Wilder Child

Laura Ingalls Wilder really messed with my head.Growing up, her stories were endlessly fascinating to me. Descriptions of things like headcheese would send my mind racing. What was it? Cheese made in pig's skull? Did it contain actual head tissue? I didn't care. If Laura liked it, then spread it on a piece of brown bread and call me "Half Pint."...more


Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things...more

“The Lion King” and “Aladdin” Get the Best of a LaGuardia Situation

Travel delays are never fun, but from time to time they are bound to happen. You can’t expect the weather to cooperate every time you fly, and better they should repair those mechanical issues before you fasten your seat belt. I’ve learned to take a deep breath, chill, remind myself it’s not the end of the world, and then look for a way to appreciate whatever extra time I’m now spending in the airport. Reading always works for me, so does getting in some phone-chat time with girlfriends, or cleaning out my inbox if all else fails. ...more

Adjusting our views on breastfeeding

We have to adjust our thinking sometimes to fit reality. A good example from the archives of my life? Breastfeeding.In the beginning, I was a La Leche League lunatic and well-versed in the benefits of breast milk. I planned on nursing Jake and Zach for at least a year. I started off strong with the pump, the boppy pillow, and the coordination to nurse them at the same time while changing channels with the remote control.Plus I’m a big fan of public nudity....more

Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY FIVE

On the fifth day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: five bike bell dings———–-------My husband stood in the lobby of the YMCA, trying to get members to sign up as volunteers for a community-outreach event....more

Feminist Confession: Ogling at BlogHer

At the end of June, I decided to shake up life a little. I made a difficult yet easy decision to resign from one job, accept an offer for another one, and take a few weeks in between to recharge. I considered a quick trip to Mexico for margaritas on the beach. I contemplated driving to Marfa and sleeping in a tepee for a brief writer's retreat.  While I was trying to decide how to spend the luxurious downtime, I learned about BlogHer 2015, and I made the crazy decision to register. ...more

Mom Math | The Outnumbered Mother Amy Hunter on MomCave LIVE!

Meet  The Outnumbered Mother, Amy Hunter, on this week’s LIVE broadcast. We go live on Thursday 7/23 at 6:30pm EST and talk “mom math.” Don’t worry, there’s no actual math involved. Just a bunch of (probably drunk) moms joking about how they have more children than sense. Tweet us your questions and comments using #MRRMCTV. Our Twitter handles: @MomCaveTV and @OutNumbMother...more

Cooking Dinner Was Not In My Marriage Vows

My husband and I have been together 20 years now (married 19 years this summer). The other night I asked him how he knew I loved him. A simple question, right?His reply: “I know you love me because you make supper every night for our family, even though you hate it.”WORD....more
I dont hate cooking, I just cant come up with different ideas. we both work. and if he cant tell ...more

Faking Facebook–Moms on Social Media | MomCave LIVE w Northern Mommy

Moms on Social MediaAre you a Faeebook Faker? An Instagram Impostor? A Pinterest Pretender? We all do it. We post our most gorgeous, enviable moments to social media and sort of “leave out” the rest. ...more

Home Is Where The Roots Are

I’ve lived in five cities, three states, and at least 6 different apartments and two houses in the past eleven years.   It averages to 2.2 years per city, 3.6 years per state.  I realize it may not be that big of an oddity.  Military families move often, and some people move more regularly than Rihanna change hair styles.  Still, I’ve noticed eyebrows raise when I tell people I’m moving...again.  ...more