Tag Archives: kids

The reason I didn’t cry when I took my son to school

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 […]

I’m not ready for kindergarten

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 […]

What are you spending for back to school shopping?

My son is entering kindergarten in less than two weeks. *dramatic pause* While we keep him clothed and shoed (shoed?) with fairly nice threads already, my husband and I decided that our kid should have school clothes that stay clean and separate from his let’s-run-through-mud-and-catch-frogs clothes. So, like any reasonable person I made a list and went shopping at a […]

5 Tested parenting hacks for a successful timeout

My kids can be real turds. There are many moments in a day when I find myself wanting to threaten a timeout, but I bite my tongue and find more clever ways to get my kids to behave because let’s face it, timeouts do not work. Not only does it create supremely grumpy children, but […]

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

[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 […]

5 Ways moms ruin a good time

[Tweet “5 Ways Moms Ruin A Good Time”] There is a new phrase at my house that my husband and children love to toss around. Whenever I start to cross a line into the territory of nagging or hovering over my brood they tell me to, “quit Momming it up!” I have heard this phrase […]

Crawling after my toddler with no pants

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Toni Hammer Tells A Funny Poop Story! “] Everyone loves a poop story, right? Well, if you’re a parent you do and chances are you probably have a few of your own to share! This week I have the delightful Toni Hammer from Is It Bedtime Yet? fame! She is sharing a […]

7 Lessons of motherhood

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: My fav BDN writer is sharing 7 lessons in motherhood today!”] Even newspaper reporters have fans and I am a fan of ROOTED IN ME writer Natalie Feulner. Her work covers issues that as a mother I care deeply about. Natalie brings attention to the rise in the use of cloth diapers, […]

Step 1: Preheat the oven Step 2: Hose down the cat

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: The Outstanding Comedienne Vikki Claflin is chilling with Housewife Plus!”] Do you know what I love more than anything? Laughing. Laughing can cure darn near anything; broken hearts, the blues, writer’s block, a staring contest, even a tense moment. I spend my days searching for the funny moments because if I don’t then I will […]

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver

[Tweet “DIY Last Minute Halloween Kids Costume Problem Solver”] I have a ridiculously smart 4YO. I’m not bragging here, he out wits me at least 18 times a day, folks. This clever child of mine can figure out almost anything. Mom and dad are spelling secrets to each other? Guess what?! He suddenly knows how […]