What No One Tells you about FREE Time before Motherhood

Coming to motherhood this late in the game has been very eye-opening (newsflash: I’m not a young new mom).Before having my daughter, I used to be somewhat busy.  I worked as a Marketing Communications manager and it required a lot of networking events and committee meetings for me to go to.  Even at my busiest times, I remember having to be able to look forward to an afternoon, or a day, or a weekend afterwards for down time.  Tell me, what the hell did I do with all that free time back then?...more

The Top 5 Reasons I'm a Horrible Blog Follower

Okay, I tried to catch up on all my blog reading today, but the amount of Mother’s Day posts was just way too overwhelming. After my 15th Mother’s Day post, I just gave up. Sorry, peeps. I know we love our mothers but… I just couldn’t take the sap anymore.After trying (and failing miserably) to catch up on all my blog reading, it occurred to me: I am a horrible blog follower / community member / minion. Why? Because all of the following…...more

Death To The Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

This year is pivotal. My kids have officially grown out of the PB & J sandwich for school lunch.   I'm not sure whether to mourn or dance with joy over this transformation in their picky palates. Two years ago I counted up (I know, creepy) how many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I made for my kid's school lunches.   I counted 200.   200 flippin' sandwiches....more

A Little Obsessed with the Big Easy

It's a parking space! Grab it! (With a gratuitous flamingo for my sister!) Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission....more

5 Ways To Develop Your Psychic Mom Abilities

"Have you been playing in my office?" The Ginger, 10,  stared at me blankly. Slowly, he shook his head. "Really? You haven't been playing in my office? At my desk, maybe?" He took a huge swallow. Slowly shook his head again. "Are you lying to me right now?" ...more

19 Ways Moving is Like Childbirth

Welcome to moving season: the busiest time of year for moving into a new home as families try to get settled before the next school year begins.If you're moving your family and freaking out, don't. Because you've got this. Moving your family into a new home is just like childbirth:1. You're over the moon with excitement.2. Then the panic sets in....more

We're no Princess Kate Post Baby... #Sweatpants for Kate on MomCave LIVE

The internet was buzzing last week with talk about Princess Kate's post baby public appearance. Less than 12 hours after giving birth, she stepped out onto the steps of St. Mary's Hospital and presented the new royal bundle to a frenzied crowd of reporters. She looked beautiful, hair shiny, (clean!), and styled, makeup worthy of a red carpet, sporting a frock in cheery yellow and WHITE (!?!) and lady-like heels. Some of us were snarky and jealous, some sympathetic. But most of us were just plain confounded....more

I Mowed the Lawn for Mother's Day

Despite appearances, my son and my husband really aren’t the schmucks my neighbors may think they are today. I’ve been showered with hugs, kisses, cards, and flowers, and told to do whatever it is I want for the day. And what I wanted to do was mow the lawn....more

Things I Always Wondered About "Bonanza"

So, last night, as I’m getting ready for bed, the “Bonanza” theme song pops into my head. (Why these stupid songs keep showing up is beyond me…) First of all, how awesome was that theme song? Paired with the burning map and the uncomfortably long time the camera focuses on the actors (as though you need that much time to read their names?) it’s pretty epic....more

Advice for Kate Middleton: How to Raise a Princess

Sunday will be my 20th Mother’s Day. Our daughter turns 21 in June. So I know a little something about raising a princess.Kate Middleton has been a mother for 21 months and I’m sure she is a great mom to that cutie pie Prince George, but she is about to enter a whole new realm (so to speak) as the mother of a daughter....more