PTSD: Post Traumatic Summer Disorder

It is with a generous amount of certainty that I predict I will suffer from PTSD, or Post Traumatic Summer Disorder, at the end of next month. I had no idea how difficult it would be to go from two kids in school five days a week to two kids in no school for five days a week. Now, I am acutely aware of how difficult that is....more
I struggle with the board games dilemma too. One help is to develop "house rules" that minimize ...more

Mommy Terms

I'm Not Wasting My Degree: My MBA Stands for "Mother Bad-Ass"

I graduated from business school 11 ½ years ago and I have spent half my time since then pushing potato chips and pumpkin spice lattes at two large corporations, and the other half of my time pushing strollers and swings as a stay-at-home mom of three small children. ...more
Loved this post!  One of the things that stands out the most to me is the part about not feeling ...more

Getting Out the Door (With Kids)

Allow me paint a picture for you.  It's called:  Leaving the House with Children.  It's inspired by comedian Michael McIntyre's stand-up act comparing people with and without children.  His catch-phrase of sorts (You have NO IDEA) is spot-on.  You simply don't know until you know.[For a 6 minute video clip of his hilarious act, check out the Huff Post.]...more

10 Reasons Why Mondays Can Still Suck as a Stay At Home Mom

For all of you that work, I get it. You hate Mondays. But, here’s the deal, I hate Mondays too....more

Why YOU Deserve a Gold Star, Mama!

When I was in elementary school I had a teacher who gave out little gold star stickers for excellent work. At one point, one of my classmates decided to exhibit her gold star on the outside of her Lisa Frank folder, which immediately began a trend and soon all of our folders glittered and shined with our second grade achievements....more

A Typical Day as a Stay at Home Mom - told in tweets

Maybe you were curious and followed me on Twitter this past Wednesday using#jenna4aday. The goal was to live tweet an entire day in my life – nothing special, nothing held back. And, well, I did it. It was a fun experiment, but by the time it was over I was sick of tweeting....more

I'm Not Sure Where I Belong: Am I Ready to Go Back to Work?

I’m in that transition period -- the one year itch, you could call it. My little Lady is about to turn one, so now what? Do I continue to just be a stay-at-home mom? Do I return to work? When “the itch” started with Man, I was already pregnant with Lady; it seemed silly to go back to work for such a short period of time. But I’m not having any other kids and I’m not so sure being a SAHM is the right fit for me. I’m not quite sure where I belong. ...more
@PatienceSharp I totally heart you for this!!!more