Category Archives: House Guest

One mother’s inspiring story of overcoming loss

Brea Schmidt - Miracle Machine

The following content is a guest post by Brea Schmidt of The Thinking Branch. More information on how to become a guest blogger for Housewife Plus can be found at the end of this post. Thank You, Miracle Machine. You Can Take A Rest Now By Brea Schmidt My youngest turned one a couple of […]

Civil Unrest is America’s Problem

Zoe T., holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest in Oakland, California, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger Zoe T. holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest in Oakland NOAH BERGER

We know what you’re thinking: what do two white women from the deep South know about race that I don’t? What could they possibly tell me that I don’t already know?

Bonbons, daytime TV cause for children’s removal from home

Bonbons, daytime TV cause for children's removal from home

The children of housewife and stay-at-home mom, Lucy Compton of Springfield, Illinois, were removed from her custody today after neighbors complained that the smell of ice cream bonbons and the sound of daytime soap operas were disruptive to their stroller jogging groups.

Orlando, please understand

Orlando, please understand

“I am watching your widespread sharing of opinions across all forms of media since the brutal slaying of innocent Americans in Orlando. You are sharing what you are for or what you are against. You are posting little internet memes about religions and weapons and political candidates.”

This is why we can’t have nice (environmentally-friendly) things

Once I had my own children, it was easy to develop an affinity for fellow mothers — to commiserate with them over sleepless nights born of 2 a.m. fevers, mealtime struggles with picky eaters and the Sisyphean effort to keep a house clean in the presence of jelly-smearing, mud-splattering littles. But there’s one mother with […]

How to vacation with a disability

Ashley Fuchs - How to vacation with a disability

“I did a lot of research, made some good guesses, and a few mistakes. But I’m going to show you how to vacation with a disability (or at least, how we did it.)” Ashley Fuchs, guest blogger on Housewife Plus

Will the real adult please stand up?

Will the real adult please stand up?

Will the Real Adult Please Stand Up? By Melissa Mowry of One Mother to Another I fumble around in the darkness, trying to locate the light switch in the pitch black of the master bathroom. I can’t risk the light waking the baby, who is finally, blessedly asleep in the bassinet next to our bed, […]

“Orgasmic birth” cannot possibly be a real thing, can it?

"Orgasmic birth" cannot possibly be a real thing, can it?

“Orgasmic birth” cannot possibly be a real thing, can it? By Hannah Mayer of sKIDmarks Editor’s Note: This piece was first published on Scary Mommy and is being republished here at Housewife Plus with full permission by the author. In a determined effort to reverse my body’s slow but sure transformation into John Goodman, I […]