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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 […]

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.

It’s Really 10 Months Special Delivery: From Girth to Birth

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It is with GREAT pleasure that I get to tell you that It’s Really 10 Months Special Delivery: A Collections of Stories from Girth to Birth Edited by the marvelous Natalie Guenther, Kim Schenkelberg, and Celeste Snodgrass has hit the stores! This book is a perfect gift for moms and moms-to-be! Filled with more than […]

Book Review: Mothering Through The Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience

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MOTHERING THROUGH THE DARKNESS Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience Edited by Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger * Disclaimer: I received an advance reader copy of this book. * Sometimes resiliency is revealed through the variegated shades of tragedy and grief that so often colors the private horror that is postpartum depression. In the […]

I want to be four again

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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 […]

What to do when your friend suffers a miscarriage

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There are few greater joys in the world than seeing two small lines appearing on a stick. The news that there is life sprouting in a womb, especially your best friend’s womb, is marvelous and life changing. Visions of layettes and heirloom names start dotting conversations. Hopes and dreams for the future are uttered with […]

I’m not ready for kindergarten

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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 […]

Listen To Your Mother: Bangor announces local chairty for 2015 show

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LTYM Bangor Announces Local Charity: SPRUCE RUN WOMANCARE ALLIANCE Click To Tweet We are SO PROUD to announce that the LTYM Bangor 2015 show will be raising funds to help support the truly marvelous Spruce Run Womancare Alliancefollow! During the May 7th Listen To Your Mother show Bangor, we will be donating 10% of all ticket proceeds to […]