my kids think I'm a magician.

We bought doughnuts for my husband on Sunday. We ate them. This morning, my son decided he wanted one of the doughnuts. I told him they were gone. He said, "but I want one!" I again explained that we didn't have anymore, but that wasn't good enough. He wanted one and expected me to make them appear....more

my house is always a mess.

Once upon a time, I had a clean house. The furniture was dusted, floors were swept, the carpet was vacuumed. We had candles, knick-knacks, and coffee table books. Coffee table books! Can you even imagine? This wasn’t so long ago, but it seems like a lifetime ago....more

motherhood can be very lonely.

A fellow mom told me recently that being a mom can be lonely. Even though you’re basically never alone, motherhood (especially stay-at-home motherhood) can be very lonely. This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately....more
Journal Mom Thanks for sharing, Journal Mom. I can't imagine having to move every few years as ...more

A Conversation I Had About the Dangers of Lightning with My Children

   No threat of storms We were in the van, driving and the clouds started to get a little grey.  Being as we were in the van, the conversation is shouted, so turn this blog post's volume all the way up.5:  Is it going to rain, Mom?Me: Uh, I don't think so.3: Will it storm?...more

How You Too Can Get a Wife Bonus

Stay-at-home parents, have you been reading about “Wife Bonuses” and wondering, “Where’s my piece of the pie?” Have you started to think about all the sacrifices you have made to help further your spouse’s career and wondered why you didn’t earn a salary too, or at least a bonus for all your hard work?...more

15 Ways to Help You Enjoy Being a SAHM

 Being a stay-at-home mom can be tough and very over whelming at times. You're around kids 24-7. They may whine a lot, siblings fight, you're on diaper duty 24-7, feedings, potty training, cleaning, cooking, shopping... The list of not-so-fun-stuff goes on! It can be difficult to find time for yourself and to get everything done that you have planned for the day. It gets stressful! ...more
I agree! Having a schedule (although flexible) helps tremendously.more

Instant Powder Drinks Bali Style. NaBloPoMo Day 3

I´m always checking out food and drink stalls as soon as we arrive in a new place. Each city has their own style. But the one kind of stall in Bali that caught my eye and curiosity were the ones with hanging packs of juice and coffee and tea. ...more

My 7 different things about being a SAHM after having been a Work All Day mom.

A list of things I have found to be monumentally different about me and my kids now that I have left my job in Peru and come to Asia to raise my kids.About myself:1. As a working mom, I was fashionableNow all my clothes revolve around how easily I can breastfeed2. My hair looked good and properly coloredNow I have five inches of dark roots and no interesting shape3. I used to use a purse ...more

6 Lies Stay-at-Home Moms Tell Themselves

I've heard it all before: stay-at-home moms with endless excuses, reasonings, logic and lies that we tell ourselves (and other people) of how and why we are the exceptions to many social norms. "I'm too busy as a SAHM to be able to do that during the day." "People should understand because I'm a SAHM." "Well, that's easy for her to do because she's not a SAHM." Ladies, it's all bull. It really is. ...more
I wear no makeup around the house. Why? Because I'm beautiful. My husband often mentions he ...more

If You Give A Toddler A Snack {A Ridiculous Bedtime Tale}