How (not) To Write A PhD
When I am feeling my most discouraged and whipped by this PhD I tend to start listing mentally, everything that has happened in my life over the past 2.5 years that have made it impossible for me to “properly” get this thing done. Pathetic, I know- but somehow I think it is kind of a common “poor, poor, pitiful me” thing to do. But, I got to thinking a few days ago that, funnily enough, when I am feeling particularly buoyed and optimistic about getting this…Continue
Added by Shannon Holmes on April 5, 2016 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Sun, sand, ocean. The perfect emotional cocktail for stressed out moms. Whether on the rocks, straight up, neat or dirty, any busy, exhausted, mentally drained mom would love to consume this healing toddy in a glass. Like for real. God bottling up His sand, surf, and rays creation would revolutionize the Zen market and be ama-za-zing.
But is the drink as tasty when lugging toys, coolers, wagons and kids to the beach?
Added by Shelby Spear on March 30, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
If there’s one mom you should be following online, it’s Deva Dalporto of My LifeSuckers. She’s the creator of brilliant viral mom parodies that have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC, Fox News, Yahoo, and more. You may remember her as one of our first MomCave LIVE guests, where we discussed her …Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 24, 2016 at 8:54am — 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
"Did you sign my agenda?"
"Where are my dance shoes?"
"I need money for the book fair!"
These are all questions that I have heard from Tween Girl as we walk out of the door during an already rushed morning.
With a little bit of preparation and patience (lots of patience), you can get out of the…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 4, 2016 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Ah, babies. They have no concept of death and love to snuggle furry things.
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 3, 2016 at 2:45pm — 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
My mom vocabulary is filled with words to uplift and inspire. I pour positive messages into my daughter, praying the words will take root in her heart and her mind. As she reflects on the things I say, she’ll grow into a beautiful, confident and intelligent adult. Each day, we engage in thoughtful conversations--I…Continue
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
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.
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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
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
We’ve also seen the results of those amazing professional family photo shoots. You know the ones plastered all over Facebook, with the entire family in khaki pants and crisp white button downs, artfully arranged on the beach.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on December 3, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments
On our next MomCave LIVE, meet Carey Reilly ofNotSoSkinnyMom.com as we talk MILFs… Moms I’d Like to FRIEND.
Finding mom friends is HARD. Sometimes it feels like high school all over again! Watch us LIVE on Thursday, November 12th at 1pm EST (see video below!) or you can always watch the replay later. We’ll have a giveaway from Hey Mama Teas.
Carey is a Comedian, TV Host and Yahoo Travel! Contributor. You’ve seen…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on November 21, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments
When my first child was just a baby three years ago I was at a loss at how to start giving baby foods. What do you start with? Jars or homemade? How often and how much should I give? This topic is not something that is thoroughly discussed often in doctor’s offices and I found it difficult to find answers when looking online. My doctor just suggested that I could start rice cereals at around four months and start introducing other puree’s slowly from there. So that is exactly what I did. At…Continue
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My son is a product of preschool. My husband and I both work and our parents are either too far away or they also work and were not able to watch him for us. So, off to school he went. It was crazy expensive, but the costs of him going outweighed the cost of me quitting my job. And, thankfully, he loved it. In preschool he learned most of what his teacher is covering now in Kindergarten.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments
I saw someone post this last night and just fell in love.
This is all something we do, that we know we shouldn't, but do anyway.
Right? We see other moms with their children and we think "Should we be doing that?" or "Am I not being the best parent I can be because…Continue
Who says parenthood fries your brain? On a new episode of MomCave LIVE, we talk about the Science of Parenthood with Jessica Ziegler. Jessica (along with her blog partner Norine Dworkin-McDaniel) is the mama behind the illustrated parenting blog, inspired by the madness of raising kids, which even science can’t understand.
We discuss some of science’s sillier theorems. Like……Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 16, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments