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The Universal Truth of Motherhood

The Universal Truth of MotherhoodClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule This morning I did it. I lost my cool and whisper-screamed, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE IN THIS DAMN HOUSE?! I didn’t mean to do it. In fact, right after my blast of sour accusation I immediately felt the weight of guilt sucker punching my […]

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

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BOOK REVIEW: Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Funny Stories By Sleepy Moms Edited by Lisa NolanClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction

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HOUSE GUEST: EMILY BALLARD Why Motherhood Will Never Not Be A ContradictionClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

Maine publisher makes big announcement

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BIG FAT HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!! #ClashoftheCouples Cover Reveal!!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

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

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HOUSE GUEST: Five Ways Being A Mom Changed MeClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

A letter of expectations to my future daughter-in-law

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A letter to my future DILClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleToday Loud Child sat in my lap and told me stories about all of his favorite things. He played with my hair. He sang me a song. He gave me hugs and he kissed my forehead. This was a remarkably affectionate occasion for my son who […]

Housewife Plus does happy hour

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Housewife Plus does happy hourClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleDid you know that the fun at Housewife Plus is not limited to the Bangor Daily News? Check out the new page, Happy Hour to see a growing list of publications from the cheeky Sarah Cottrell (me!) at fantastic sites like Scary Mommy, Humor Press, BlogHer, Mamalode […]

Sarah Cottrell Roasts The Wonder Pets

I have been a big fat huge fan of Nicole Leigh Shaw’s Ninja Mom Blog for a while. Nicole is a sassy writer who can out wit some of the best humorists on the block. So when I heard through the mom blogosphere that she was looking for submissions for her famous Character Assassination Carousel, I […]

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Two years ago I finished graduate school and earned my MFA. During the final push to get my thesis completed I felt important and intensely smart. In fact, in those final months before commencement I believe I was probably the smartest that I’ll ever be. And then in one moment my role as a modern […]