I Lost a Part of My Breast to Breastfeeding

I believe in breastfeeding. I’ve seen all of the stats. I’ve read all of the research. I know it’s what I’m supposed to do, if I am able. ...more

I'm Going Back to Work and My Kid Made Me Feel Okay About It

So, I'm going back to work. Full time. ...more

But We Grew Here

And then he said: Let’s sell the house and move to a new one. My life has not been the same since. What was my husband thinking? Fast forward seven and a half months to our accepted offer. This moving thing was really happening. What were we ...more

Who Is that Woman with My Son?

Who is that woman with my son? She just stands there as Philip messes up the craft. At this table, the public library has a project in which a coffee filter is supposed to be glued to the top of the green rectangle of construction paper to become a ...more

A Little Ice Cream Before Dinner Never Hurt... RIGHT?

We live in Maine and this "eternal winter" is making my kids stir crazy which is in turn making me run out of ideas to keeping them from driving each other up the wall. I'm already hanging from the ceiling. So when I found out a few days ago that ...more

Did Your Barbies Play "The Bad Game"?

My favorite doll when I was in second grade was a soft-featured, frizzy-bunned, slightly plump version of Barbie. (She was less expensive than an actual Barbie because my mother saved money every way she could, and my toys were often cheaper versions of popular playthings.)...more

SURVEY: What Would Your Dream Work/Life Balance Look Like?

We all feel the stress of too much to do and not enough time—and possibly the most time-pressed of us all are parents with full-time jobs. Some companies are attempting to address these work-life challenges to make more productive employees who stick around longer. Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of one of these companies, will be featured in a segment of Al-Jazeera America's program America Tonight on Monday, April 24. ...more
My company has a "Work Your Way" policy which is quite nice - no set hours but most people ...more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
HugoMMRabson iamwoman2013 prairiewifeinheels  @blogher I like your mother! :)  It comes down to ...more

4 Tools for Financial Success

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Happy Easter!

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Easter Sunday

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Easter 2014

I just love Easter!!!! Beside the obvious reason that we are celebrating Jesus being alive - I just love worshipping at church and the spending the day with our friends. ...more

i know a thing or two about restoration

have i ever shown you guys pictures of our house when we first bought it? the minute i walked into this house i fell in love with the wide open entry way and staircase....more

Easter Eggs, Easter Candy, Easter Kites!

Happy Spring, Everyone! Some of our Easter Eggs had a little extra “flair” this year, thanks to a random FaceBook post about using temporary tattoo paper: (P.S. Can he just stay tiny and precious foreeeeeeever?!?!) (Also, FYI: Decorating Easter Eggs generally makes me feel like this Lego face.) Limited Quantities of Eggs (Intentionally Limiting Candy Intake) meant for a quick Egg hunt this morning, and immediate gobbling of chocolate: Best. Basket ....more

Full Blast

I would like to state for the record something very, very uninteresting: I have absolutely nothing to blog about anymore, and that’s why this space remains old and musty. These are the things I have been doing with my time: renovating a bathroom, working in a library, writing a new book, reading, occasionally watching clips from old episodes of...more

The Proposal

I’ve been a part of my own proposal before {obviously} and I’ve sobbed my eyes out watching YouTube videos of sweet proposals from strangers around the world. But to be present while two of your favorite people in the entire universe profess their love to one another in the middle of a daffodil field???? The single sweetest moment I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime ....more

Easter 2014

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We started our Easter celebration last night at Easter vigil. There is something so wonderful about sitting in complete darkness and then slowly lighting the way ....more

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, friends! ...more