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10 Things to do when you’re stuck inside during a snowstorm

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[Tweet “10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside During A Snowstorm”] I think of snow as Mother Nature’s glitter bomb. It is lovely to look at from behind the safety of a window but once you enter it you become wet, frozen, and miserable. I dread snowstorms now that I have kids because it […]

Real woman workout

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[Tweet “Real Woman Workout”] It is a new year. Lists have been made. Resolutions have been firmly committed to. Perhaps even a few have been broken. At some point in my resolution making for this year I decided that I wouldn’t put things like diet, workout, organize my house….etc because I never stick to those. Today it occurred to […]

Mom writes a letter to Santa

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[Tweet “Mom Writes A Letter To Santa”] Dear Santa, What the ever-loving hell? I thought we had a deal, man?! In exchange for me telling my kids some insane story that you show up in the middle of the night with gifts that would appease their impulsive little hearts YOU would put the fear of […]

5 Life hacks for cold and flu season

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[Tweet “5 Life Hacks For Cold And Flu Season”] Days after Thanksgiving I heard the first sign…a sniffle…this was followed by some light-weight whining. My two kids were coming down with a cold. This nasty little bug flew through my house with reckless abandon and infected everyone. Now we are dealing with a Mom Cold, […]

Happy FIRST Birthday, Housewife Plus

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[Tweet “Happy FIRST Birthday, Housewife Plus!”] Blogging is dumb. I heard that a few times when I started the Housewife Plus project. The first few months I wrote were boring, unfunny, and totally in secret. No one knew I had a blog. I wrote about everything in the beginning. I had no centralized theme or […]

The Universal Truth of Motherhood

[Tweet “The Universal Truth of Motherhood”] 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 muffin top. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]