Tag Archives: parenthood

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


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 […]

Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored


Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored Click To Tweet Before I reveal the epically ridiculous stunts that my preschooler committed today while visiting his grandparents let me first give a round of applause to my mother and father in law for not disowning my frightfully inventive four-year-old and me. Thank you (one hundred […]

Moms, do you suffer from this awkward problem too?

Moms, do you suffer from this awkward problem too? Click To Tweet This is how phone calls happen in my house now. Me: Hey, kiddo, Mommy needs to make a quick phone call so don’t interrupt, K? Kiddo: Uh…yup. Ok, Mom. Me: Ok, here I go…making my phone call…so…don’t interrupt…remember that…K? Kiddo: not listening (74 seconds […]

From empty nest to full house


HOUSE GUEST: Menopausal Mother’s Marcia Kester Doyle on Housewife Plus! Click To Tweet HOUSE GUEST: Menopausal Mother’s Marcia Kester Doyle I am so pleased to introduce a popular and hilarious voice in the mom blogosphere, Menopausal Mother‘s Marcia Kester Doyle! Her work is poignant, funny, and spot on. I hope you enjoy her as much […]

The differences between the first and second child


The Differences Between Kids One And Two Click To Tweet In many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me […]

31 Steps to surviving a movie with a kid


When I was pregnant with my first child I told everyone that I wasn’t going to let my kid watch TV. Screens rot the brain, after all. I said a lot of annoying know-it-all junk like that. But then I discovered that a movie could be a fabulous short-term babysitter while I get urgent things […]

The Disgusting Truth About Cloth Diapers


Last night I spent a whopping 20 minutes dunking cloth diapers in the toilet to clean off the solid left overs of the boujee baby food that two days ago my wee lad made a grand show of protesting. Pretty gross, huh? During pregnancy with baby number two, my husband and I swore the solemn cloth […]

100 Things To Do In Maine With Kids


     Take a selfie with Paul Bunyan      Eat a lobster      Crab fishing      Skip rocks      Bon fire      Visit the DeLorme Map Store to see the giant rotating globe in Yarmouth      Potato sack race      Swim in the ocean      Charter a sailboat (some are inexpensive!) Cheer on the racers in […]