Are Your Children Financially Secure for the Future? A MUST READ post for Moms

As mothers I think it’s fair to say we all love our kids and want the absolute best for them....more

73 Thoughts a Mom Has Every Darn NIGHT!

 The following is a sample internal dialogue of what goes through my head at night. Can you relate? (Please tell me I’m not the only one!)Originally posted on Fit Mix Mom1. Finally. Everyone is in bed.2. I think.3. It’s too quiet. Silence is not golden! Are they alive?...more
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Sanity-Saving Strategies For Overwhelmed Moms

As a mom (and maybe as a human being), I feel overwhelmed. And not only am I an overwhelmed mom, I feel like I shouldn’t feel that way—I only have one kid, I work from home, I don’t have to worry about our basic needs being met—which only makes things worse because I become more overwhelmed that something is wrong with me for feeling overwhelmed in the first place. It’s a vicious cycle perpetuated by mommy guilt, a culture of busy, self-doubt, and the weight of family, social, and/or work obligations. I know I’m not the only overwhelmed mom out there. ...more
lessoninprogress I totally agree. If I can get up and have an hour to myself, I am soooo much ...more

7 Tips to Being a Better Stay-at-Home Mama

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6 NASB) Being a stay-at-home-mom is the best job I've ever had, but it has also been one of the most challengin...more
Oh I just loved this so much!  Nicely done...and thank you for sharing your heart.more

The Fatherless Daughter Dance

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This made me all teary eyed on the subway and ruined my makeup. But it was worth it, this is a ...more

Why Stay-at-Home Moms Need Retirement Plans

Being a stay home mom has some great rewards. Not only do you get to care for your children and family, but you also get to be a very active presence in their lives. Psychologically, it is an important part of the healthy growth of children. In the fast paced world where most parents lack quality time with family and especially children due to the constant requirement to be working or on some other errands can be a bit overbearing and sometimes too overwhelming. But that is a matter for another day....more
CindyRitchie Thank for the kind words. Yes these are two nice options too.more

6 Ways to Tell If Your Baby Is Actually a Zombie

I know. You've heard it before. Babies are like zombies, ha ha ha. But I really think baby C might be one, because the Threenager didn't do any of this stuff, and he's kind of taken it to a whole new level. Now, I'm no expert on zombies. I've only seen snippets of Walking Dead while the Husband is watching it, but I think it may be time to worry. Here are some of the signs that make me think we have a zombie living with us. ...more
DoTryThisAtHome Ha! Thanks for reading :)more

Why I Am Proud to Say I Wear Mom Jeans

From TheSoccerMomBlog.comWhile browsing Pinterest a couple days ago, I came across a pin that blared “Gap and Old Navy Make MOM Jeans!!”  Intrigued, I clicked through to the original blog post.  The writer had apparently done lots of “research,” trying on numerous pairs of jeans from Gap and Old Navy, photographing herself wearing them, and comparing the results to those of her backside in various luxury denim labels....more

The Trouble With Mommy Blogs

I have a confession to make… and it has the potential to be both scandalous and life altering, if you don’t mind me over-stating the obvious. I mean… when have my confessions not been scandalous and life altering? Please. It’s the entire reason you read this blog, amiright?Ahem.Anyway, my confession is this:I kind of, sort of, really, truly hate….Mommy Blogs....more

I am not an octopus

So did the title make you want to read this.  My day at work was kind of busy.  The nurse we had on the hall was the Director of nursing, and she doesn't normally work as a nurse on our unit.  I was being hit with many questions.  On top of that we short one person.  I am the only one who is regular back there. The other worker was asking me questions about who a person was etc. Residents were asking for coffee or cereal breakfast. The other worker made the comment that I am not a octopus.  Then she said I should blog about it....more