Monica Gregory

Monica Gregory
Toledo native Monica Gregory is in the thick of "second stage" motherhood: no more diapers or naps, just a constant stream of pre-Algebra, carpool, and "hey, Mom, check out this TikTok!" Monica has been married to her polar-opposite, Jim, for 16 years, and together, they've created some pretty amazing kids: Seth, 13; Erin, 11; and James, 9. (They also miss a sweet son, Duncan, gone too soon since 2009). Monica is a stereotypical Type-A, ENFJ, Enneagram 2, and building relationships has always been her number one priority. A good playlist, an even-better book, and a machiatto (or Manhattan) at the ready is her idea of a perfect pause in the midst of the everyday. Follow along with her extraordinary mundane on Instagram @MrsMSG.

When Mom Says No

Even when things weren't necessarily in "lockdown" mode last summer, our family (like many) still limited gatherings and traditional summer break activities.  As a result, usual XBox time limits were sacrificed for the greater...