Emily

I'm a stay-at-home-mom who never envisioned herself staying home. Now I'm trying to find balance and sanity while living simply and experiencing the joys, challenges, and successes of motherhood.

A Little Family Ritual

I can't remember exactly how it started. Maybe L. was having a hard time sitting still enough to eat her dinner or maybe J. had already started showing her how to take deep breaths when she was upset...I honestly can't remember which came first. Either way we ended up with a little family ritual. ...more
@CindyAmbrose Thanks! We should add some kisses to the mix. I like that idea! Half the time my ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your June Posts

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Day 1: A continuation of yesterday's ...more

I'm Going to Be a Mom: I Can't Smoke

It probably sounds unbelievable, but at that moment, I just knew in my gut that I was carrying a child. Even though my boyfriend and I weren't actively trying for a baby, we knew it was a real possibility and embraced the thought of parenthood as well as any fancy-free couple could. The image of smoke reaching my baby tortured me, and I threw my half-done cigarette out the car window. That was that. ...more
I love this post. Becoming a mother is such a powerful thing. And it's HARD! I've never been a ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your April Posts

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I failed miserably at writing every day this month. But I squeezed one last post in to end on a ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your April Posts

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It's Friday! http://simplysahm.blogspot.com/2013/04/this-moment-headbands.htmlmore

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your April Posts

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Lots of thoughts on food and recipes today! ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your April Posts

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Day 5 and I'm already behind : ( ...more

Why HRC's Equality Sign Made Me See Red

Last week, in support of gay marriage being argued before the Supreme Court (California's Prop. 8 and DOMA, specifically), a few million folks changed their Facebook profile photo to the red equal sign created by the Human Rights Campaign....more
Because of the controversial nature of the HRC symbol I changed my facebook avatar to an ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your April Posts

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Day 2! http://simplysahm.blogspot.com/2013/04/unrealistic-expectations-or-being-okay.htmlmore

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your April Posts

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Here's the post I meant to post yesterday! It involves cookies...better late than never! ...more