10 Tips if you're planning to become a ONE income family

Since 2012 our family has been a one income family. The day that I found out I was pregnant with Annabella, Jonathan and I decided I would not go back to work after she was born, unless it was absolutely necessary. I was determined to be a stay at home mom to my girls. Working mothers have the absolute hardest jobs of all. They have to juggle their jobs, homes, children and husbands all at the same time. Jobs are not flexible for mothers and the guilt is overwhelming. So working moms, I salute you and I feel for you....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

Artist and Mom-Have It All or Give It Up?

 I've been so blessed to be a mother. My husband and I managed to raise an amazing young woman who we are so completely proud of. She will be 21 in a couple of weeks.  She will turn 21 in the faraway land of India on a study abroad trip. She's remarkable to me, because at that age, you couldn't of got me on a plane to go anywhere, never mind halfway around the world, but then, she's always been the bravest person I know. ...more

Being a Mom

Means cleaning up mess after mess after mess.Means having all manner of bodily fluid wiped on you (and barely thinking twice about it).Means enduring sometimes hours of screaming, including your own into a pillow.Means singing, rocking, cuddling....more

The Hybrid Mom

A Stay at home mom

By definition;A housewife is a woman whose main occupation is running or managing the family’s home—caring for and educating her children, cooking and storing food, buying goods the family needs in day to day life, cleaning and maintaining the home,  etc.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_at_home_momThis definition a bit outdated, but still the basis of what people think a stay at home mom is. ...more
LLMom agreed!more

Mom Guilt

I was reading a favorite blog this morning called Home Yoga. The author, Chrissy Staley, was talking about mom guilt and should we, as women, feel it (of course not)....more

My Real Job: I Am a Stay-at-Home Mom

I've been having trouble writing lately, trouble finding my voice and trouble finding time to write in this season of motherhood. I feel myself being pulled in too many directions and struggling with self-doubt as a stay-at-home mom. I always hesitate when someone asks me what I “do.” ...more
Right, it's an unpaid "job".  My "income" is the money we're saving on childcare.more

Mommy Guilt - Do You Have It?

Do you suffer from it? Mommy guilt that is... I know that I do from time to time... and lately it's been more yes than no when it comes to Mommy Guilt. Could I be doing more? Am I doing the best that I can do for Lil Man? Should I be doing this different or that different? Does he respond this way because of what I'm doing (or not doing)?  And I know it's time that I step back, and just take a moment to breathe....more

38 Things I Have Learned As A Mom

1} You will never do anything in your own privacy again once you become a mom. Your privacy is now your children's privacy as well. You will especially have an audience when you are in the bathroom....more