Kids grow up fast, real fast. One moment they are sitting in the back of the car singing the ABCs, then next moment they are singing ‘hot line bling’. If you think about it, childhood is just small portion of life, not even 10%…I’m not sure who decided that childhood should be so short, but whoever made the decision, they totally got things backwards.
As parents, we want to raise our children to be functioning members of society. We want them to be good people, to know right from…Continue
Added by Lauren Segal on February 24, 2016 at 10:17pm — No Comments
I was just speaking to a new colleague, a woman named Lathika Pai from Bangalore, India. She is leading SonderConnect – The Future is Female. It’s a platform to invest and mentor women entrepreneurs and consists of men and women who have achieved great heights, who are willing to give their time and money to support Indian women entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. An outstanding…Continue
Added by Julia Rivard Dexter on February 23, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments
Before we get to laundry hacks…
You’ve heard the expression “going postal?”* It means suddenly erupting into an unprovoked fit of rage. A long-time postal worker friend once told me that the reason “going postal” was an occupational hazard was that the mail never ends. You’re never completed the task. It just keeps coming.
Kind of like the laundry. Why is it that the mom of the house typically becomes the CEO of laundry? As if growing humans inside of our bodies, birthing them,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 17, 2016 at 9:07pm — No Comments
I'm annoyed with Valentines day. It just is too dramatic for my liking. The worst part is that it's dramatic in multiple ways. Whether a person expects a thoughtful gift and high level romance or the HATE VALENTINES DAY, IT'S A HALLMARK HOLIDAY.. blah blah person.. Or that you are single 364 days out the year. Yet if on Valentines day you don't have a date, it's some how the worst thing ever?
If you are only affectionate or thoughtful to your spouse 3 days a year. (Valentine's…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on February 14, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments
Husbands/partners/boyfriends of the world… We’ve got the skinny on what moms really want for Valentine’s Day. Hint: It’s not flowers, or chocolate, or a stupid stuffed bear from CVS.Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 11, 2016 at 2:20pm — No Comments
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