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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 […]

4 Things about childhood that have changed forever

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4 Things About Childhood That Have Changed ForeverClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule HOUSE GUEST: Lauren Cormier of Oh, Honestly! I am giddy this week because I snagged one of my FAVORITE Bangor Daily News Mom Bloggers to guest post for Housewife Plus this week! Please, seriously, grab a glass of wine, a cozy seat, and […]

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 […]

Sarah Cottrell Roasts The Wonder Pets

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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 […]

10 Things to do in Belfast, Maine

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10 things to do in belfast, maineClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleAs a contributor to Scary Mommy, I write a lot about what it’s like to be a stay-at-home-mom in Maine. So when the editor asked me to consider writing up a piece on a local Maine town that could be included in their fabulous Travel […]

Breastfeeding in public made me a better mom

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breastfeeding in public made me a better momClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleWhen my first son was born he spent several weeks in a NICU and was fed breast milk through a feeding tube. Once we were able to bring him home, learning how to breastfeed was unbearable for both of us. So after four difficult […]

14 Truths About Potty Training Boys That No One Will Tell You

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As the sole female in my house I have seen a lot of crazy bathroom related things that leave me wondering if perhaps men truly are hopelessly untamed. I say that with love. From skid marks to lessons in wiping, “accidently” flushing a Hot Wheels car to talking to strangers about poop, I have seen […]

5 Unavoidable certainties of summertime with kids

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I remember summer vacations as long stretches of time that rolled out in front of me into forever. The lazy days stacked up as my skin changed colors and my adventures petered out into afternoon snoozes in the shade. But now I’m a mom and summertime means that my kids get to experience this annual […]

Mom bloggers lash out in hot debate after recent school shooting

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Housewife Plus is a humor mom/lit parenting blog. There is rarely anything more diabolically polarizing than poop stories or funny complaints about my crazy toddlers posted here. This morning my internal Mom world was rocked when I read an article on Scary Mommy authored by a clearly angry and passionate Mom Blogger and teacher on the topic […]