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Luck Has Nothing to Do With It

"You are so lucky!"  We have all heard and said these words, right?  But when you stop to think about it, what does it imply?  That their life is easier than yours?  That their good fortune was brought on by magic, while you have been cursed with bad luck?  That doesn't seem like a realistic, fair way to look at other people's lives....more

How to Win and Keep Mommy Friends

Friendships can be tricky.  Even as an adult, we are often looking to make friends, solidify friendships, and maintain friendships.  Based on my own experiences (and pet peeves), I have a few tips for making and keeping friends when you enter the world of SAHM. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves....more

No More Epic Fails (You are NOT failing, Mama!)

Recently, I've heard mothers throwing around the term "epic fail" in regard to their parenting efforts.  It is supposed to be a funny/sarcastic way to look at various minor disasters, but it's the self-deprecating aspect of the phrase that I'm feeling some aversion to....more

Getting Out the Door (With Kids)

Allow me paint a picture for you.  It's called:  Leaving the House with Children.  It's inspired by comedian Michael McIntyre's stand-up act comparing people with and without children.  His catch-phrase of sorts (You have NO IDEA) is spot-on.  You simply don't know until you know.[For a 6 minute video clip of his hilarious act, check out the Huff Post.]...more

Arbonne Skin Care for Mom and Baby

Arbonne Skin Care for Mom and Baby I'm a couple years past the big 3-0, and after my second child, I started to notice my once random gray hairs were becoming more unmanageable (plucking one hair at a time was no longer practical), and those lines on my forehead were getting more noticeable (no matter what my mom told me; I could see them with my own eyes!)....more

Things I Never Thought I Would Say (Before Being a Mom)

 Things I Never Thought I'd Say (before being a mom)...more

What Not to Give at a Baby Shower: Useless Gifts You'll Be Better Off Without

My son is now 3, and my daughter is almost 9 months. I have a pretty good idea of gifts that are useful, and those that...aren't. Here are the ones I wouldn't register for or buy for an expecting mother: 1. Onesies: Why are there so many of these on the market? And why does everyone give them to you in mass quantities when you're pregnant? It's awful to squeeze a squirming baby's head into that tiny little neck hole. Babies cry enough already. Don't give them another reason to do so....more
@Zealflyer That is so funny about Bumbos.  I didn't buy one for my son either, and then I went ...more

Moms: Reclaim Your Weekends!

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Traveling with Toddlers and Babies

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