Babbling Abbie: Homemaker's Babble

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My Choice to Stay Home

My Choice to Stay Home {via: Hand Written Word}...more

A Day In The Life of a "Stay At Home" Mom

Ever wanted to peek in on the life of another mom and see what her day is really like?Yeah, me too!Here's a little glimpse into my day: {read more ...}...more

Is it a fact of life that all Moms will feel guilty whether they work full-time or stay at home?

I’M SO TIRED OF PEOPLE FEELING SORRY FOR ME THAT I WORK FULL-TIME. HOW CAN I EXPLAIN THAT IT WORKS FOR ME?photocreditMOLLY: The reader also asked how she can talk about her choice to work full-time and not get defensive about it....more

Drying Out I know some of my friends think I'm nuts, but I think I'll start a new trend, which was actually an old necessity!...more

Career Mom vs. Stay at home Mom… Why the fight?

So I could be crazy, but I always feel like there is this invisible line that has been drawn in the sand between stay at home moms and career moms. In my head I picture a boxing ring, and that loud obnoxious announcer yelling through the speakers, ‘…and in this corner we have the full time Career Mom. Challenging her in the opposite corner we have the Stay at home mom. Good luck. Let’s get ready to rumble…’...more

My Door Bell Phobia

My Door Bell Phobia  ...more
I too hate doorbells!  It's almost never anyone giving you money or even a cookie when the ...more

I Used to Have Ann Romney's Life. I Had Privilege.

Note: This piece was fueled by exasperation and inspired by two excellent blogs posts -- by Grace Hwang Lynch and Pamela Kripke -- that urge those who "got privilege" to name it. I used to have Ann Romney's life. The first time around I married into a family that was rich. Romney Rich....more
 @prayerperspectivesfortoday I am not jealous of Mitt Romney nor his wealth. I am saddened by ...more

A Day Being the Mom I Want to Be

During a knock-down drag-out with my two year old yesterday I thought back to when my oldest was two: the tea parties, the long walks, the days at the zoo.  My current two year old spends half the day in his car seat picking up his older siblings and delivering them to their various schools and activities.  The other half of the day we spend fighting.  We fight as I try to get the chores done, the food cooked, the laundry folded and from the front door, to the car and back....more

I've Been Replaced: although what did I expect?

I knew it would happen...I mean I was the one who resigned. I had my second child and had been debating whether I would come back to work or not. I enjoyed my job, I truly did. It was challenging and different.  I'm pretty sure that I wasn't being paid fairly. My compensation wasn't comparable to my counterparts and my pay had been frozen for 2 years, although the board did give me two nice "bonuses" to make up for the lack of pay increases.  ...more