I Brake for Moms

Greet routine with a smile: Another ordinary extraordinary day

Some of the best days are the ones we don’t notice because we take them for granted.

She deserves it: Give Mom the gift of TLC this Christmas

If someone you loved was sick, would you make them wait in a cold car on a rainy night for two hours? Would you send… Continue reading

Shopping cart showdown: Which stores have best food prices?

Jennifer Bardsley compares Fred Meyer, PCC, QFC, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, WinCo and Whole Foods offers.

This author is throwing a virtual party for book lovers

Jennifer Bardsley is hosting a Facebook get-together for young-adult book authors and readers.

The future is now: The sweet life of a modern housewife

When Walt Disney imagined Tomorrow Land, he probably pictured Jennifer Bardsley in her living room.

Raise your hand if your Christmas tree has fallen over

Columnist Jenny Bardsley shares an after-Thanksgiving story that might sound like one of yours.

Don’t get scammed: Think before you click on email links

An email that was supposedly from iTunes is a scam that targeted busy parents.

Not Grimm but grim: A weight loss fairy tale involving buckets

The Weight Loss Fairy recently visited columnist Jennifer Bardsley’s house. But don’t be jealous.

Words, words, words: October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Columnist Jennifer Bardsley shares her thoughts on teaching dyslexic children how to read and write.

Helper or hindrance? New mom’s scorecard for Grandma

or her worst enemy. Who would have thought that a newborn bundle of joy could cause so… Continue reading

Therapy helped ease debilitating pain after injury

Columnist Jennifer Bardsley shares her experiences with complex regional pain syndrome.

Dress for success: Why this writer is proud to wear mom jeans

Now that columnist Jennifer Bardsley is nearing 40, she’s not worried about dressing like a mother.

Free app by Seattle company helps keep families organized

Cozi is a calendar application for your smartphone or tablet that each member of the family can use.

Newfangled cooker isn’t for those with tried and true methods

Columnist Jennifer Bardsley recently succumbed to peer pressure and purchased an Instant Pot.

Glamping: This mom’s new fav way to do family vacations

After spending the summer searching for the perfect tent trailer, I finally found a used Coachman Clipper light enough to pull behind our Subaru Outback… Continue reading

Time passes, memory fades and Alzheimer’s wounds the heart

Ihope you can join me on Sept. 30 at Boxcar Park in Everett for Snohomish County’s 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The goal is to… Continue reading

RIP swimsuit: This mom’s shapewear suit has lost its superpowers

Bathing suit drama? Not in my beach bag. My one-piece from Mod Cloth was blue with gold stars and infused with superpowers. It had so… Continue reading

Fishing for the perfect tent trailer yields whale of a reward

I began this summer with a mission to find a used tent trailer and become a happy camper. I even chopped down a pine tree… Continue reading

Soak up the summer sun because it won’t last forever

This summer the pressure to have fun is intense. It took so long for school to get out, thanks to some pathetic excuses for snow… Continue reading