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

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
prairiewifeinheels  @blogher Agreed.  If feminism wants women to be strong and independent and ...more

Flipping Off the Voice of Doubt in My Head

Philip is a terrible bird watcher. While the rest of the group advances along the path, my son plops down in the middle of the trail to play with rocks. ...more
viaChristinah Thanks. Was surprised to have it happen again so soon. Laughed, though, to see the ...more

Catching Up: Snow Day

There might be a reader or two out there who is ready to be done with snow for the year (sorry!), but, as this was our first and only snow in two years, I just have to post these pics from last February for memory's sake (I'm just a little behind). Even though we had to scramble to find weatherproof clothes that fit after two years, we had a blast getting reacquainted with the white stuff...(I would appreciate it if you would pretend there wasn't a cobweb in that window. ...more

Burning Questions

Why is there a meal worm named Mae living in my house right now, and why did Cee tell me it's going to turn into a rather large green beetle and then explode and look like salsa? Will that really happen?Why does Browning still find new ways to break into his food supply?And if he's smart enough to continually keep me on my toes in the dog-food-rationing department, why does he flip out when the bag of dog food gets stuck on his head? What causes some people to have OCD? ...more

Why we celebrate this week – Day 5

Today is day 5 of the Holy week and Good Friday. I hope that you’re enjoying the series and hope even more that you’re getting something out of it....more

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Struggling with 3 Days of Happy

For the last three days I have struggled, well not really struggled, but tried hard to find something that stood out for me that should be my "Happy" for the day.Imagine my surprise when days 24, 25 & 26 took care of themselves.My email actually gave me my happy for the these days.It just came out of the blue and it's so needed.I know I am the only one that got this email, so don't try saying you did too because, pashaw, I totally won like the person said.So nanenanepoopoo (yes I did just resort to that)Take a gander at my happy:Dear Winner,Your email has been picked as a winner in the ongoing MasterCard Inc. /Microsoft Int'l 2014 Annual Draw, you did not purchase any ticket to enter for this draw, as an internet user your email address was randomly selected and you are one of the Selected Winners among 10 winners worldwide. Amount won: 4.5 Million GBP ....more

bluebonnet baby

Our first bluebonnet pictures....more

Do you have to count calories to lose weight? + thai quinoa coleslaw

***Did you see? I have compiled all of my recipes in one, easy to navigate recipe index–check it out here.*** ...more

Life Lately : According to My iPhone

Spring is such a fun season, but I find it to be totally exhausting. After a fairly uneventful winter, it’s like LIFE is springing from every nook and cranny. We went from cabin fever to being away from home almost every hour of the day ....more

Baseball Chic {Fashion}

With the opening of the new Charlotte Knights stadium last week and Cooper starting his second season of T-ball, I thought I show you my spin on the baseball look. You can still be feminine and wear baseball attire!...more