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. definition a bit outdated, but still the basis of what people think a stay at home mom is.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

On Amy Glass, Stay-at-Home Moms, and Feminism: When Will We Stop Judging Each Other?

An article written by Amy Glass, "I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry," has been making the rounds as of late. She contends that those of us that choose marriage and a family over focusing solely on ourselves and our professional goals are "being applauded for doing nothing." ...more
After reading both articles, I clicked on the author's bio to see what's up.  She wrote both ...more

Working vs. Staying home : The impact on children
Thanks for sharing your pros and cons. This is a topic I struggle with ALOT!more