Shortly after having a baby, I made an appointment. No, it wasn't for the pediatrician or the obstetrician. I scheduled an appointment with a therapist. My hormones were raging; my feelings were exploding and my life was changing. I knew in order to take care of my daughter, I had to take care of myself. I couldn't harbor hate against my daughter's dad, who broke up with me…Continue
Added by Heather Hopson on February 11, 2016 at 9:40am — No Comments
Originally posted on Workflexibility.org. Written by Stefanie Boucher.
Several months ago when I started Opt-Out Revolutionary, a blog about the much-discussed (and often misunderstood) opt-out revolution, I set out to interview stay-at-home-mothers and working moms alike with one key question in mind: How can today’s women build satisfying, joy-filled careers and raise healthy, happy kids without constantly feeling…Continue
Added by Linda Singer on February 10, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Are you a stepmother that struggles with how to deal with the blended family? Are you a birth mother who just only sees this evil new woman around your child? If you're a newly blended family or have been for years and are still "at it", let me show you how I've done it. Let me share my story with you!Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on February 9, 2016 at 8:25pm — No Comments
For once, our freezer is stocked. I still feel like it's not enough, but I have no room for anymore stuff, so I guess it will have to do! I've been making a few extra meals each week for the last few weeks to stock up on meals for when the baby comes. I've learned that anytime I make a casserole, to just make two of them and freeze the other one. It really doesn't take anymore time and saves me from cooking a meal on another day. It's so handy that I will continue to do it from now on to…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 8, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Our theme on MomCave LIVE this week was real mom confessions. We asked viewers to send in their own.. and we struck mom comedy gold! Read their confessions below. And if you missed the live show, which was inspired by Bianca Jamotte’s web series, “Real Mommy Confessions”, watch it here or at the bottom of this post.
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 4, 2016 at 10:26pm — No Comments
Heaps of intermingled clean and dirty laundry in every bedroom volcanically erupted by another continental clothing drift. Unclean dishes flowing like lava out of the sink onto counters. Meal remnants littered like ash across the kitchen floor, family room, foyer, playroom, and “fill-in-the-blank”.…Continue
Added by Shelby Spear on February 4, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments
Baby day is getting closer and closer. We are only a couple of weeks away and he pretty much could make his entrance into the world anytime now. My hospital bag is packed, baby's bag is packed, and now I'm turning my attention to my diaper bag. I'm so used to packing for a two-year old, I have to retrain my brain for packing for a newborn....they need so much stuff! I'm…
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
One of the biggest challenges I face as a mom is not having enough time to myself and for myself. Even right now as I am trying to write this, I have both kids climbing all over me. Sometimes it can definitely be overwhelming. For me, I NEED time alone. I guess that goes with being introverted though. I find it hard to put myself first, because it seems selfish to me. When other things need to get done around the house or the kids need more time and attention than normal, I find that I put…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on January 30, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Are you tired and stressed? Do you feel overwhelmed most days from your many roles as mom and wife?
Trust in these 10 promises to give you…
Added by Rachel N on January 30, 2016 at 7:23am — 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
Can I wipe bottoms and still kick-ass? What if all the other mums are really, really boring? Is it okay to Google the answers to everything? Kirsty Smith, the acclaimed UK blogger behind Eeh Bah Mum, is the our guest this week on MomCave LIVE. She’s the author of “How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 26, 2016 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Organizing is hard. And not just because it takes physical & mental energy, determination, and stamina. It’s also hard because there are so many layers. You can’t just go into a room and tackle it right then and there. You have to clean, discard, sort, relocate, and improve. As much as I wish I could tackle room after room in one epic sweep, it’s just not possible.
One of the January goals I set as part of my month of being an…Continue
Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments
Someone asked me the other day if I wanted to have another baby. People like to ask parents that question. (I don't know why, as it is really none of their business, but they ask.) I have my standard answers:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 19, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments
When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Our kids are lovable and snuggle-able. Except when they make our skin crawl. Since becoming a mom, have you dealt with more gross crap than you ever imagined?
We talk about lice and other gross stuff moms encounter. Our guests will be the funny mamas behind the comedy 47 Secrets to a Younger You.Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 14, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments
Added by April Morton on January 7, 2016 at 2:14pm — No Comments
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I’m sure you’ve seen my posts about Thrive, and if you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you see that I post about it every day. There’s a reason. And because of my love for this nutrition program, I’m offering a…Continue
Added by Mercedes Sherman on January 6, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Few month ago I face the news I was expecting a baby. At that time, I've been working for several years for IT company in New York. I liked the vibrant life of working days, even though, I was snowed under with various task and had to keep studying since I didn't enough knowledge to get the promotion. In fact , I…Continue
Added by Sandra McCain on December 29, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
Little B is almost 3 months old. That means every single day, multiple times a day, I've put her at my breast to feed and nourish her. After the first few goes at it, you tend to get to know the ropes and it becomes second nature. Here are six things that I've learned from my very short time breastfeeding.
It can hurt
But then it gets better! For the first 6 weeks or so, every single latch made me wince in pain.…Continue
Added by Bell of LucyandBell on December 20, 2015 at 11:37pm — No Comments