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10 Things to do in Belfast, Maine

[Tweet “10 things to do in belfast, maine”] As 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 Guide section […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mom bloggers lash out in hot debate after recent school shooting

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 […]

15 Ridiculous expectations for Mother’s Day

There are two days in the year that I look forward to the most, my birthday and Mother’s Day. In my family it is understood that Mom essentially gets these two selfish days off without question. Inevitably something in the plan goes awry and I end up manning the Mother station anyway. In my wild fantasy Mother’s […]

Good Morning, Sunshine

4:32 AM Loud Child: Mom, I have tuh pee! Mom: Uh huh…go ahead…I’m listening…hurry up and come back…*groan* Loud Child: Mom, can I have some PBS and some juice? Mom: For the love of all things, child, go back to bed! Loud Child: (stomps into bedroom) 5:03 AM Loud Child: (CRASH!) Mom: (opens only one […]