Tag Archives: compassion

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.”

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother (At least I'd like to think they did) By Diane Atwood

On Christmas day, 1983, my husband and I had our first child. If nothing much had stressed me out before, now that I was a mother, nearly everything did.

One mother’s reaction to the Syrian refugee crisis


ONE MOTHER’S REACTION TO THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS By Michelle C. I don’t talk about politics or religion or sex on my blog. Well, other than to occasionally make fun of or rant about Donald Trump, but come on, it’s Donald Trump. I don’t talk about it because I am not prepared for the onslaught […]

Naughty hearts need love too

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If you are just tuning in, the House Guest series introduces emerging and established voices in the blogger world to the Housewife Plus audience. The writers featured here share their stories about parenting, marriage, and life in general. They are sometimes serious, other times funny, but always real. For information on how to be featured in the House Guest […]

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction


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 […]

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


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. […]

An open letter to the nurses at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center

Dear Nursing Staff, You know my son. He is four and already a bit of a Casanova. Today he paid you a visit to be treated for his bleeding disorder and he brought you daffodils that he picked himself. He limped around the children’s floor handing out flowers and sass. More than a few of […]