HELP! My Child Has Been Abducted by Aliens!

I have lived through my first two weeks of having a job. It wasn't easy, and it's something I don't want to have to do for the rest of my life, but I have lived. Why do you have that look of surprise on your face? Well, thanks for your concern, but I'm doing just fine. We have amazing soft serve, and that makes it all worthwhile. ...more

You Can No Longer be a SAHM When. .

The only thing you have for your breakfast is Pizza Rolls. Sure, there are a couple of other things lying around, but those have to be saved for the baby's meals. You get gifts (such as digital cameras on Mother's Day) and insist they be taken back, because you know you won't have enough money to survive through the week. You dread even walking into a store, especially with your child. ...more

The Missing Piece

"Life is short, but sometimes it is bigger than the strength she had to get up off her knees." - Whiskey Lullabye by Brad Paisley & Allison Krause My hands were shaking as I tried to dial the number on the phone. I sat outside during a blistering cold winter in Ohio. I kept fumbling with the phone, trying to get the number right, and second guessing myself the whole time. I probably shouldn't even be doing this. ...more