Jul 1 2012

Birthday Party Alternative

Instead Spend Time With Your Family

by: Sharon DeVellis

I make no bones about the fact that I am completely against loot bags filled with crap but I'm also against how birthday parties have become a competitive sport. I got caught up in the birthday party mayhem when my boys were younger—movie parties, parties at indoor playgrounds, face painters—all for little kids who could easily be entertained with a box.

Sep 22 2011

STLTO Wine

Presenting Your Wine In The Perfect Way

by: Sharon DeVellis

Anyone who knows me knows I like wine. There’s just something about sitting on my front porch on a summer evening drinking a cold glass of chardonnay or a shared glass with friends. That's called "truth".

This summer I discovered a nice little wine called STLTO and by discovered I mean they emailed me and asked if they could send me a couple of bottles to try. 

Jul 4 2011

The Double Edged Sword Of Motherhood

Being a Mother is Nothing, if not Ironic

by: Sharon DeVellis

The other night, Son No. 2 told me his dad was funner than me in such a nonchalant way, it drove a dagger through my heart.

They had spent the evening playing soccer and baseball in the field across the street from our house. Most definitely fun.

Where was I while all the funness was taking place? 

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The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

Sharon has been with YMC since the very beginning and is now the Senior Writer and Creative Director where she maintains the YMC voice and uses her brain power to make YMC better for all of our readers.

She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you will probably relate, so welcome.

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