Dear Mom and Dad of Wee Ones

 Dear Moms and Dads of Wee Ones,I know it has been many months of sleepless nights and all you want is to lay your head down at night and find uninterrupted peace.  I know you are exhausted from breastfeeding and bottle preparation, and your sinks are filled with dirty rubber nipples and breast pump parts.  It feels like all you do is change soiled diapers and wipe teary eyes. It takes you a half an hour just to pack a diaper back with the essentials so you can go out on the town for a measly hour. ...more
This is wonderful!  I am a Mom of 3...all young...the youngest is 11 weeks old.  It's HARD.  And ...more

Are You Ready to Sleep Train Your Baby?

There are days when I feel like I got this motherhood thing down. Like, I really got it down. On those days, I feel like nothing can stop me from conquering everything on my to-do list. Laundry? Check. Grading? Check. Lesson plans? Check. Grocery shopping? Check. Do some writing? Check. Dinner cooked? Check. Most importantly, keeping my kid happy and fed? Check and check! ...more

Self-care Ideas for Moms

 If I had to describe motherhood in one word,  I'd say it is life-changing. For me, motherhood, hands down, was the singular event that turned my life upside-down. As overwhelming as it is gratifying, motherhood can consume you and make you forget what you were like before it arrived. As a new mom, it's important to exercise self-care to keep your identity (and your sanity). Below are some self-care tips I have found helpful in my experience as a new mom: Daily...more

Fitting in Exercise as a New Mom

When Wyatt was a month old, I went to the gym. As I stepped off the treadmill, a fellow gym-goer approached me and we had a brief conversation. Woman: "Didn't you just have a baby?!" Me: "Yup, he's a month old now." Woman: "And you're here?! Must be nice to have a baby who's sleeping so well." Me: "Umm, it must be. But I wouldn't know…" ...more
I just joined Stroller Strides too!  I also have a BOB jogging stroller and am hoping to run a ...more

Survival Kits for New Moms, College Students, Fantasy Football Wives, and Your Plain and Simple Apocalypse

I am not an alarmist by nature. I do not fear using public restrooms or flying on an airplane. I’m actually fairly good at responding in a time of crisis. I do not overreact or allow my emotions to control everything. Although I can be emotional, especially when it comes to my children, my husband’s obsession with fantasy football, or certain shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (watching families collapsing in tears at the big reveal gets me every time)....more

Make New Friends But Keep the Old

It’s a catchy old song that I used to sing but never understood why one friend had to be silver and the other gold. Why does one have to be second place? Why couldn’t they both be gold? And who ends up with the bronze?Still I always liked the song’s message, even though lately I’ll admit I’ve been slacking in the “make new friends” role. So I write this blog as a reminder to myself to make that extra effort – even when I feel like I’m too busy or too tired or too whatever. It’s important and might mean something to someone who needs a friend. I know it did to me....more

Hostage Situation

I’ve used my little piece of the internet stage to get up on my soapbox before; sometimes it’s met with applause, sometimes it’s met with criticism. I don’t really care what side that this comes down on but I know I need to put it out there....more

They're harder to kill than you think...

I was so excited when I had my first baby. She was all ours/mine to take care of. At first I looked forward to the day I would be able to leave the hospital. When I would be able to do whatever I wanted and not worry about what the bitchy nurses would say. And, I would be all alone with her...more
@AMountainMomma Thx for the RT, Mama!! xoxomore

Does Blogging Matter?

 Do you sit at home after the kids are in school or maybe at night after they’re tucked in bed and start writing?  Ever wonder does blogging make a difference?  Short answer is yes. A new study found that blogging lowered stress levels for new moms and reduced marital conflict.    It looked at 157 first-time moms who blogged.   They were evenly split between stay-at-home moms and working moms.  The average age of the mother was 27 years old.  The average age of the baby 8 months old....more