Multiple Bloginalities

Hello there, I have been blogging for 7 years now. I blame a dating relationshio with a super-middle-aged-nerd who keot talking about his "blog". It was awkward how wierd I thought he was. So, I compulsively blog. www.homelessinla.com www.darlasmom.com and www.shortandfat.wordpress.com (the last one is currently hidden)...more

Powerful and extraordinary women

Wow! What an amazing week. God has truly blessed me. As most of you know one of my goals this year was to get involved at church. I joined two women's classes. This week was first week we met and I already feel like a more powerful woman. Some of the women in my Tuesday class are in my Wednesday class so that was a nice surprise. Last night we told our stories and I just feel in awe of some of these inspiring women and had tears for those whose stories were of sadness and of praise. This year church had so many classes to choose from and I didn't know what to do....more

Is that my daughter?!

Today at the store a stranger felt the need to let me know that my daughter is beautiful but she must take after her father. She said she didn't see me in her at all. I was like well I had her and her eyes are blue like me but other than that I don't know what to tell you. Ha. She does favor her father a lot but thought it was funny a stranger thought they should tell me. We had a great day Sunday until the falcons lost. Boooo! Really had hope for my husbands team. Overall great weekend though. Tried a new restaurant Saturday night with family. It is called The Chicken and The Egg....more

Frugal Betty

Oh what a beautiful day! I am so happy to see the sun out. We had a great play date today and now our daughter is sleeping. Upon waking I think I will feed her some lunch and head out. It is too nice to stay inside and we have been stuck inside all week! I am going nuts. As some of you know I am a stay at home mom.....when people hear that they assume I spend my days at the gym, getting nails done and eating Bon bons. It really bothers me. People would be surprised by how much we live off of....more

Rain rain go away

Rain, rain go away! I am so ready to walk, run maybe even skip! It has been raining since Monday and I am ready for the sun! Today I had all these plans for our daughter. After a trip to craft store I wanted to take her to the mall so she can burn some energy. They have the best idea ever! It is a soft play area for kids to burn energy. How great is that? You can let your kids go nuts in the play area then once they pass out shop whine free! It is even nice for dads who don't like shopping. They can sit on the bench and let the kids run free while mom shops....more

Letter to Myself As a New Mom

This is the letter I'm sure I'd want to read years ago when the diapers and sleepless nights had just began. Also those tiring first days in the hospital when breastfeeding was just not working....more

Tom Selleck Called. He Wants His Mustache Back.

I have been lucky enough to call myself a hockey mom for the past 13 years. My son Matthew started playing when he was five years old. He had gone to the ice skating rink with his dad one Saturday afternoon just to skate around the rink. He had played t-ball and done some karate, but when he saw the players coming out of the locker room in their full gear and skates, he decided he wanted to play hockey. Now he had never seen a hockey game before and wasn’t even tall enough on his skates to look over the top of the goal net, but once his mind was made up, that was it....more
@HomeIsWhereYourMomIs It is terrible when that happens... I think 20k is best spent in your ...more

My Day Away

Tempers flaring

I forgot to mention yesterday that Saturday we had our first official temper tantrum from our daughter. She likes watching her favorite video on her daddy's phone. She saw the phone and while her dad was turning it on she started to get impatient. When he gave her the phone she threw it and she started to cry and scream. We had our first official tantrum and a punishment to boot. We took the phone away and put her in her playpen. She did not come out until she was done crying. It did not last long....more

Moms needed to beta-test new breastfeeling sampling subscription service

I have a new client focused solely on expectant mothers, and existing mothers of new borns, who are, or plan, to breastfeed.  I'm looking for 11 gals to participate in a beta-test of ...more