5 Stages of Summer Vacation

Moms, I have a confession to make, I’ve hit the wall. In the beginning of the summer I was full of piss and vinegar. Summer vacation could not start soon enough for me, I had our bucket list planned and thanks to Pinterest a bucket load of rainy day activities. Then, somewhere around Mid-July, I hit the wall. I did not want to do another activity with those “wonderful” children....more

How Young Is Too Young?

I believe that everyone has the right to raise their children any way they see fit. There's really no right or wrong way to do it but there comes a point where you really have to question people's judgement and this is one of those occasions....more

Being a Single Mom Every Single Day Feels Exhausting

I used to make fun of that saying, "it takes a village to raise a child," but it's true. You may not need a whole entire neighborhood, but another set of hands would be nice. Credit: chroniclesofpookahsmom. ...more
Bibliomama Thank you. I get pushed to my limit too, I think everyone does. Single moms are ...more

10 Reasons Moms Can Be Happy About Back to School

As the blogosphere overflows with back to school posts, frankly I'm tired of reading about it. I'm tired of reading about moms crying into their whiskey laced coffee mugs because Johnny started Pre-K. My kids haven't gone back yet. In fact, orientation is today, and I'm not going to pretend I'm not happy as a pig flopping around in his own excrement about it. ...more
Ms Wolf Queen Exactly! Couldn't have said it bettermore

Why I'll Never Stay At Another Howard Johnson

I don’t normally write reviews about places I go or the things I do unless they absolutely blow my mind. I don’t believe in giving free publicity to any product or service unless I stand behind it. Well I most definitely don’t stand behind Howard Johnson anymore as a low cost hotel option anymore and here’s why. I’ve been staying in a lot of hotels recently, some wonderful and some not so much but my most recent stay at the Howard Johnson at 5324 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was the worst I have ever had....more

10 Things Divorced Moms Wish Dads Would Do

I have a friend who is recently separated from his spouse, who came to me for help in trying to win her back. We tried a lot of things but sometimes a relationship can be so far gone that it’s not salvageable. Once he realized that, he asked me a question, “What can I do to help her and my kids through this?” It’s a question I wished more dads asked. ...more

Sometimes, You Just Need To Refresh Your Marriage

Marriage is hard. I'm not going to lie to you. If you're like my Husband and I, sometimes the needs of life get in the way of your relationship. These are the times when you need to take a day and refresh your marriage. ...more
Never stop dating your spouse. My husband and I go out (or have a date in) as often as possible. ...more

10 Date Night Ideas with Your Kids

We all know we love our date nights, right? The chance to get away from the kids and reconnect with our spouses over some cocktails is a great idea. What do you do when you feel disconnected from your kids? That's when it's time to go on a date night. Here are some ideas to get you started having fun and spending time with your favorite people, your kids. 1. A Traditional Date ...more

14 Days of Romance

Wouldn't it be nice to have 365 days of romantic gestures from your spouse? I know it would be nice but let's face it, sometimes it's hard enough to come up with one thing to do for a birthday or Valentine's Day. A whole year, totally not doable. What can be accomplished, 14 days of romance leading up to the big day. Who's going to do it? You are!Head over to Scattered Wrecks to find out how....more

What Makes A Family?

I've been thinking a lot about what really makes a family. Is it really so tied to DNA that no matter what you try to do to become a cohesive unit, you will fail? Or are we already a family and too busy looking at the greener grass to notice?I remember when we first endeavored to create a blended family. The challenges of bringing two older children into a life that included three other younger ones was not easy on them or us....more