HOORAY for 4 Year Olds! Yes, it DOES get better!

HOORAY for 4 Year Olds! There's the God-forsaken, sleep-deprived newborn stage, followed by the blood-curdling teething stage, which leads to much-feared Terrible Twos, topped off with what is now often considered the hardest stage of all-- the Terrible Threes.  Dear Lord, we wonder at each age, when does it get easier?!...more
ivysvariety Ah yes, preschool can give us a little space that helps everything go more smoothly ... more

10 Signs You Might Have Hired The Wrong Painter From Craigslist

A few years ago, I impulsively ripped all of the blue wallpaper off the walls in our bathroom. I started texturing the walls, but quickly realized I was in over my head with two little helpers in tow. So I turned to Craigslist to find a painter. Here are the 10 warning signs I missed. 10 Signs You Might Have Hired The Wrong Painter...more
intentionalmom Frantic Mama The cut-off shirt alone?!  Dear God!  LOL. more

10 Signs You Might Have Hired The Wrong Painter From Craigslist

A few years ago, I impulsively ripped all of the blue wallpaper off the walls in our bathroom. I started texturing the walls, but quickly realized I was in over my head with two little helpers in tow. So I turned to Craigslist to find a painter. Here are the 10 warning signs I missed. 10 Signs You Might Have Hired The Wrong Painter...more
OMG.  Are these for real?  They are hilarious!  But I'm sure it was so frustrating at the time!! more

We Are Not Our Mothers, and Our Daughters Are Not Us

Even though I’m a mother, I was a daughter first. And I have two sisters. Like most women, we have often said to ourselves and each other that we were worried about becoming our mother. (Sorry, Mom.) I think it’s a natural thing that girls tend to be terrified of. ...more
Congrats on getting this post featured!  I loved it when I first read it on your blog, and I ... more

10 Reasons I Don't Want to Be Pregnant

I was really good at being pregnant. I adored that belly and I loved my babies. And I loved my plan. ...more
Great, honest post!! more

What Not to Give at a Baby Shower: Useless Gifts You'll Be Better Off Without

My son is now 3, and my daughter is almost 9 months. I have a pretty good idea of gifts that are useful, and those that...aren't. Here are the ones I wouldn't register for or buy for an expecting mother: 1. Onesies: Why are there so many of these on the market? And why does everyone give them to you in mass quantities when you're pregnant? It's awful to squeeze a squirming baby's head into that tiny little neck hole. Babies cry enough already. Don't give them another reason to do so....more
@Zealflyer That is so funny about Bumbos.  I didn't buy one for my son either, and then I went ... more

What Not to Give at a Baby Shower: Useless Gifts You'll Be Better Off Without

My son is now 3, and my daughter is almost 9 months. I have a pretty good idea of gifts that are useful, and those that...aren't. Here are the ones I wouldn't register for or buy for an expecting mother: 1. Onesies: Why are there so many of these on the market? And why does everyone give them to you in mass quantities when you're pregnant? It's awful to squeeze a squirming baby's head into that tiny little neck hole. Babies cry enough already. Don't give them another reason to do so....more
@noelglizotte That book sounds hilarious!  I will check it out. more

What Not to Give at a Baby Shower: Useless Gifts You'll Be Better Off Without

My son is now 3, and my daughter is almost 9 months. I have a pretty good idea of gifts that are useful, and those that...aren't. Here are the ones I wouldn't register for or buy for an expecting mother: 1. Onesies: Why are there so many of these on the market? And why does everyone give them to you in mass quantities when you're pregnant? It's awful to squeeze a squirming baby's head into that tiny little neck hole. Babies cry enough already. Don't give them another reason to do so....more
@thecwexperience Thank you!  Glad I could help :). more

What Not to Give at a Baby Shower: Useless Gifts You'll Be Better Off Without

My son is now 3, and my daughter is almost 9 months. I have a pretty good idea of gifts that are useful, and those that...aren't. Here are the ones I wouldn't register for or buy for an expecting mother: 1. Onesies: Why are there so many of these on the market? And why does everyone give them to you in mass quantities when you're pregnant? It's awful to squeeze a squirming baby's head into that tiny little neck hole. Babies cry enough already. Don't give them another reason to do so....more
@cingle1 Thanks, Cingle1!  Glad to be of service :). more

What Not to Give at a Baby Shower: Useless Gifts You'll Be Better Off Without

My son is now 3, and my daughter is almost 9 months. I have a pretty good idea of gifts that are useful, and those that...aren't. Here are the ones I wouldn't register for or buy for an expecting mother: 1. Onesies: Why are there so many of these on the market? And why does everyone give them to you in mass quantities when you're pregnant? It's awful to squeeze a squirming baby's head into that tiny little neck hole. Babies cry enough already. Don't give them another reason to do so....more
@starrt Haha, I love it, Starrt!  I'm finally done with my 3 year old's baby book, and my baby ... more