Tag Archives: mom lit

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 […]

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: EMILY BALLARD Why Motherhood Will Never Not Be A Contradiction”] If ever there was a woman who writes as honestly as I wish I could it is THIS woman, Emily Ballard. Her words fill my head with visuals so lovely and so densely filled with life that I sometimes find myself inspired to tears. Her […]

Henry Ford was wrong: sometimes when you think can’t…you can

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is sharing her work with Housewife Plus!! *go ahead and be jealous*”] HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae from ABANDONING PRETENSE! I just had to pinch myself to make sure this is real! I have a delightful treat for you this week; the marvelous Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is chilling out on […]

The reason I didn’t cry when I took my son to Pre-K

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: The Reason I Didn’t Cry When I Took My Son To Pre-K”] HOUSE GUEST: Jennifer Adams Collins from GRACEFUL MESS! I am so pleased to introduce a friend of mine from the Bangor Daily News, Jennifer Adams Collins, the voice behind the marvelous, Graceful Mess. Her blog chronicles her adventures as a working mother. Her writing […]

The jaw dropping way this preschooler stood up to a bully

[Tweet “The Jaw Dropping Way THIS Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully”] As a mom, I am always correcting my son’s behavior in an effort to mold him into a well-mannered person. My kid is forever catching some fresh hell for committing run-of-the-mill kid crimes. It isn’t enough for me that he follows the rules. I want […]

Five ways being a mom changed me that I didn’t expect

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Five Ways Being A Mom Changed Me”] 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 pounds! Pattie’s blog […]

The most honest babysitter checklist you will ever need

[Tweet “The most honest babysitter checklist you will ever need”] I have never hired a babysitter. Occasionally, I will plead insanity and convince my mother-in-law to take my children for a few hours so that I can drag my poor exhausted husband out for a date night. This is a rare event for a variety […]

From empty nest to full house

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Menopausal Mother’s Marcia Kester Doyle on Housewife Plus!”] 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 I do! […]

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 […]