Monthly Archives: August 2014

From empty nest to full house

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[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Menopausal Mother’s Marcia Kester Doyle on Housewife Plus!”] HOUSE GUEST: Menopausal Mother’s Marcia Kester Doyle I am so pleased to introduce a popular and hilarious voice in the mom blogosphere, Menopausal Mother‘s Marcia Kester Doyle! Her work is poignant, funny, and spot on. I hope you enjoy her as much I do! […]

The moment I stopped caring about my weight

[Tweet “The Moment I Stopped Caring About My Weight”] In college I was a svelte 130 pounds. I could wear anything and look like a waif. I could eat buckets of ice cream or live on black coffee and cigarettes, it didn’t matter because my weight was seemingly never more than an ounce over 130 […]

4 Things about childhood that have changed forever

[Tweet “4 Things About Childhood That Have Changed Forever”] HOUSE GUEST: Lauren Cormier of Oh, Honestly! I am giddy this week because I snagged one of my FAVORITE Bangor Daily News Mom Bloggers to guest post for Housewife Plus this week! Please, seriously, grab a glass of wine, a cozy seat, and read this fantastic […]

How to clean your house in ­­­­10 easy steps

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[Tweet “How To Clean Your House In 10 Snarky Steps”]My mother-in-law once told me that trying to clean a house as a mother is like trying to clean in a hurricane: it’s kind of pointless. She was right. Cleaning my house these days requires several things: deep reserves of patience, bucket loads of energy, a […]

House Guest: Maggie Draper – It Won’t Always Be This Way

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[Tweet “House Guest Maggie Draper on Housewife Plus!”] This week I am pleased to introduce you to a new Mom Blogger on the block, Maggie Draper. She has a quick sense of humor, a great capacity for story telling, and a charming writing style. Check out her story here. If you like her then be sure to […]

Blog Hop: What does a writer do?

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[Tweet “Housewife Plus is in a Blog Hop!”]I was tagged in a Blog Hop! What is a Blog Hop? It is a way for writers to share their process while getting their name and links out to potential new readers. The rules are simple, if you get tagged you list the person who tagged you, answer […]

House Guest: Miranda Gargasz – A Thousand Pictures’ Worth

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[Tweet “House Guest: Miranda Gargasz”] Each Monday I will introduce a new Mom Blogger to you, dear reader. When I was brand new at this parenting gig I often felt lonely and frustrated by the lack of my village. You know, that mythical community of folks to help pick up the slack when you feel about […]

A lobster nearly killed me

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[Tweet “A lobster nearly killed me.”]Alright. Fine. I’m exaggerating a little bit. I did not nearly die by the claw of a lobster. Although, for a minute there, it sure seemed like I might. Yesterday was my mother-in-law’s birthday. For the record, she turned 49.[1] To celebrate her birthday (which is usually a week or […]

The differences between the first and second child

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[Tweet “The Differences Between Kids One And Two”]In many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me about the differences […]