Monthly Archives: May 2014

Remembering widows on Memorial Day

I never really cared about Memorial Day. Or President’s Day. I should toss in Labor Day too. These holidays always felt like filler holidays for me. Until recently I just missed the point of Memorial Day. Was it about remembering everyone who died? Was it like Veteran’s Day but with a different name? Memorial Day […]

Are you the fun parent?


Before I had children, I worked with them. I taught art and science through the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor, Maine. I tutored through the public school system. I was a classroom aid. I was blessed with stupidity about what it means to have kids, and so naturally I thought I would be a super […]

10 Things NOT to say to a stay-at-home-mom


I have a pretty good sense of humor. I can shrug off unintentionally inconsiderate comments or nosey questions, especially when they come from the folks I love the most. But after a while some of the misconceptions about what it means to be a SAHM (that’s Stay-At-Home-Mom for all you non-Mom bloggers) become difficult to […]

Free Bacon!

Once upon a time on a Tuesday morning my kid was complaining in the back seat of the car. It was irritating. We drove through country roads on the way to Grandma’s house. We drove over a bridge. We drove through some woods. My husband fidgeted with the window. The baby slept. The complaining was […]

Housewife Plus featured on Mamalode magazine


Housewife Plus is racking up the publication credits this spring with a new original piece being featured over at the fabulous Mamalode magazine website today! Click over and read the new work called My Mother’s Day Wish. While you are there click around to see what the fantastically talented ladies of Mamalode are up to. You will find […]