Tag Archives: SAHM

Sarah Cottrell Roasts The Wonder Pets

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 […]

Breastfeeding in public made me a better mom

[Tweet “breastfeeding in public made me a better mom”]When 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 months we quit. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Rhubarb Citrus Jam Recipe

The best part about summer is all the fabulous edible loot. Once June hits I find myself scrambling in my kitchen trying to can up as much food for the winter as absolutely possible. I feel like Frederick the mouse trying to make summer last well beyond the high temperatures and the green grass lazy […]

5 Unavoidable certainties of summertime with kids

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 […]

20 Rules for camping with a baby

We have one of those giant family-sized LL Bean camping tents. Unpacking it and getting the poles into the right pockets in order to set the thing up is about as frustrating as putting up Christmas lights. But once the tent is assembled we have an instant camping adventure right there in the backyard. This […]

10 Sneaky ways moms find solitude

I have a confession: I sometimes create ridiculous distractions to safely occupy my children long enough to buy me 10 measly minutes alone. I suspect that all moms – from June Cleaver to Peggy Bundy – are guilty of this too. If you are like me then you have also likely attempted one of these […]