Author Archive for Mrs. Cereal

When Divorce is the Best Option

On October 12th, I filed for divorce. This was a long time coming, but the end was abrupt and traumatizing. My (soon to be ex) husband had been changing for years. He went from kind and fun to sullen and mean. I kept trying to do more, to be more, to achieve more in the […]

Surviving Covid- Sort Of

I don’t know about all of you, but Covid was ROUGH in the Cereal household. I was on a train on my way to Canada when I found out that the university I work for was going to shut down and move to entirely remote work. I got on the next train home and started […]

Cereal Life Update

Hello! Hellobee was always such a comfort for me and I’m happy to see some activity here. It’s been just over a year since I last posted here and quite a bit has changed. LeLe is 7 now and is in the second grade. She is thriving in school but has had some struggles outside […]


Little Bug Turns 5

Whew, I can hardly believe that on Friday, my Little Bug is turning 5. This little boy is the highlight of my life. He is smart, sassy, funny, sweet, and so many other things. I’ve written him a little letter to tell him how much he means to me. Dear Little Bug, Here we are… […]


Want Need Wear Read Roundup 2019 Edition

Each year here at Hellobee, we come together and compile a list of our W/N/W/R for our kids: Mrs. Starfish Lilly and Audrey – Age 3 Want: Both girls have asked for scooters after eyeing several of the neighborhood kids buzzing around on them. This time of year it’s challenging to keep the girls physically active, so […]

Christmas Hacks for the Busy Parent

Hey guys! I’m guessing that a lot of you are in that awful pre-Christmas stress mode, and I am here to try to help alleviate it, at least a little! I have some easy Christmas hacks that will hopefully help you get through this last week of prep madness so you can actually enjoy the […]


Gifts for Coworkers

For all the work out of the home parents, it is the time of year where you need to have some random, but thoughtful gifts for the people you work with. If you are lucky like me, you’ll think this is a fun activity, but for some of you, this is an absolute chore. So, […]

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