Giving birth, whether naturally or by C-section, takes a toll on a woman’s body and sometimes her mind. Having to go back to work within weeks or 3 months of giving birth does not allow a family the time to adapt and bond with their new addition. Unfortunately, in the United States returning to work within 3 months of having a child is the norm and for most families a must. Other families run into the hard situation where both parent’s need to work to support the family, but child care costs…Continue
Added by Rachel barry on February 11, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Earlier this month I chatted about why I love resistance bands so much! They are cheap, portable and easy to use! Resistance bands are truly…Continue
Added by Shelby Stover on January 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Most moms have so little time to get into a regular home exercise program. Not only do they get so busy taking care of the kids, some of the today's moms also work at home, which makes it even harder to get to the gym or join a health club. There are errands to run, shopping to do, housework, soccer practice,…Continue
Traffic is what did me in.
I had it all planned out: I left work a little earlier than normal, I had a route home that avoided the major roads and I was excited. I was going to make it to my son's school in time for curriculum night.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments
It has been some time, since I've last checked in. My life over the last year has been tumultuous to say the least. Trying to find employment has been ridiculously hard, and once unemployment ran out, my only option was to dig in and try to survive with my writing. I'm reaching out to you, because I so need support. As crazy as it seems, my grandmother always said, "If you don't do, you don't get," so here goes.
My newest contemporary romance, AT LAST, was accepted as a…
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If you’ve noticed that I haven’t been writing much lately, it’s because I’ve been stuck in the same rut that I’ve been in for months; tired of moving, longing to feel settled, far from the goal. I don’t to keep rehashing the same old “how does a person deal with prolonged transition?!” dilemma, but that’s pretty much what’s on my mind as of late.(that and how to get…Continue
Added by Anna Richter on April 28, 2016 at 12:03am — No Comments
Last minute playdate with a sancti-mommy? Surprise visit from your mother-in-law? Never fear. SLACKER MOM is back with a brand-new episode. In this video, we share our cleaning hacks, some serious and some… not so much. Because you’re already keeping tiny humans alive. Who has time to clean?
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Tween Girl turned 10!
If you have tweens, then you know how fickle they can be, especially when it comes to their birthday parties. In previous years, we have done small parties, classroom parties, movie parties, Chuck E. Cheese parties and big parties with family.
I was SUPER excited about this year's party because it involved things Tween Girl and I both love: Crafts!…
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 30, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments
Are you searching for a convenient supplier for your boutique and wholesale clothing business? Tensed with the complicated wholesale environment with so many people and options, but neither seems ideal. Might be you simply haven't found the ideal site that offers the sort of wholesale boutique…Continue
Added by Karen Cole on March 1, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments
I'm finally finding my way to a good cleaning schedule. It has taken me a lot of frustrating moments and many guilty feelings that the house is never clean. Since I stay at home full-time, I feel like the house should be spotless and feel guilt when it looks like a tornado came through. I am finally getting myself together and organized after 1 1/2 years of being a stay-at-home mom. After much research and making a list of everything in my house that needs to be cleaned on a regular or…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on January 28, 2016 at 9:20pm — No Comments
Mom Tantrums. Yeah, it’s a thing. In the battlefield of parenthood, do you ever look around and think, “Who made ME the adult around here?” I wanted to lose it just about every day this week. But for the most part, I reigned it in. On several occasions, I had elaborate fantasies of how I’d like to lose it and what I’d do.
On our next episode of MomCave LIVE,…Continue
Lions, Danny Zuko, Donkeys, Pumpkins, Oh My?? Yes... that's what our Halloween holiday consisted of; a little bit of this and a WHOLE lot of that! I have always loved Halloween as a little girl. Trick or treating of course, was the commonly anticipated activity, second to dressing myself into a very…Continue
Added by Michelle Glaz on November 10, 2015 at 10:03pm — No Comments
I’ve been fortunate enough that my husband’s profession has provided me with the opportunity to stay home off and on over the years. Like many of you, I reached a point where I had to decide if it was worth it to go back to work (and by “reached a point” I mean every time I got pregnant).
Added by Lauren S on October 7, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments
Being a stay-at-home mom can be more time-consuming than the job you held before the children arrived. Taking care of children, the house and the yard is an endless job and you don't get a paycheck for it at the end of the week. For this reason, many mothers start flexible businesses at home and become work-at-home mothers. From babysitting to designing websites, creative moms are finding way to earn some extra cash. Discover four reasons to get…Continue
Added by Stacey Doyle on August 22, 2015 at 6:54pm — No Comments
Someone was really sane to say it takes days, weeks, months n sometimes years before our thoughts start taking its shape n become a reality. Here I am a live example of slow n steady wins the race ....
It was an out of the world feeling to become a mother but not to forget equally stressful..as had to deal with everything for the first time and couldn't afford to take a chance cause a life…
Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 6, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
Some days, the hardest thing to do is to be in the house with rambunctious kids, yet finding something to do with them proves more difficult. Whether its the price, day, or time that causes the conflict; this can leave a parent hopeless and at the end of their sanity! How about a park? Finding fun at the park is easy to do!
Added by Jazelle on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
The sun is shining and the warm breeze is blowing... this is the perfect time for water play! Sure, you can put the sprinklers on in your backyard... or you could visit one of these 14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois! No setup or cleanup necessary - music to a parent's ears!
CoCo Key Water Resort (Rockford, IL)
It's an 11 weeks pregnancy vlog!
Morning sickness? How about all day sickness? Who else is pregnant? Will my husband be at the birth?
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 5, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments
I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…Continue