Category Archives: Blog

The annual holiday identity crisis starts now

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The Annual Holiday Crisis Starts NowClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule photo credit: Carol Browne via photopin cc Thank you candy companies for making the concept of time exceedingly more difficult to explain to my child. Just when I thought that teaching my kid to read time on both digital and analog clock faces was hard enough, Hershey’s had to […]

From empty nest to full house

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HOUSE GUEST: Menopausal Mother’s Marcia Kester Doyle on Housewife Plus!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

The moment I stopped caring about my weight

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The Moment I Stopped Caring About My WeightClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule photo credit: mod as hell via photopin cc 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 […]

4 Things about childhood that have changed forever

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4 Things About Childhood That Have Changed ForeverClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

How to clean your house in ­­­­10 easy steps

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How To Clean Your House In 10 Snarky StepsClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleMy 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 […]

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

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House Guest Maggie Draper on Housewife Plus!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

Blog Hop: What does a writer do?

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Housewife Plus is in a Blog Hop!Click To TweetPowered By CoScheduleI 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 […]

House Guest: Miranda Gargasz – A Thousand Pictures’ Worth

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House Guest: Miranda GargaszClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

A lobster nearly killed me

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A lobster nearly killed me.Click To TweetPowered By CoScheduleAlright. 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 […]

The differences between the first and second child

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The Differences Between Kids One And TwoClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleIn 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 […]