Summer Stay-at-Home Activities

Winter is the toughest time around here. So when spring finally showed up, we were beyond excited. But now we are looking for ways to spend our days with all this nice weather. + Go to the zoo // This is a more pricey activity depending on the zoo and definitely a full day kind of thing. But it's always fun especially when you have a toddler who loves and knows animals. For me this is more a spring activity because by the time you get to summer, it can be a little hot for extended amounts of time in the sun. ...more

Someone Needs to Stick Up For White Picket Fences

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles written by stay-at-home moms and “mommy bloggers,” exploring what it is to be those things. Struggling with what it is to be those things. Not liking how the world views what it is to be those things. And defending what it is to be those things....more

A Letter to My Niece: You Can Be Whatever You Want to Be

Dear Athena, ...more
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Would You Keep Working if You Won the Lottery?

Every once in awhile, my husband and I will have a conversation that leaves me wondering if we're on the same page. I go to bat for him all the time as he's an amazing, hands-on dad who also likes to vacuum and wash dishes. When people dis on dads, I point to him and say, "Nuh uh! See! Amazing!" But then something falls out of his mouth and one of my eyebrows does an insta-raise and I think, "Wait, what?" I had one of those moments recently when he got all "women belong in the kitchen, barefoot, and if not pregnant, baking me a pie" on me. ...more
 @Arnebya What flavor???? more

Did I Waste My College Degree by Becoming a Mom?

I have a bachelors of science in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine. I don't work in that field now. In fact, I had only worked in it for about 8 years when I transitioned to pursue my music. Since childhood, there was nothing I wanted to do more than music, but I didn't think that a music degree would help me much in pop. Besides, I wanted to be a good Asian daughter to my parents, so I got a very practical degree despite the fact that computers was never my passion. It just took motherhood to realize that I had majored in the wrong field....more
I occasionally think about this as I don't feel this way, but I'm sure there are people who look ...more

Thoughts, mixed with memories, on staying home.

So, I’ve been meaning to write a new blog for a while, since I’ve only managed to write a total of four since—when did I first start this blog?—October?...more
I think you are right on about the conflict between women's lib and those of us who think ...more

It All Falls Apart (Or, Defining Myself as a Stay-At-Home-Mom)

This picture pretty much sums up how I've been feeling lately. No matter how hard I try, it all falls apart anyway....more

Think You're a Stay-at-Home-Mom? Nope! Wikipedia Says You're a Housewife!

Words matter. A lot. The difference between “leak-proof” and “leak-resistant” could mean nothing, or it could mean a kid sitting in a puddle of pee because you picked the wrong diaper cover. That’s why we pick our words (and diaper covers) carefully. So consider this little tidbit from Wikipedia: If you search for “stay-at-home dad,” you will be taken to this page, titled, not surprisingly, “Stay-at-home dad.” Now search for “stay-at-home mom.” Go ahead. I’ll wait. You will land on this page, titled, “Housewife.” It doesn’t even use the words “stay-at-home mom” in the article until the very end....more
I'm happy you are potentially interested in editing Wikipedia!  I am currently working with the ...more

I'm Not Just A Stay-At-Home Mom

A few months ago, my well-meaning brother said to me in an online conversation, that he was concerned that I may "lose my edge" because I am no longer the marketing 'guru' I used to impersonate. Instead, I am 'wasting' my acquired skills by being a stay-at-home mom to my baby (now toddler). Before y'all take your catapults out and ask me where my brother is located (hint: nearer to you than me, he lives in the States), let me say that I was not offended.Well, maybe a little....more

Motherly Love- Staying @ Home Is Possible

Hi blogher community.  My name is Brandy and I recently joined the site to get some ideas on working from home and making additional income.  I have a two year old son that keeps me extremely busy during the day while my husband works full-time as a warehouse worker with a well known compay.  I came to the realization that for my household, it is more cost effective to care for my own child saving myself child care cost and fuel for work commute.  For the past 90 days I searched, the web for jobs and products t...more