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
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Encouragement for Future & New Moms: 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 much has changed. There are things that were fine to do then that you can’t do now. Then there are the things you can do now that weren’t okay then. ...more
LionessDae Thank you and congrats! Best wishes to you!more

A Better Way to Say Sorry: Teach Your Children a Thorough Apology

“Say sorry to your brother.” “But he’s the one who–” “Say it!” you insist, an edge of warning in your voice. He huffs, rolls his eyes to the side, and says flatly, “Sorry.” “Say it like you mean it,” you demand. “Sorrrrry,” he repeats, dragging out the word slowly with bulging eyes and dripping insincerity. You sigh in defeat and turn to #2, “Now tell him you forgive him.” “But he doesn’t even mean it!” “Just say it!” “iforgiveyou…” he mutters, looking down to the side dejectedly. ...more
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My first pregnancy - 29 weeks

 How far along? 29 weeks! ...more

24 Hours In A Day: 2nd in a 13 part series

Here is a twenty-four hour day.  It is the same twenty-four hours as my Grandmother's, her Grandmother's, and her great-grandmother's.It is the same 24 hour day that we ALL have....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
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Not a Good Enough Mother

 Its been a while since I have written anything about my Mom.It's not that I don't think about her anymore, in fact it is quite the opposite.She is on my mind every day. Her memories still dominate my life. Her absence, still a pain.  Yes, nothing has changed. ...more

How a Diaper Bag Insert Turned into a Crowdfunding Site for Moms

About a month after having my son, Teddy, I had my first moment of (new) mom inspiration. Somehow in my sleep-depraved, poorly showered, deer-in-headlights state, I came up with a damn good idea....more
Elisa Camahort Thanks so much, Elisa! I hope this will inspire other moms to move forward with ...more

Mom brings home the bacon. (And the milk.)

My son was six weeks old when I returned to work. And I had the same thought every day when I dropped him off at day care:...more

6 Ideas That Will Make Your Kids Want to Get Ready in the Morning

Do you dread getting your kids out the door in the morning? Are your weekday mornings filled with kids throwing clothes, refusing to eat and begging to watch tv?  Don't worry...you are not alone!...more

10 Tips For Becoming Self-Employed!

Being self-employed isn’t for everyone, but for 23 years, it’s all I’ve ever known.  It can be very disheartening to wake up every morning and not feel like you are making your living from your full potential or following your heart. But, I truly believe that anyone can be happy with their career.  It may take some soul-searching and it may take some time, but the opportunity is there for all of us to be self-employed if we so choose.  Here are some tips I’ve learned along the path of self-employment. ...more

The dangers of single parenthood

My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her. ...more
"Experts advise that single moms learn to take time for themselves and not always put their ...more