Real Talk on Preventing the Flu: Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

Vaccines are a strange topic. People are very opinionated about them; whether they should get them, whether they shouldn’t, whether other people should make them, whether it’s safe to go to Disneyland because MEASLES. Here at DudeMom’s house, we are a vaccinating family ....more

It’s Not a Onesie.

It is a jumpsuit. And, I know they’re not for everyone, but I love them. They’re like the winter version of a dress ....more

Hungry Family, Healthy Recipes: Week 4

It’s the fourth and final week of the Hungry Family, Healthy Menu series with Dinnerella. If you want to keep getting her tasty, healthful, family friendly recipes, you’re gonna have to subscribe to her meal planning service. Or beg her to become a regular contributor to DudeMom so we can have her creative recipes delivered to our inboxes every week for the rest of forever! ...more

Arguably Awesome: Pole Dancing, Kid Stuff & What NOT to Wear, Again

We started the week with a 7 year old birthday party. Very awesome to have your birthday on a school-free holiday and to celebrate we held a football party at this indoor sport center. It cost me an arm and 2/3 of a leg, but it was so, so worth it since they provided a quarterback and a party host and an indoor field where he could live his dream (all of his friends playing football together) for an hour without freezing or breaking every remaining nice thing I own ....more

Saying Thanks: Teaching Your Kids About Expressing Gratitude

When I was 10 months pregnant with my first son, I remember waddling onto the Metro in DC after meeting my mom for lunch. It was a bazillion degrees, because I had a coat and a bag and a hat and gloves and a massive belly and 60 extra pounds of a weight. And it was one of those early November days that couldn’t decide if it wanted to go ahead and be done with fall, but in the meantime was all, “Screw you winter, you’re not the boss of me!” I shuffled onto the train, during rush hour, pushed and prodded by busy commuters who could not care less that a briefcase just whacked my fetus in the spine ....more

Raising Boys: Things My Sons Must Do

When it comes to being bossy, I’m woman enough to admit that I excel at that. I call it “maintaining high expectations for those I care about to encourage and inspire success.” But, you can call it bossy if you must. Especially when it comes to awesome infusing my Dudes ....more

Every Single Thing You Need to Know About Medifast

As many of you know I am in the process of a life redo. And, for those of you who know me (via this blog or via the football field), you know that I am the master of disaster when it comes to those. I makeover my life often (I love makeovers and also, I need to) ....more

Hungry Family Healthy Recipes: Week 3

My parents gifted me some whole chickens recently. They order a ton of their meet farm fresh, like straight from the actual farmers. They go there, scope out the goods, and choose what they want ....more

Arguably Awesome: I’m Changing My Name to The Lorax

Because every single person in my real life is probably sick of hearing about it and because I need to say this so I can put it out into the universe where it can burn up and sizzle away, I’m going share the thing that has been zapping my joy with all of you. This week construction workers plowed down THE ENTIRE FORREST behind my home. When the carnage began, I shut my back curtains and have not opened them since ....more

You Can’t Have All of the Cookies, But You Can Eat at Outback Steakhouse

They say it takes at least 21 days to create a habit. A healthy one at least Based on the past 10 I’m gonna say it’s will take me way longer than that to create the not-eating-all-of-the-cookies habit I’ve been working on. I sat at my counter and looked a photos of cookies for 23 minutes on Sunday ....more