Don’t Call Her a “Stay-at-Home” Mom

Whatever you do, please don’t call my wife a “Stay-at-Home Mom”.    You’ll just irritate us both.  She’s a mother.  ...more

My Secret Life As An Assassin

I didn't realize when I woke up this morning there was a price on my head.I rolled out of bed after the kids and Henry were off to school and work, slipping on my terrycloth robe and padding barefoot out into the kitchen to put the kettle on for coffee.Just as I was stretching and rubbing the sleep from my eyes I saw two shadowy, masked figures behind me, reflected in the stainless steel sheen of my kettle....more

I'm a Stay at Home Mom. Shoot Me.

This is a repost from a year ago.  I now have three kids.  Lots more poop.  Lots more laundry.  Lots more love and lots more "shoot me" moments.  For the full post, click here.  or ...more

DIY Sidewalk Paint

DIY Sidewalk Paint! So last Friday I decided to put one of my Pintrest pins to use (rare I know) and we decided to go to town making our own chalk paint....more

Realizations During Mom's Night Out: Who I Am as a Mom

Last week I set out to plan an evening with my mommy-friends. One of them emailed the rest of us suggesting a night out of town with dinner, drinks, and if we were feeling a little crazy, maybe even some dancing! After careful plotting with our husbands and many more exchanged emails, my friends and I finally planned a REAL ladies night out. Not a quick meal in town where one of us gets called home because of a screaming child, or an evening at one of our houses with a couple of diapered tag-alongs. But a real, makeup and heels night out! ...more
lea.z.singh Thanks!  Can you believe that right after writing this I found out I was pregnant... ...more

More On Yoga Pants. And Kindness. And Not Being Judgmental.

I have had an interesting response to last week's "Yoga-Pants-Wearing Mom" post.The post was featured on BlogHer, and it has received quite a few comments here and on their Facebook page. Apparently lots of people have opinions about the matter of whether or not moms should wear yoga pants and/or what it says about us if we do....more
@intentionalmom Thank you. Same to you ;)more

I Am a Yoga-Pants-Wearing Mom

In the past few months, I've seen several things online dissing yoga pants. Sometimes indirectly, sometimes not. ...more
Given the proliferation of catalogues full of yoga clothing, either lots and lots of people wear ...more

2013 or 1953?

One Month Progress Report: Life as a Roam Around Mom

 It’s not that life as a Roam-Around-Mom (my spin on the Stay-at-Home Mom) is way different than I expected. It is actually pretty on par with what I envisioned. But it IS wayyy different from any office job I have ever held, and it sure has taken some getting used to. The working life was simple....more
Sounds like very good advise. You are a wise mother. I just published a book and the post about ...more

Top Ten Secrets of a Stay-at-Home Mom

Alright, it’s only been a few weeks since I switched over to watching my kids full time, but I’ve already discovered some really helpful secrets to getting through life as a Stay-at-Home Mom (or Roam Around Mom, as I prefer to call myself). I will share my tips, in hopes that other mothers may benefit from my wisdom....more