Monthly Archives: September 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Funny Stories By Sleepy Moms

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[Tweet “BOOK REVIEW: Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Funny Stories By Sleepy Moms Edited by Lisa Nolan”] There is a lot of bad parenting advice out there posing as logical and even clever wisdom on how to raise children without losing one’s mind. Adages like sleep when the baby sleeps and other dumb ideas teach moms […]

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction

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[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: EMILY BALLARD Why Motherhood Will Never Not Be A Contradiction”] 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 tears. Her […]

4 Year old kid assists in capturing swarm of bees

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[Tweet “4YO Assists In Capturing Swarm Of Bees”] 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 days ago. […]

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

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[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is sharing her work with Housewife Plus!! *go ahead and be jealous*”] 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 […]

Maine publisher makes big announcement

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[Tweet “BIG FAT HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!! #ClashoftheCouples Cover Reveal!!”] I am ridiculously excited to FINALLY tell everyone that I am going to be published in THIS FABULOUS book out of Maine publisher, Blue Lobster Book Company! This hilarious anthology is edited by and features several Maine writers. DO NOT MISS THIS! Coupledom. Fact or fable, Adam and […]

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

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[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: The Reason I Didn’t Cry When I Took My Son To Pre-K”] 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. Her writing […]

The jaw dropping way this preschooler stood up to a bully

[Tweet “The Jaw Dropping Way THIS Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully”] 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. I want […]

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

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[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Five Ways Being A Mom Changed Me”] 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! Pattie’s blog […]

The most honest babysitter checklist you will ever need

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[Tweet “The most honest babysitter checklist you will ever need”] 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 a variety […]