Category Archives for "Motherhood"
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!
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.
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
What is Christmas to you?
Here’s how most people see it:
Christmas has been boiled down to what I want, what I got and what I missed out on getting.
That’s a problem.
For those of us that want to break this thought process, here are some ideas to start your own Christmas traditions this year without gifts.Continue reading
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
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
In every marriage there is at least one fight over who gets what holiday and what it looks like.
For the first few years of our marriage, we tried to do a meal at each home, but found the day exhausting. We knew things would have to change when we had kids.Continue reading
Is it a problem when the nicest things said to you come from strangers?
I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets beat up by family and ignored by friends. As a mom, sometimes we are the last to be thought of.Continue reading
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