Yes, You Can!

I’ve been working from home long before we had children. I started in 2007 when I opened up my own design company with my husband and set up our home office. There I was, free of the daily commute, Skyping into client conferences instead of ...more

5 Parenting Rules I Have Already Broken

Isn’t amazing how many things you tell yourself you won’t do when you become a parent? I often made notes of other parents around me doing some pretty crazy things to get their kids to behave or how they raised their children. I sat in judgement ...more

Road Trips Don't Have to Feel Boring!

A road trip is the best way to introduce your children to the wonders of the world. Few experiences can be as entertaining and as educational at the same time. However, being stuck together in the back seat can be quite a challenge for most kids. ...more

Really, It's Okay!

When I got married, I went the way of many girls. First comes love, then comes marriage, and so on. I was 19 and didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life. So I did what I thought I probably should do: Bore children and stayed home to take ...more

Yep, We're Going to Disney

Have you ever noticed how once you start thinking about something, it suddenly seems to pop up everywhere? It makes sense I guess; things you never paid attention to start sticking out once they’re already on your mind. ...more

Will I Be Eating Cat Food When I'm 80?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I find myself worried about finances all of the time lately. We're doing okay, but it seems like we just keep getting bill after bill and our savings never goes up. ...more

How Do You Feel About Maternal Assisted C-Section?

An Australian mother to nine children took an active role during the c-section birth of her 10th and 11th children. After doctors cut open Gerri Wolfe, 41, she reached down to her lower abdomen and pulled out her twin daughters, Matilda and Violet. Image: BeautifulFreaks The so-called "maternal assisted cesarean section" was all a part of the plan, but only after Wolfe convinced doctors at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, to step back and let her do the actual delivery. ...more

Extremely Stupid Reasons a Parent Will Fire a Childcare Provider

Childcare is a tough gig. Twelve to thirteen hours a day, five days a week, providers work with no lunch break, no smoke break, and on most days, overtime with no pay. There are no benefits, such as health insurance, unemployment, 401K or disability, unless the provider pays 100% of the premiums and pays a higher rate because she has no group to join for a group rate. On top of all of it, providers have to put up with the very worst behavior from clients, because if they don’t, they risk being fired without pay. ...more
Most of these are justified gripes, and I would hope that the behaviors, at least, are the ...more

diy :: frayed denims just like one teaspoon jeans

i've been going through a real ripped denim craze. it started with blake, outgrowing his 12/18mo jeans. frustratingly, he a bit of a skinny beanpole ....more

Sparing You The Inconvenience Of Connected Paragraphs

Well, I think the first thing I need to say is that the book stuff has been an absolute blast and also I am real sick of myself right now. I mean, on one hand it has been the biggest relief and the most fun to see Home is Where My People Are get in the hands of real-live readers, and people has been so kind and encouraging and whatnot, but on the other hand I’ve heard myself answering questions about the book the last few days and I’ve thought, Just. stop ....more

Will I Be Eating Cat Food When I'm 80?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I find myself worried about finances all of the time lately. We're doing okay, but it seems like we just keep getting bill after bill and our savings never goes up. ...more

How Do You Feel About Maternal Assisted C-Section?

An Australian mother to nine children took an active role during the c-section birth of her 10th and 11th children. After doctors cut open Gerri Wolfe, 41, she reached down to her lower abdomen and pulled out her twin daughters, Matilda and Violet. Image: BeautifulFreaks The so-called "maternal assisted cesarean section" was all a part of the plan, but only after Wolfe convinced doctors at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, to step back and let her do the actual delivery. ...more

An Alternative to Vaccines: Voluntary Intentional Exposure

Illustration by Cécile Graat There seems to be this dichotomy where there are only two choices to protect our communities from preventable disea...more

The Untimely Poos

You never knew your life revolved so much around poo until you have a child. If it...more

SL 648

A TV show about Bruce Jenner’s transformation? I’m totally gonna watch that. Andrew Sullivan is done ....more

hospital hijinks

Yeah, yeah ... it might take three hours of painstaking planning and dressing and diapering and feeding and diapering again to get the crew out the door to visit Simon when he's working over the weekend but once we get there (unless something comes up on his end while we're driving or after we get there -- has happened! will happen again! ...more

My Favorite Cake Carrier

Today, because it’s Wednesday… Because it’s winter… Because there are no flowers anywhere around here… And because I love ya… ...more

Mini-Living

[Reminder: Today (Wednesday) is the last day to comment on this post to win a free copy of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Knitting Rules!]Okay, I've figured out what I will live in if I ever run away from home. ...more