Tag Archives: women

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

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 […]

What to do when your friend suffers a miscarriage

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 […]

The solitary mom club

[Tweet “Are You A Member of the Solitary Mom Club?”] In late 2014 I started blogging about being a stay at home mom. Not because I had some secret to success or a treasure trove of pin worthy tips to share, but because I was drowning in the deafening tediousness of motherhood. Where were all […]

Motherhood isn’t beautiful

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Emily Gallo Lays Down Some Truth!”] Sometimes I get blog crushes. I find writers who are able to compose smart and compelling essays on motherhood in a way that I just can’t. Emily Gallo of Girl, Always Interrupted is just such a writer. I follow her work closely and I am always […]

A snow-covered turkey and Thanksgiving chicken nuggets

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: The charming Crystal Ponti is pulling up a seat and dishing on her big holiday flub”] It is an absolute treat to bring you an original tale of holiday woe by my dear friend, Crystal Ponti. Don’t worry though because this tale will leave you laughing and counting your blessing this Thanksgiving! […]

Why I’m thankful for blogging

[Tweet “House Guest: Good Girl Gone Redneck Is Sharing A Tender Moment With Housewife Plus…Don’t Miss This!”] I am very pleased to introduce you to my blog friend Andrea Bates of Good Girl Gone Redneck! Andrea is filled with the kind of online skills that make a writer like me envious at best. Not only […]

A renovation might kill us or how to know when it’s time to move

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: One of the funniest women on the Internet is hanging out with me today…can you guess who she is?”] I read a lot of blogs. A. Lot. I have a hard time narrowing my favorite writers down because the number of styles and genres that these uber talented ladies write in leave […]

The apple peeler

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Pixie.c.d shares a beautiful and charming essay about a simple apple peeler”] Do you ever have a few names floating in your social media that you wish you could know more personally? Pixie.c.d was such a name to me. Her tweets always make me laugh and her blog posts always make me […]

8 Life lessons from a foxy Grandma

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: I’ll give you hint. Housewife Plus is gettin’ FOXY this week!”] Every night after I get the kids to bed I fire up my laptop and start click clacking away at some new story. And every night, right in the middle of the clicking and the clacking I start to wonder what […]

4 Things about childhood that have changed forever

[Tweet “4 Things About Childhood That Have Changed Forever”] 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 read this fantastic […]