The Tag Team Approach

My husband and I recently had our first real experience with what I call "tag-team" parenting. Our daughter is two years and five months old; up until this point I've never been overwhelmed while doing my motherly duties. Until the other night. It had been a long day. I was tired. She was in a wound up mood, bouncing off the walls and running laps around our tiny house. Most of the time, I'm able to shrug that off. ...more

The Unfollow Button Hurts Both Ways

Whenever I "unfollow" a blog or a person on Twitter, it feels almost like a break up. Sometimes it's needed and I can't wait to get away. Sometimes it's a sad thing and I feel really guilty for it. As much as it hurts to be the one who is unfollowed by someone else, it hurts just as much to me to be the one doing the unfollowing. ...more

I think every adoption blogger, if being honest, can say that there are blogs that exist that ...more

My Money vs. His Money vs. Our Money

My husband I knew from the word "go" that we'd  never have one bank account for all our needs. Right off the bat, we just knew he'd keep his account and I'd keep my account and somehow we'd work together to pay the bills. We weren't sure how to do it, but we knew that's how we wanted to handle things, regardless of what other people told us to do. Because we had a lot of people telling us how we needed to do things. ...more

We lived together for 5 years before marriage and had totally separate accounts. I owned the ...more

Accepting the Role of the Underachiever

Lately there's been a lot of chatter out there about what it takes to be a "successful" blogger; and to be quite honest, I forget most of what I read as soon as I hit the "x" button. ...more

someone please explain

Someone PLEASE explain to me why and how and WHY Spongebob is always on? It's like Baywatch for kidsĀ - no matter what country you're in, no matter what time of day or night it is, you can turn on a TV somewhere in the world and hear that maniacal opening segement. WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA? SPONGE.BOB.SQUARE.PANTS. Who wants to puke every time I hear the TV? ...more

the maiden voyage: my first blogher blog

This is the first one - the very first blogher post I'm doing. And I have to admit, I am a tad nervous. I first heard about blogher via twitter. I am social-outlet, social-media junkie. I love keeping tabs on friends and relatives and people I don't even know. Connection is key to me and I adore the way we live as a society of mommybloggers and facebook friends and beyond nowadays. Some people argue we are less connected becasue of our internet connections, but I disagree. ...more