We're All Equally Horrible at Parenting!

One of the super fun things about motherhood is the way everyone has a better idea of how to raise your child than you do. Whether you’re being lambasted on Facebook by Judgerson McGillicuddie when you post a picture of your 11-month-old eating ...more

Yes, You Can Enjoy It!

We all know life isn't always unicorns and rainbows. We all have good days as well as bad. There are days when my life seems so perfect that I wouldn't trade it for any other. And by perfect, I mean a clusterfuck; faults, flaws, and hurts ...more

How to Teach Children to Be Kind Online

In Kindness Wins, Galit walks the reader through ten online habits to teach and model. She strings together the practical guidelines with engaging real-life anecdotes and ends each chapter with a timely article to read and conversation starters for ...more

Letting Them Have Some Freedom

Ben gave me a 20-week Fitness Challenge which will take us right through summer and hopefully become so habit forming that we never stop doing a little something every day that is good for us. Together, we have walked and ridden bikes and even ...more

Lower That Mask, Momma

Dear momma friend, What would happen if we dared to lower our masks? If we stepped out in courage and dared to strip away the fake, the lies, the shame, the disguises. What would happen if we put away the fears and dared to be honest? To be ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

Guess What, Moms? I Don't Care How You Define Parenting

Helicopter moms vs. free range moms. Spank or don’t spank. Breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding. Cry it out vs. co-sleeping. I don’t care how you define your parenting and the choices you make for your child. I really don’t. I could give two shits less what you do. Why should I? Your choices have no effect over my child or my family. ...more
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Day of Silence: What If Someone Had Stood Up for My Trans Daughter?

"Slurs," my husband told me angrily over the phone."They're commenting on her pictures with slurs."...more
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Easy Wednesday

Is the week passing by too fast? Easy Wednesday post might slow it down for you just a bit, one photo at a time. It is a picture post that will be waiting for you every Wedneseday, trying to take your mind off for a tiny little bit and help you recharge ....more


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(10th Anniversary) Wedding Invitations with Minted

Do you ever think about having another wedding? My wedding was 10 years ago this year and while I loved our wedding, there are so many things I would love to do if I got to do it again!...more

The Good News This Week…April 18

Sharing some of the good stuff online because the bad stuff is depressing. Sharing a Moment: Thorr turned 2 this week. I fought against getting a pet for a long, long time ....more

Imagine if You Can

Imagine if you can, some of you don’t have to imagine, the first ribbons of sunshine making their way through your bedroom window. You, roll over and look at the clock, there’s no more time, you have to get out of bed and face another day of fear and uncertainty. Slowly sitting up, wiping the dried tears of the night before from your eyes, dread and oppression fill your body ....more

5 More Great Verbs in Scripture

I'm reading in 1 Peter 5, and I note with such comfort verse 7: "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." When I read the verb "cast" in Greek, I learn that it's an urgent throwing, a sort of flinging away of something you don't care about anymore.I urgently fling every worry I have right to God.Then, I continue to read something so beautiful. In verse 10, I learn that God, "who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." I sit with each verb for a while, and I learn that restore means to completely repair what is broken in you. I learn how confirm means to stabilize what is unstable ....more

shack saturday

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That's No Bird.

Some people have shoulder angels, some have parrots.I've only met one gal with a shoulder bunny ....more

“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: April 19-25

A major key to eating healthier and saving money is meal planning. When I plan my meals, I feel less stress throughout the week, spend less time and money at the grocery store, and usually serve my family a fairly well-rounded diet throughout the week. My hope is that my mostly “real food” meal plans each Saturday will help you do the same! P.S. Please don’t feel overwhelmed when you look at my plan ....more

Ask Away Friday with The Mad Mommy!

I was feeling confident over the fact that we’re a day ahead over here so I told myself that...more