Category Archives for "Motherhood"

October 17, 2018

10 Thanksgiving Recipes Using An Instant Pot

10 Thanksgiving Recipes Using An Instant Pot

As stay-at-home moms, we know how much work Thanksgiving dinner is if we don’t go and crash someone else’s house.

Beyond the cleaning, the setting of the table, you have the hours and hours of cooking followed by the insane clean up.

Throw a couple kids in the mix, in laws, cousins and aunts and uncles.  It is enough to drive a young mom mad!

So, for all my Instant Pot lovers, I have done the research and found you some great recipes!Continue reading

October 12, 2018

Someday I Am Going To Miss This

Time With Your Children
Have you often wondered:
“How do you get opportunities to spend more time with your children?
I know I have.  After all, I am going to miss a lot in my children’s lives.
This is something that I know and accept.  But, I want to take a more radical approach and push back the ‘missing out’ as long as possible.

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October 10, 2018

What Mom Really Wants For Christmas

What mom really wants for Christmas

All the chocolate.

Yes, I said it.

Moms want all the chocolate in a large bubble bath without gaining an ounce of weight.

Okay I am kidding (a little bit).

Seriously, though, chances are you are here because you love your mom/wife and want to give her something special.

Let me begin by telling you I am not going to suggest the Apple Watch or a Kindle Fire.

I am going to be completely honest and not sell you a darn thing.

Here are 5 things Mom really wants for Christmas.Continue reading

September 14, 2018

How to find purpose in motherhood

what do you live for

As stay-at-home moms, we often struggle to find our identity and our purposes.

For the working mom they have their career. The working mom gets validation in the form of a pay check, a raise, a promotion and a thank you.

But for the stay at home mom, we have a house, children and a husband. None of this work comes with a paycheck, or a promotion.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of everyone and everything and forget that we have our own identity, our own purpose within ourselves. So my question to the stay home mom is what do you live for?Continue reading

September 12, 2018

How I Became A Stay-At-Home Mom

How I Became A Stay-At-Home Mom

Before I became a mom, I sold real estate. I had a great career, had my own company was my own boss. I made my own hours, made fantastic money and was completely capable of being independent. I loved my life and I live in a storybook town. I lived in my dream home.

When I first found out I was pregnant I didn’t think anything needed to change. I had a plan, I worked out of the house so I could hire a nanny. The nanny would be upstairs with the baby and I would be downstairs in my office making my calls, running my business and I could pop up and see my child anytime I wanted.Continue reading

August 21, 2018

This Is Why Mothers Feel So Lonely At Times

This Is Why Mothers Feel So Lonely At Times

I laid in bed this morning at 4:45 to my daughter happily chatting to me in baby talk.  Well, it was more grunting and refusing to be nursed back to sleep, but I wanted it to be happy.

I dreamed about sleeping in, not going anywhere, taking a long shower.  The reality was at 4:00 am my 6 month old baby somehow wiggled her diaper down, peed out of it, and all over me.  I had stripped the bed and was at that moment sleeping on a towel, while she refused to back to sleep.

My son would wake at 6:30 and happily chirp “Good morning, Mamma”.  I would shower with my daughter at my feet and my son screaming he wants to go down stairs now. I would spend my day doing a paint project with a mom’s group, chasing a 3 year old around a playground, shopping for fall clothes, and eating dinner out to please my husband.

In my entire day, no one would know about my exhaustion.  Instead, they see my happy pictures.  Watch me laugh at my kids antics, and get on with it.

Because that is motherhood.Continue reading