriously. We waste so much time worrying. We're doing fine. The kids are all right. Trust in that.
Today’s debate topic Is it ever okay to read your daughter’s diary? Trish weighs in I don’t believe it is ever okay to read someone’s diary -- even that of your own child. I have kept a journal since I have been able to write. A diary has always been a safe placeRead More
Even though we are only a wee bit Irish, our family loves to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it's because they are all girls that my children enjoy any holiday that requires special attire. The fact that wearing green is a requirement on St. Patrick's Day makes the holiday extraRead More
After at least a year of contemplating canceling cable, we finally did about six months ago. I have to confess, I watch a lot of TV -- a lot. Too much really, which was part of my motivation for pulling the plug on cable. How many seasons of Real Housewives ofRead More
There are all the cliched things about motherhood that we moms love: hugs and kisses, sweet voices telling us we’re the best mom in the whole world; handmade cards and macaroni necklaces bestowed upon us with all the admiration reserved for princesses. And I do love all these things, butRead More