A PSA: Parental Service Announcement

You know, my parents never told me about RHPS. Not once was it mentioned in our house - I had to learn about it the hard way, on the streets. In fact, the very first time I really even heard of RHPS was from a church friend when I was IN COLLEGE.COLLEGE, PEOPLE. I felt so...Amish. I've never felt so alone in my life as that long ago midnight when I went to my first viewing. ...more

Is This How This SAHM Thing Works?

Allow me to get straight to the point: I have absolutely NO CLUE as to what I'm doing as a SAHM. While it is still completely daunting to me at this point, I have to also admit that secretly, I'm enjoying it. This season of my life isn't intended to be permanent. I will eventually be going back to work (Someone hire me, Puh-lease!) but for now, I'm embracing the unknown and adjusting to this new role. However, it hasn't been without its frustrations......more
Amanda M Yes! The two worlds are completely different! It's been a challenging transition but ...more

25 Things I've Learned Since Becoming a Parent

In a couple of weeks, my daughter will be four years old. In many ways it feels just like yesterday that Maddy was placed in my arms fresh from the womb. In many other ways, it seems like the time has drug on, and on and on. In the wee hours of the morning when you're up with a screaming baby it feels like those long days and nights are never going to end, but a new day comes with a fresh perspective and a renewed will to move forward and before you know it, you've blinked and the years have flown by. ...more

Why I do (or don't) Want More Kids

When Will and I were dating and hit our 1, 2, and 3 year mark of dating, can you guess what a common question we would receive? Yes, it was, "When are you getting married?" We always knew that was our ultimate goal, was to get married but it was always funny whenever we told people how long we had been dating that the question of marriage was one of the common questions we got asked. ...more

Being An Introverted Mother

I was able to stay home with Ethan after he was born for 7 weeks before finally starting a new job. Those were the hardest 7 weeks of my life. Being responsible for someone so tiny and fragile that needed your every minute was exhausting beyond what I could ever have imagined....more

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!

Salt N Pepa aside...I knew this day was coming, I just didn’t know when.  So when last week my precocious official fourth grade daughter piped up from the back seat, “Mom, have you heard about 50 shades of gray?  Sandy says it has lots of SEX in it.  What IS sex, anyway?,” I clutched my steering wheel a little harder, took a deep breath and dove right in. ...more

Just One of Them Days

It started off like any other ordinary day. I woke feeling refreshed with a small list of tasks to complete. I sat down and did some social media tasks for the blog post that day. Baby Boy slept for awhile before coming to find me. I held and rocked him back to sleep. After finishing some blogging, I went to start a household task, Baby Boy wanted to be near me, so he tagged along while I got started. The task went well enough and I finished the first and second step without any issues....more

Without a smart son, I wouldn't know what to do with my Smart Phone: being an older mom


Working Moms Versus Stay At Home Moms: Who Wins?

A friend and fellow SAHM sent me an article recently. I believe she even pulled off the road so she could text me to tell me how much it had frustrated her. In summation, the article was a study of the children of working moms and it found that their daughters are more likely to become CEO’s and their sons grow up to be more caring and compassionate people than their SAHM counterparts. It wasn’t particularly opinionated, just relaying basic information to the masses....more