I love books, I have always loved books and when I had my son I vowed to instill in him the same love of reading that I had growing up. For me it started at an early age. My grandmother would get me books as gifts for nearly every occasion. It created this fondness for […]
Not the Nanny “Are you the nanny?” When we chose to adopt and expand our family, we made the conscious choice not to limit our adoption through race. Don’t mistake that choice as an oversimplification. Great thought has been put into this choice and the ways in which social constructs challenge this decision. Brutally Honest […]
A strange social phenomenon happens when a woman becomes pregnant. It may start when she announces her pregnancy, but it becomes ever more prevalent as the baby (and thus, the mama) grows. Suddenly, all the conventional rules of tact and sensitivity fly out the window, there is no such thing as a stranger, and everyone […]
When I first became a stay at home mom, I did a lot of reading about what the transition may be like. While reading, I discovered there were plenty of stay at home mom stereotypes that were easily and often debunked. For example, not all stay at home moms are trouncing around Target sipping Starbucks […]
February 7th-14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. 1 in 110 babies are born with a heart defect and I didn’t realize this until my son was that 1. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, there are over 40,000 babies born each year with a CHD, and it is the leading cause of death […]
By all accounts, I should be a “Pinterest Mom.” My craft room — actually my office, since I run a business making items for other people — is chock full of almost every tool I’d need to accomplish all of the amazing crafts I’ve pinned to my Pinterest boards. The problem isn’t my skill level, […]
1) When the doorbell rings and you don’t answer. Maybe it’s your neighbor, maybe it’s the UPS man…but these days, it could also be a serial killer. Or one of those pesky home siding solicitors. So, yeah, it’s totally ok if you don’t answer your door. If people want to see you badly enough, they […]
But, the not so obvious benefit to 13 years between kiddos is the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. This, my friends, is the golden ticket. A crystal ball, if you will.
Moms really do know best; and one thing we know for sure is how busy we are and how much seemingly gets piled on each day, with each child, with each task at home and/or work, with each self-improvement goal, with each line of the ever-expanding to-do list. I bet if you closed your eyes […]
It’s a new year and I’m sure many of you (myself included) have set goals or resolutions for 2018. These could be focused around your career, fitness, finances, attitude, etc. But how many of us will actually reach those goals? Let’s talk about goal setting and how to take action Brain Dump Write down all […]
Two households, both alike in dignity. Two households, with two different sets of rules and expectations. Two households, both trying to do what’s best for the two kids who split their time between them. They say that kids with divorced parents learn to adapt to the two different living situations in which they find themselves. […]
I’m so, so thrilled to be expecting my second child, due in mid-June. So far, the biggest surprise of this pregnancy is how much more difficult it has been than my pregnancy with my son, now just over two-years-old. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I know some women have pregnancies filled with complications or […]
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My Mother has a son, my brother, Stephen. I always kind of thought he was her favorite because she was always very accommodating to him. Mommy would say, “Stephen simply requires more than you do.” I accepted that. But with me, my Mother was tough, and I […]