Can Bad Moms Inspire Us to Do and Be More?

One of my biggest fears as a mother will always be that I will damage my child permanently in a way that she will be resentful forever. Last week, I watched a story on 20/20 about Shirley MacLaine's daughter and how she felt her mother chose her career over her and still has abandonment issues to this day because of it. Now, I am no famous actress. And, I am a stay-at-home mom, so there aren't a lot of parallels in that regard, but there was one thing in this interview that struck me and made me re-examine the time I spend with my own children. Especially my daughter....more
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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
I can really relate to you. Before being a stay at home mom I worked at company for 10 years and ... more

I'm A Mom: I'm Not Allowed To Be Sad

I've been having a rough week. There's been a big convergence of stuff going on, mostly financial and mostly really serious. On top of that, I'm battling a minor health issue that's dragging me down, and I'm feeling more than a bit overwhelmed by it all. I desperately need to crawl into bed and have a really good cry. I can't, though. I'm a single Mom, and I have primary physical custody of my kids....more
I hope things get better for you soon. I hope you get a chance to have a good cry soon. more

My Daughter Sees Me -- Not My Makeup

Beauty is a funny word that I probably throw around way too much. And now that I have a daughter of my own who watches my every move and soaks each in like a sponge, I have to be careful to use just the right words to instill self confidence in her, to make her feel beautiful....more
I love this article. I have a 2 year old daughter she watches me get ready in the morning and ... more

Walmart and Target Bloggers: The Worth of Your Blog

I am going to attempt to write a Swistle-like post, and it will likely not go that well, but I must try, because there is something that has been weighing on me about blogging, and some emails I get from some of you, which surprise me because my blog is little and tiny, but alas. Here is my message: the quality of your blog is not measured by the number of comments or followers or pageviews you get. ...more
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