One Time I Was in the Shower...

I peeled an orange in the shower. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it really happened. There I was, in the shower, minding my own business, when Tiny-Small burst through the door yelling, “I’m hungee, Mom! I’m hungee!” I told her I’d be out in a ...more

A Letter to All the Babies I've Loved

Dear baby, Over the years, your face has changed—not just from the sweet rounded cheeks of a newborn to the angular face of a seven-year-old, but from face to face, of all the babies I have been privileged to know and hold. Your eyes have ...more

Oh Dear... My Daughters Are Kissing Each Other

It all started when the girls came downstairs with a guilty-ish look on their pixie faces. I'm praying that they will always carry such transparency in their eyes, but I'm not hopeful. "What'd you guys do?" Eden {5} looked at Ellie {7} for a ...more

"Do Angelina's Adopted Kids Have Hurt Parts Too?"

My daughter can list all of the Kardashians, but somehow never noticed Angelina Jolie until Maleficent. She’d heard of Brad Pitt. She didn’t really know who he was, but knew he was very famous. She was very impressed when I told her he was Angelina’s ...more

Why I'm Not Saying I Don't Want to Become My Mother Anymore

I've spent most of my life either saying or thinking, "As long as I don't become my mother..." like it was some kind of motivational quote for my life. As long as I could keep chugging along and not become her, I was doing okay. As long as I didn't ...more

I Forgot My Son's First Words and Lied About It

First, let me say that I love my son. He has brought more joy to my life than I could ever have imagined. Good, now that we have that straight, I must confess. I don’t actually remember all of my son’s firsts. Nor do I have video documentation or an alphabetized library of scrapbooks as proof that my son did indeed take his first step or speak his first word. But, I can promise you that my now 15-year-old son is a walking, talking teen who can string sentences together and walk from place to place all by himself. ...more

24 Help Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

Ever feel like there aren't enough hours in one day? I get you. I totally do. Time management is a tricky thing. When I started on my work-at-home journey, the biggest struggle I had was time management. I don't have regular working hours. Sure, I don't have to commute, but being a work-at-home mom means I am also in charge of keeping the household running while keeping my business up and running at the same time. ...more
EmilySeamone Thanks for sharing!more

10 Hilarious Tips For Surviving Your Son's Toddler Years

1. Learn to appreciate the word, "NO." Even if the question is, "Do you want a cookie?" your toddler will probably take this opportunity to make it clear that you are not in control. ...more
Why so gender specific, every one of these applies to my granddaughter ;)more

Avery's soapbox post or why it is ok to take your children to daycare.

So I have noticed a trend on the working moms board this week.  There are some mommys who feel guilty about working and taking their children to daycare.  Some people are even giving mommys a hard time taking children to daycare when they are not working.  My opinion is it is ok to take your children to daycare.  As a mommy who has had children in daycare for 6 years, I can assure you that it will be ok.  Take it from a mommy who had to start her daughter at daycare at six weeks old....more

I took a week off of work and sent my child to daycare

I have a confession: I was on vacation from work this past week and sent mini-me to daycare every day but one. I'm that mom. I have a number of what I feel are legitimate rationalizations for my decision, but they're just that, rationalizations. The bottom line is that I couldn't get everything done I wanted and needed to do with mini-me home (I also have to pay for daycare regardless of if I send her or not but that's just one of my many rationalizations). ...more
Let me add to the others who say "Good for you!"more

twelve months

dear declan,oh sweet boy i'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it's been one year since you came into this world and we got to hold you for the first time....more

Ten Signs You've Been Invaded by Teenagers

Ten Signs You’ve Been Invaded by Teenagers...more

Do Your “It”

There will be people who tell you you can’t do it. Who say that it’s too hard, that you aren’t equipped, that others do it better than you, that it’s not worth your time. The worst are those who call themselves friends and, out of concern, pat you on the head and tell you that you are so cute to attempt to accomplish anything ....more

On Drew Barrymore's happiness/prettiness correlation

"I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful ....more

Postpartum Comforts

For me, there are few times in my life that I wouldn’t mind missing more, by being in a coma, than the postpartum period. ...more

Being and doing

What if being here doesn't actually mean I have to DO anything?I sit on the floor with my kids. ...more

Blue Apron.

When Mike and I got married, he entered into a reality of living with a non stereotypical wife. Poor guy ;) Oh, you want dinner buddy? Here's a pan ....more

A bit fit

A few years ago I started running. A few months after that I stopped. However, during this process I was using Runkeeper to track how far I ran and I continued to use it after the running finished but I only tracked my walks and of course it wasn’t indicative of how far I walked each day ....more