Monthly Archives: September 2014

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction

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HOUSE GUEST: EMILY BALLARD Why Motherhood Will Never Not Be A Contradiction Click To Tweet If ever there was a woman who writes as honestly as I wish I could it is THIS woman, Emily Ballard. Her words fill my head with visuals so lovely and so densely filled with life that I sometimes find myself inspired to […]

4 Year old kid assists in capturing swarm of bees

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4YO Assists In Capturing Swarm Of Bees Click To Tweet A truly astonishing event occurred in my own backyard yesterday; my 4 year-old son assisted a professional beekeeper in capturing a swarm of bees! We first noticed the swarm, about the size of a basketball, clinging to a thin branch of an apple tree a couple of […]

Henry Ford was wrong: sometimes when you think can’t…you can

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HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is sharing her work with Housewife Plus!! *go… Click To Tweet HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae from ABANDONING PRETENSE! I just had to pinch myself to make sure this is real! I have a delightful treat for you this week; the marvelous Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is chilling out on my blog […]

The reason I didn’t cry when I took my son to Pre-K

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HOUSE GUEST: The Reason I Didn’t Cry When I Took My Son To Pre-K Click To Tweet HOUSE GUEST: Jennifer Adams Collins from GRACEFUL MESS! I am so pleased to introduce a friend of mine from the Bangor Daily News, Jennifer Adams Collins, the voice behind the marvelous, Graceful Mess. Her blog chronicles her adventures as a working mother. […]

The jaw dropping way this preschooler stood up to a bully

The Jaw Dropping Way THIS Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully Click To Tweet As a mom, I am always correcting my son’s behavior in an effort to mold him into a well-mannered person. My kid is forever catching some fresh hell for committing run-of-the-mill kid crimes. It isn’t enough for me that he follows the rules. […]

Five ways being a mom changed me that I didn’t expect

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HOUSE GUEST: Five Ways Being A Mom Changed Me Click To Tweet HOUSE GUEST: Pattie Reaves from AFTER THE COUCH! I am so pleased to introduce a local favorite at the Bangor Daily News, Pattie Reaves from After the Couch, a blog that documents are journey toward living a healthy lifestyle after losing a remarkable 50 pounds! […]

The most honest babysitter checklist you will ever need

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The most honest babysitter checklist you will ever need Click To Tweet I have never hired a babysitter. Occasionally, I will plead insanity and convince my mother-in-law to take my children for a few hours so that I can drag my poor exhausted husband out for a date night. This is a rare event for […]