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Ready to Be a Part-Time SAHM

Ready to Be a Part-Time SAHM

Boring, boring, boring, I found myself saying as I got the stacking cups out to play another game. This confirmed the fact that I needed to return to work. ASAP. I had always thought I would want to be a stay at home Mom (SAHM). It is what I used to dream of on the toughest work days, or during my very long commute. I’d built a successful career right into my late thirties when we eventually fell pregnant. It took us two years[...]

13 Reasons Moms Never Get Haircuts

13 Reasons Moms Never Get Haircuts

    Have you noticed that just before a woman has a baby, she chops all her hair off, then spends the next three years growing it out long enough to braid into a human hair ladder that can lower her child out of a burning building, Rapunzel-style?   I offer photographic evidence:   Exhibit A: Me and baby, two years ago, leaving the hospital—note the short hair. (Also note my non-similarities to the ever-elegant Duchess of Cambridge. Kate: perfect. Me: screaming baby, old-lady sweater, WHEELCHAIR.) Exhibit B: Me[...]

The 13 Shalt Nots of the Dinner Table

The 13 Shalt Nots of the Dinner Table

You know you have little ones in the house when you find yourself inventing dinner table rules like these . . . 1. Thou shalt not pull out a tooth at the table. 2. Thou shalt not moan, sigh, wail, slump to the floor, or say the words “gross,” “ew,” or “I hate” in reference to anything on your plate. This makes thy mother cry. 3. Thou shalt not lick the table. (Ideally, thou shalt not lick thy fingers either, unless thou art eating fried chicken, but .[...]

Fun Fashion for Spring

Fun Fashion for Spring

A few months ago, I was asked by Aventura Clothing to become an ambassador. This is one company I would gladly empty my closet for any day of the year. Their line is eco-friendly, comfortable and so. darn. cute! Take a peek at my Spring picks and then I will tell you a little more about them. I mean, I KNOW you want to see what they have to offer.   TOPS     SKIRTS   SCARVES So, first I have to admit that I felt like a queen[...]

Top Summer Reads from 20 Bloggers

Top Summer Reads from 20 Bloggers

Summer is here...or well, it's almost here. Kids will be home from school, the weather will get hot, and days will get long. It's also time to build your summer reading pile! We asked twenty bloggers what they suggest you add to your To Read List for this summer, and they very enthusiastically responded. Click on book covers or book titles to purchase NOW via our Amazon store (affiliate links). Get that beach bag going! 1. Galit Breen's pick: Leaving Time by Jodi Piccoult Leaving Time[...]

Dear Abandoned Daughter

Dear Abandoned Daughter

I read a letter posted online from a distraught mom writing to her daughter after a bad divorce. Her husband had recently left them and her letter was an attempt to explain that daddy didn’t leave because of her. Mom fought the urge to get angry, and instead reassured her daughter that she loved her enough for both of them. I don’t have a daughter, which is fine, because I have no idea how to braid hair or speak softly. But, based[...]

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