What Does That Even Mean?

A few days ago a young, newly married, Facebook friend of mine posted an article entitled Why My Husband Will Always Come Before My Kids by Amber Doty. In this article, Doty discusses her policy of always prioritizing the needs of her husband over ...more

Their Stories Matter Too

Being a mom blogger, I read countless stories about the antics of toddlers and the pain of watching babies grow into rambunctious tweens. I’ve written my fair share of 10 Things I Want My Child to Know articles and how being a mother has changed ...more

5 Types of People I Hope My Children Never Become

Throughout my life, I have had both the pleasure and displeasure of meeting all different kinds of people. And in doing so, I have figured out the type of person I hope to be, the types of people I want to associate with, and even the people I try to ...more

I Couldn't Buy My Daughter Anything New

There's a superstition among Jews that you don't have a baby shower, think of baby names, set up a nursery, or really do anything to prepare for a baby. It's considered bad luck for your baby. It's counting your chickens before they hatch. ...more

Be the Mom You Want to Be

Dear Future (and Even New) Moms, I wanted to take a moment to share with you all things motherhood. It’s been over 18 years since I first became a mother. And it’s been 15 months, since I last became one. Being a mom times four, I feel like so ...more

Josh Duggar Shows Why We Should Not Minimize Molestation

Some people are downright gleeful that the Duggars’ aren’t so perfect and are celebrating their "fall from grace." Did I miss something? We are talking about a young man who molested young girls, right? Who cares how it makes his family look? What about his victims? ...more
Right. Except when it involves someone who is LGBT. Then, bring out the hate and judgment. This ...more

Parenting Is Work Regardless of Your Job

Lately, I feel like articles about stay-at-home parents are exploding: How they're working, too. How it's difficult to get anything done with kids around. How you have no privacy. The lists go on and on. ...more
Well said! Thank you for this! Couldn't agree more and it's good to see I'm not alone. \U0001f600more

6 Great Tips to Help Exercise Happen After Baby

The other night Dave and I were chatting with a group of friends, and one couple, who is expecting their first baby, asked us what the hardest part of adjusting to new parenthood was. It's a tough question, but I said that the most difficult part for me was definitely feeling like my old life was over and there was this vast unknown of what a "normal" day as a mom looked like. Not to mention what a normal week, month, year, etc. would entail. Needless to say it's a huge life change and can be a little overwhelming. ...more

Good Stride

Today I woke up with the feeling of guilt.I don't know if it was a dream I had or left over feelings of thinking I'm inadequate, but I felt guilt for not being a good mom.I struggle with this feeling a lot.A lot.Almost all the time.I don't know any kind of other motherhood really. Just my own.I mean I was raised by a mother and I know that. I have a mother-in-law and I know that ....more

Candace's Bachelorette Weekend

The weekend of April 10th, we headed to Biloxi, MS to celebrate Candace's bachelorette bash! She was getting married the next week and we were ready for a little girl time together! We stayed for the weekend and had a lot of fun relaxing and talking and spending time together ....more

3 Ingredient Banana Pudding Recipe

This 3 ingredient, banana pudding recipe is simple, healthy and delightfully sweet! One of my favorite desserts growing up was my mom’s banana pudding. It was by far one of the most satisfying desserts, with its layers of vanilla wafers between dollops of creamy pudding ....more

Friday Night Leftovers- Summer Edition

•School isn’t out here until the end of the first week of June. It seems like such a short summer....more

My Husband Won't Let Me (or All The Cool Crap Happens to Me at Target)

By now you must be sick of me talking about the stuff that happens to me at my local Target. Yes, the one where that girl was stolen and killed. Gives me the creeps every time I go there ....more

Summer Time, and Soon My Time Will No Longer Be Mine...

You know what's fun? Talking about summer --...more

The Root Cause of Mommy Wars

Wikipedia eloquently describes the term Mommy Wars as, “The battle between working mothers and stay-at-home moms. Arguments center around the most effective use of one’s time in raising children.”Madeline looking fierce.And then there is this recent gem, that will make you rethink everything you have done and toss your hands in the air....more

6 Great Spots in Disneyland to View ‘Disneyland Forever’

The Disneyland 60th Anniversary has been anticipated in this house for quite a while (since last year I think!) one of our favorite new additions to the park is the fireworks...more

Josh Duggar’s Dirty Laundry – What About the Girls?

Someone touched me in my sleep when I was 14. I woke up when I felt unwelcome hands on my breasts through my nightgown. By now, you’ve probably heard about the Duggar dirty laundry that’s blowing up the Internets ....more