It's Time to Wrap it Up

I cannot be the only one...who knows that the old saying, "when it rains, it pours," is as true today as it was when the first person uttered those words (probably between sobs and woeful wails).  We spent this past week getting knocked around by strong winds, the Sonny Boy took a vacation, and the Hubs and I got to spend a little alone time together (sounds great, right? Well...keep reading for the plot twist). ...more

Sorry, No Helicopter Moms Allowed In My Airspace

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My daughter (a 4th-grader) wants a playdate with a friend from her class. I reached out to the mom who was happy to set something up but then added, "I don't let her go to playdates alone, so I will be there as well." This girl must be 9 or 10 years old. What the hell? Does this seem a little overprotective? I mean, yes, come meet me, of course! Hang out for a  bit, but two hours?!! My daughter wants the first playdate at our house, so what can I do?Signed,My daughter wants a playdate, not me...more
Mine hubby is too (detective in new zealand) and I used to moan about the extent he would go to ...more

Mom on Mom Judgement

I cannot be the only one…who has noticed that some Mamas thrive on schooling you on what is good parenting. There are those Moms who I think are just waiting for a good moment to drop some superior mothering wisdom on you and the others who are all about passing parenting judgment, either way this schooling happens to me quite often....more

The Tale of a Scatterbrained Mom

I cannot be the only one…who used to be able to handle the workings of an entire company, chat on the phone with her best girlfriend about the insane sale they got on their latest pair of killer pumps, and paint their nails all at the same time, and not miss a beat.  Only to jump ahead five years and not only not own any pumps that have been purchased in the last two years, but can’t even remember why they are standing in front of the open silverware drawer staring at it’s contents.  This, my friends, is the sign of a scatterbrained mom…and I am one ...more

10 Legit Work-from-Home Opportunities for New Moms

Being a new mother can put you out of the workforce, when in reality, you’re juggling a number of jobs – that of a cook, a cleaner, a chauffeur, a teacher, and many more. To quote Mildred B. Vermont, “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest-salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love”. As heartwarming as these words are, most moms I’m sure would be a notch happier if they got a chance to earn their own paycheck even with a baby at home. Am I right, or am I right?! I mean who wouldn’t want to pitch in to the family income if given a chance?...more

Motherhood Stinks (Sometimes) Part 3

In the first two parts of Motherhood Stinks (Sometimes), we explored The Blowout and how Other Kids Stink Worse. 3....more

What Did I Get Myself Into?

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Motherhood Stinks (Sometimes) Part 1

It is important to note that I love being a mother.  The last thing my three busy boys hear before they drift to off to sleep is, “I love you and I love being your mommy.”  However. Motherhood stinks.  Sometimes. Motherhood can stink literally and motherhood can stink figuratively.  Most of the time, I would rather have the literal.  In this ten part series, we will be exploring the ways that motherhood can stink. ...more

Your Kid Is A Brat! And You're Still A Great Mom!

For that mother whose child threw themselves on the floor and kicked and screamed through story time while every other child sat quietly and obediently, the woman who after wrangling that child into their car seat amid screams and wails, sat in the driver's seat and stared out the window thinking she must be a bad mother. For that mother whose child talked back to her in front of a bunch of people, the woman who felt the sting of judgement and wanted to melt into the floor from embarrassment. For that mother whose child got called into the principal's office...again....more

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