Am I the Only Mom Who Wishes for a Best Friend?

My negative thoughts as a result were things like, "I have no friends," and "No one cares about my life," and "I wish my sister lived closer because she is the only one that gets me." But, I find myself feeling lonely. And sad. Moms need friends too, right? Or am I the only one? I have always been a people person. I have always had "an easy time making friends" as my Mom would say to me all the time growing up. But, here I am. 35-years-old. 3 kids. A good husband. A stable life. And, all I want is a close friend. ...more
You are not alone. I feel the same exact way and it sucks. It seems everyone has already ... more

The Problem with Jack Sparrow: On Pirates, Princesses & Kids' Play

Let's take pirates, for example. Pirates are awesome, right? We love it when little boys - and especially little girls - want to dress up as pirates and engage in play swashbuckling. They're like teeny Jack Sparrows! How adorable! But when we celebrate pirate play - over, say, princess play - what is it, exactly, that we're celebrating? ...more

I have two daughters and possibly a third on the way. I don't get the disdain towards princesses ... more

No, I Don't Dye My Eyebrows - They Are That Dark

Despite my concern about a masculine uni-brow, I didn't pluck my eyebrows until I was well into adulthood. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it was the memory of my mother gently smoothing down my eyebrows and telling me my eyebrows were beautiful that I was beautiful. ...more

I have dark eyebrows too, but not as dark or lovely as yours. Those brows are so in, always are. ... more

What Is This Guy Doing With a Picture of My Foot?

It happens to every blogger. At some point, someone leaves a rude comment or even one that might be scary, and it makes you think. Am I taking unnecessary risks? Am I putting myself out there in ways that I shouldn't be? Is blogging really worth whatever risks I might be taking? ...more

I'm actually in the process of relocating right now. I'm hoping it doesn't take too much longer. ... more

What Is This Guy Doing With a Picture of My Foot?

It happens to every blogger. At some point, someone leaves a rude comment or even one that might be scary, and it makes you think. Am I taking unnecessary risks? Am I putting myself out there in ways that I shouldn't be? Is blogging really worth whatever risks I might be taking? ...more

If you click that link over to Heather's blog, you'll see it in her post. Thanks for the ... more

What Is This Guy Doing With a Picture of My Foot?

It happens to every blogger. At some point, someone leaves a rude comment or even one that might be scary, and it makes you think. Am I taking unnecessary risks? Am I putting myself out there in ways that I shouldn't be? Is blogging really worth whatever risks I might be taking? ...more

Very true and it's creepy and uncomfortable no matter where it happens.

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What Is This Guy Doing With a Picture of My Foot?

It happens to every blogger. At some point, someone leaves a rude comment or even one that might be scary, and it makes you think. Am I taking unnecessary risks? Am I putting myself out there in ways that I shouldn't be? Is blogging really worth whatever risks I might be taking? ...more

The first time a pic of me was stolen, the person who posted it was stupid enough to link back ... more

HomeGoods Holiday Shopping List Sweepstakes

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I spent two hours in HomeGoods with my $25 gift card. I found some awesome gifts! First, I don't ... more

I Am Medically Uninsurable ... Because of a Sprained Ankle

I am medically uninsurable. I know this because two different companies -- CareFirst and Aetna -- have declared it so in the past two weeks. I am medically uninsurable because I went to the doctor for my sprained ankle. Don't go to the doctor if you want health insurance. ...more

I'll put it right out there and state that I am a conservative. However, I have also been put ... more

I Am the Acorn: What I Learned at BlogHer '10

"Hi, I'm Megan. I blog at An Acorn Dreaming. What's it about? Well... um... I write about, you know, my life and my kids and, um, stuff like that. It's a personal blog. Kind of a slice of life thing, you know. The acorn? Oh, that's a symbol of potential, you know, like the possibility to become something big like an oak tree. So, uh, I'm the acorn, you know, growing and stuff..." Yes, I actually said that. I actually said that countless times at BlogHer, and it sounded stupider each time. ...more

I love this post and I loved meeting you at BlogHer10. I'll say it again, your final line: ... more