Why Coffee Mugs Are More Than Just Cups

When I was growing up, I avoided mugs at all costs. Most of the mugs were at my grandparents' houses, and they had (what I thought was) boring scenery, "World's Greatest Grandma," and business names plastered on them. I would wonder why anyone would want to drink out of a short, bulky cup like that. Then I grew up....more

Behold...The Tweedle

If you are a mother then you have already been warned about life's impending stages of doom...also known as child development.  Shortly following the arrival of your bundle of joy, seasoned mothers that came before you poured you a generous glass of wine, sat you down at book club or mom's night out and gave you a slightly tipsy warning about what would be following the adorable baby stage.You braced yourself....more

Behold...The Tweedle

If you are a mother then you have already been warned about life's impending stages of doom...also known as child development.  Shortly following the arrival of your bundle of joy, seasoned mothers that came before you poured you a generous glass of wine, sat you down at book club or mom's night out and gave you a slightly tipsy warning about what would be following the adorable baby stage.You braced yourself....more

The Turths About A Suburban Stay At Home Mom

As the self proclaimed Stay-At-Home Queen of Suburbia I feel it is my duty to confirm some truths regarding what us Stay-At-Home Moms do all day...I mean there are a lot of hours in the day right? If we aren't going to work what the heck do we do all day? Truth: Our Nails Get Done Up Everyday...more

To My Daughter on Her First Birthday

My Baby Girl,Words can hardly express my emotions leading up to your first birthday. My heart swells with pride for the sweet little girl you have become, but also yearns for time to stop moving so quickly.  Just writing these few sentences has me tearing up, and I think of all emotions those tears are filled with.Happiness. The greatest kind I have ever felt. There is nothing in this world that makes me happier than being your mom.Joy at watching you learn and grow each day. Witnessing all of your milestones this year has been so special....more

6 Ways to Capture Cherished Moments With Your Children (Before it's Too Late)

 Did you hear that?The whoosh of time speeding by.The sound of your kids growing up too fast.Levi is turning five in a couple of weeks. Ann just turned one. It seems like it was only a moment ago my son was placed into my arms. He seemed too small and too big. He is no longer a toddler, but a kid. Anne is no longer a baby, but a toddler. How I do I pause time? How do we capture each cherished moment with our children?...more

The Mom PhD Program: 20 College Classes Moms Really Need to Take

 When I was a high school freshman, the guidance department counselors gave our English class a "career assessment" to help us figure out what we wanted to be when we grew up.According to the assessment--a series of questions like "do you prefer working with people or by yourself?" and "do you enjoy lifting heavy objects?"--I wanted to be a social worker.Which, given that both my parents were social workers, made sense. ...more

The Second Best Thing About Having A Baby

Ask any mom you know what the most amazing moment of their life was and they will all say it the birth of their baby.  Every single mom will name this single moment as the earth shattering greatest...HANDS DOWN nothing tops it.  Whether you dreamed about the mommy moment since you were four years old...or you got a little drunk and had a woopsie baby, it won't matter.  Becoming a mother is everything.  You created a HUMAN!  I bet he or she is the most perfect human that ever graced the earth huh?  Yeah, mine are too....more

21 Signs You Are A Toddler Mom

My son started walking when he was eight months old and since then he’s escalated quickly from a bitty baby to a full-blown troublesome toddler. I’ve hesitated calling him a toddler because he’s only just turning one, but then I realised that being a toddler is more about their personality than their age because he is certainly not a baby anymore!...more
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