Stay at Home Mom


September 17, 2016

“Are you still blogging?” Yikes, has it really been THAT long??? Since the minute I quit my job, over five years ago, I have been sweating what the next chapter would look like. I knew that my retirement from that field didn’t mean that I’d spend the rest of my life popping bonbons and lounging. I wasn’t sure what life […]

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The Next Chapter

May 19, 2016

In another life not that long ago, I had a great job. I loved that job. I was on a path. That path was going in only one direction – up. I worked hard in high school to get into a good college. I busted my butt in college to do well. I applied to every job under the sun […]

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Support System

May 4, 2016

When our babies are young, we start them in playgroups. Why? What’s the point of a bunch of small babies eating each others’ rattles and spitting up on each others’ socks? I’m sure in some way we are teaching our children early socialization skills. More importantly, the mothers are finding an outlet. We are trying to reach out to people […]

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Poor Third Child

March 23, 2016

Oh no, not here, not now…you are not choosing TODAY to be potty-trained!!! Noah decided today was the day for underwear. I can’t tell you how that should be music to my ears, but it just isn’t. I must go to the gym, I have a mani/pedi date, Adam is out of town – this is NOT the day to […]

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Round of Applause

February 12, 2016

To the mom making creative Pinterest valentines, I applaud you.  I applaud you because either you have a cooperative child who is happy to spend the time tying, cutting and gluing.  Or I applaud you because you have children like mine who you struggle to get to sign their names to their valentines and you STILL spent the extra time […]

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I’m Haunted

December 2, 2015

Since I’ve been a mom, I haven’t always been a stay-at-home mom. I worked until Drew was three and Gabby was one. It was a very tough decision to quit my job. I always knew I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, which probably made it that much harder to work full-time while having babies, but I also loved my […]

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August 6, 2015

I idealized the concept of motherhood so much. I thought when I became a mother any selfish life I had before would be gone. I would switch modes to an over-zealous, over-achieving mother that only wanted to do for her children. What I didn’t anticipate was having such a strong will to keep my sense of self.  My mother is […]

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Staycation Success

June 22, 2015

Last week I put my “mom of the year” thinking cap on and spent quality time with my kids each and every day. We were in that conundrum between school and camp and I decided to make the most of it! In the past I’ve spent a great deal of time dreading it in the anticipation, surviving it while doing […]

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I am not going to shut the eff up!!!

October 14, 2014

I’ve caught this blog circulating Facebook and it erkkkks me big time. The underlying theme is how very lucky those of us who get to stay home with our kids really are. Who can argue that? The part that really infuriates me is that anyone, let alone a fellow SAHM, would make us seem like whiney, ungrateful people! There is […]

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Progress Report

September 2, 2014

Most jobs or schools give you an evaluation or progress report. They provide some document where your abilities are assessed. Over three years ago I quit my job to take on the full time role of mommy. Neither Adam nor the kids have reviewed my performance but I have a feeling that if they did, I’d be scored pretty badly. […]

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