If The Maternity Pants Fit: When Pre-Pregnancy Pants Don't Quite Cut It Yet

If you could catch a glimpse through the walls of our home, you'd find a lot of things, but perfection isn't one of them. In my wildest dreams, I'd love to be that mom who is the sought-after pinnable image on Pinterest, but I'm sure you can tell from the title of my blog that I'm not one of those moms. I don't hop out the door every day in my designer shoes, skinny jeans, and Kate Spade handbag. Most days, out of necessity, it's t-shirts or simple knits and jeans; lately, still maternity jeans. And this has been the source of a lot of frustration for me! ...more
yes, I thought I'd be able to wear my pre-pregnancy pants home from the hospital first baby. i ...more

My Job Isn't All That Different From Yours

  Lately I've been feeling like my job has come under fire. I'd like to say it's as much other people, but in reality, it's mostly because of myself.  ...more

When Mom Wants to Run Away

Today is one of those days where I want to run away. I woke up this morning with a cloud just hanging over my head and feeling defeated by life. For as long as I can remember I've struggled with finding my identity and feeling claustrophobic with the world around me. As early as 10-years-old, I remember feeling worn out from so many moves and struggling to make friends, that I'd decided that running away to California to become a famous actress would solve all my problems....more
I totally feel the same way almost every day! Dealing with the passing of my beloved grandfather ...more

My Experience as a BlogHer Newbie

Celebrating A Grandma (But Not Mine?)

Last night, my husband lost his maternal grandmother Viola Dopps. Her death was expected; although came too soon. Once it was revealed to her last week that cancer was taking her life, she made the decision to let go and let God. As we get ready to celebrate her life, I couldn't help but stand back and be a witness to her accomplishments. I've only known Vi for 9 years, but have grown to admire her greatly. ...more
Grandma Vi looks like she was the true heart to the family. I am very sorry for your loss and ...more

Let's Talk Bras (or lack there of)

I have a confession. ...more

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone to Meet Other Moms

This past fall, I was invited by a family member to join in a MoPS program. When it began this past September, I honestly wasn't sure what to expect, and had some reservations. I was going completely out of my element by going to an event where I'd only know 2 people. I'm not very good at socializing or mingling, so I usually avoid these situations if at all possible. Since Mark's arrival, if I want to meet new people, I've been trying to do better about stepping into these situations!...more
 @imnotasupermom I've only attended a mops_itl  at one location, so I can't confirm that your ...more

It's My Life

LOL...you sound just like me!  Though I will say, I put my foot down on the minivan argument. ...more


As the Little Man's birthday begins to creep up on me, I've been head's down on all things party. In an effort to save money, I decided I was going to make everything. From the smash cake and cupcakes to the invitations and envelopes. That's right even the envelopes. ...more

How To: Welcome Home A Soldier

I'm sure you've seen this scene before on the 5 o'clock news  ...more