The greatest gift you can give your children

I have to admit, I have a crazy mind. She’s on all the time, darting from one idea to the next. I’m also an over-doer. In other words, I’m constantly thinking about what I need to do next (and the list is usually pretty darn long). These traits are great when you want to get stuff done. But that’s not my top priority, my family is....more

My Scheduling Snafu = Your Chance for a BlogHer 15 Full Pass

I bought my ticket to BlogHer months ago. The train into the city is one of my greatest treats, four hours of time to sit, write, and read. It also allows my husband time with our girls. I couldn't have known then that my work schedule would ramp up and that a major project for an important client would require my presence.  ...more
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The Burden of Balancing Motherhood

Sunday was Mother's Day....more

Top 10 Products Every Pumpin’ Mama Should Buy

There is a lot of stuff out there on the market for pumping mamas.  Here is a list of the top 10 must buy items compiled by  the Pumpin’ Mamas from The Pumpin’ Mama’s Blueprint and me.1. Extra Set of Pumping Parts2. Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra(enter “Milkmom” to get $10 and free shipping)...more

Dear Momma Returning to Work: You're A Great Mom

Credit: 4 Months Baby Feeling Happy photo by Shutterstock. Dear Momma Who Just Went Back to Work, ...more
missyjuner The switch doesn't flip off when you walk into work!more

It Takes a Village to Raise a MOMMA

 Let me let you in on a little secret:All the cliches you’ve heard about motherhood? They’re true.And none truer than this one: “It takes a Village to raise a child”.(Yes, Village is getting proper noun status. It is very important and I will treat it as such.)...more
Average Momma Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!more

A Week in the Life of a Blogger

I've been blogging for over 6 years now, 3 1/2 years as a healthy living blogger with Food and Fitness 4 Real and 3 years before that as a mommy/family blogger. Over that time my blogging style, level of commitment, frequency of posting and voice has changed quite a bit. But one thing has remained the same - blogging keeps me busy!...more
First of all, I must tell you and I loved your blog post!!! Just Excellent! Reading it, reminded ...more

8 Must-Have Items for Pumping at Work

If you knew me back in the day—the day being approximately two years ago—you would know that during my daughter's first year of life, breastfeeding and pumping consumed me. It was all I talked about, all I thought about, and when I would get around to posting on my blog, it was all I wrote about. If you did not know me, you’re welcome. Pumping at work is an unfortunate reality for many working moms who are heading back to the office post-baby and want to continue breastfeeding. ...more
lessoninprogress Great tip! My sister did this as well (she rented her second pump), and I know ...more