Whose To Say One and Done is Wrong?

 It started around six months after Chickie was born. I was frequently asked, “So – when are you guys going to have another?” Truth be told, I was still struggling with becoming a new mother, returning to work full-time, coping with the sleepless nights but most of all, my body was still recove...more

I don't even think I have any ducks

Having all of your ducks in a row. A skill I have yet to master. It hit me the other day…I am not so sure I even have any ducks. Maybe…I have never had them. Maybe…that’s my problem. Or… Maybe…that’s my secret....more

The Co-Parenting Diaries: How To Not "Kill" Your Ex On The Bad Days

I had been sick...like hellaciously sick...for almost a week. I finally caved and forced myself to ask the doctor for antibiotics last Monday, and she graciously obliged. Thankfully, I have been on the mend ever since....more

Our Family Eats Kraft Mac & Cheese - So, STFU

On Tuesday, a recall alert was issued from the makers of Kraft Mac & Cheese alerting the public that metal fragments had been found in a specific segment of boxes produced by the company. As of this morning, no harm or incidents have been reported. The company has issued a statement, made an apology and is also offering full refunds, no questions asked, to any individual who purchased said boxes in question. ...more

The Bus

The bus pulls up in front of our house everyday, well every school day, to be precise. As soon as Cooper sees it rolling up he is out the door at full speed. Off he goes…back pack on, lunchbox in hand, flailing and flapping…with a galloping, running skip he propels himself toward the bus.I stand there watching…calling after him to “walk!”…while inwardly willing the bus driver to open the doors before he gets there….I just keep saying over and over again in my head, “open the doors…open the doors…open the doors”....more

10 Things I Love About My Son

My new blog series, 10 Things I Love began yesterday with a tribute to my daughter (because she hacked the page I had begun to write for my older son.  Anyway, today is dedicated to my son.  He was the first to truly hold my heart with a love I thought no one else could have possibly ever felt before.  He changed my life and I wouldn't trade a single moment for anything in this world!  Here's to you, RayRay!1. He's been my right hand man since he born, always with me wherever I go even now....more

What "Me Time" Looks Like Now as a Mom. 6 Hysterical Ways Moms Find Time for Themselves.

Before having a child, “me time” had a completely different definition. It meant long weekends away at the drop of a hat, relaxing dinners with friends, shopping excursions and endless amounts of pedicures, massages and alone time whenever I wanted it. Let’s all observe a moment of silence for my former freedoms. Before having Maddy, I can think back to times where I felt bored. I mean, I actually felt completely and utterly bored with nothing to do and honestly, at times, it was glorious....more

How to Celebrate 2015's a Once-in-a-Lifetime Pi Day

[Editor's Note: 2015's Pi Day is extra-special because the date and time represent the exact first ten digits of pi. So, seriously, you should celebrate, and this post contains all kinds of cute ideas. - Rita]...more
Glad you decided to go for it Renee - looks like so much fun!more

Pictures of a Day

Welcome to the March 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Day in the LifeThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have given us a special glimpse into their everyday.***...more