Mommy Bloggers Are Making My Biological Clock Tick

Most of the blogs I follow are by women and these women all have children. Whether self proclaimed or not, they are a part of the "Mommy Blog" generation, which I love. I love reading about other women's experiences as they navigate life as a 21st century woman -- maintaining some kind of identity or femininity while still striving to be a good parent. It's nice to know that you're not alone as you chisel crayon off the kitchen wall for the umpteenth time, snapping your nails in the process. There's just one problem. I don't have a child....more
@Katie Taylor I completely agree. I am a mom of three- and I am always happy to find that people ... more

Motherhood Is an Ever-Evolving State of Being

When I was pregnant with Miss, I read everything I could get my hands on about being pregnant, labor and delivery, taking care of a baby, the necessary gear to take care of a baby, and so on. I joined a support group for breastfeeding moms before she was even born. I extensively researched every baby item I bought, learned all about making my own baby food (bought several “cook books” for this in fact), and obsessed over having the perfect nursery....more
I really love this. And our last house had stairs-- girl, you are not alone! I'm working on 6 ... more

A List for a Bad Day: 10 Things I Love About Being a Mom

It's so easy to be fussy. It is so easy to think about all the reasons why I'd be completely justified to just sit down, right now, in the middle of the floor -- and cry. But I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to do that, because I have too much to be thankful for... and so do you....more
@4 the love of family What a sweet idea! Thanks! :) more

Good morning, EVERYONE! Today's theme is: ACCOMPLISHMENT. As in, getting stuff done! schooling, housecleaning, organizing, grocery shopping.

Good morning, EVERYONE! Today's theme is: ACCOMPLISHMENT. As in, getting stuff done! schooling, housecleaning, organizing, grocery shopping. ...more
oh man, 'these are a few of my favorite things'!more

Pregnancy Feels Different This Time

I am now officially telling people I am pregnant, instead of just declining a glass of wine while they smile at me knowingly. This means people like to ask me the hard pregnancy questions like, "Is it a boy or girl?" and "Is it just like last time?"...more
I know what you mean... and I guess that's why 'they' say every pregnancy is different. I have 3 ...more

A List for a Bad Day: 10 Things I Love About Being a Mom

It's so easy to be fussy. It is so easy to think about all the reasons why I'd be completely justified to just sit down, right now, in the middle of the floor -- and cry. But I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to do that, because I have too much to be thankful for... and so do you....more
@bklynjenn Thank you!! more

A List for a Bad Day: 10 Things I Love About Being a Mom

It's so easy to be fussy. It is so easy to think about all the reasons why I'd be completely justified to just sit down, right now, in the middle of the floor -- and cry. But I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to do that, because I have too much to be thankful for... and so do you....more
@JennaHatfield Girl, say it again. ;) Some things can only be fixed by a good cry and a ... more

Seven Blogging Lessons in Seven Blogging Years

I recently celebrated seven years of blogging. In seven years, I’ve learned a couple of things about this process.  Here are seven lessons about blogging that I’ve learned over the past seven years. ...more
Sometimes I get so consumed with writing and posting that I forget to live! I know that sounds ... more

My Mom Doesn't Respect Our Santa-Free Christmas

Some of my parenting choices are a little bit unconventional. Not outrageously so, but mildly. I co-sleep and breastfeed my toddler. We did baby-led weaning. I skipped the purees and instead introduced table food at eight months. I don’t believe in spanking and I am not planning on telling my son that Santa Claus is a real person....more
Hi! As soon as I read the title of your post, I knew it was going to be interesting. :) I was ...more

What is chatter?

What is chatter? ...more
@Karen Ballum Thanks! I figured that was the case... I'm still figuring out Blogher, and ... more