Flurry Of Emotions

How do I begin? How do I put into word what exactly am I feeling at this very moment? How do I describe how I have been feeling for the past couple of weeks? ...more

Pros and Cons of Being a Work at Home Mom

Working at home sounds like a dream from many. As with everything in life, there are pros and cons of being a work at home mom. The potential perks of making this decision can impact your life financially, emotionally and right down to the very relationships you hold dear.Pros And Cons Of Being A Work At Home Mom...more

Season's Cleaning Tips From Merry Maids

The holiday season brings with it the excitement of gifts, joy of family dinners and the usual warm, fuzzy feelings. Underlying all of that is often the fear of being judged on the cleanliness of your home, not by Santa, but by your own near and dear ones. This year, Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert for Merry Maids, shares her tried and tested “Season’s Cleanings” tips that will satisfy even the most difficult in-laws and keep your name from ending up on the naughty list....more

‘Tis the season: Season’s Cleaning Tips From Merry Maids

The holiday season brings with it the excitement of gifts, joy of family dinners and the usual warm, fuzzy feelings. Underlying all of that is often the fear of being judged on the cleanliness of your home, not by Santa, but by your own near and dear ones. This year, Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert Read more.. ....more

Pregnancy From A Guy’s View

This is my wife’s 3rd pregnancy, and this one is special to me because I am here. I am not off working as an OTR driver like I was for my son, Cameron. I am not some 5000 miles away because Ana and I couldn’t be together because of outside influences and legal ramifications ....more

Ask Away Friday With Jan

Hey hey, it’s another Friday! Before we dive into Ask Away Friday, I wanted to share a little anecdote with you. It happened around this time of the year, while we were still living in Florida and I will probably forever hold a small grudge for doing what I did ....more

OBM Gets An Addition

OBM is getting an addition. It’s a life changing, life altering addition to boot. We have alluded to it, we have hinted at it; but we had to confer with Mateo and Lesley before we really took it public ....more

Ask Away Friday With Jill

Hey, hey it’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Ask Away Friday. This week we are swapping with Jill from The Singapore Writing Homemaker. She is a new blogger and new to Ask Away Friday and it was my pleasure to be the first one to swap with her ....more

How A Video Game Changed My Life

This is something I wanted to share for a long time now, because it explains in part how we got to where we are. A few people asked about it and I’m now putting it out here. In a way, it all snowballed from July 2010, and it happened in a true Murphy fashion: Everything Read more.. ....more

Parenting across cultures

This post is prompted by Tamara from Tamara Like Camera Blog. She wanted to know if there are any differences between being  a mom in Croatia vs being one in USA. I will attempt to satisfy her curiosity in this post. When Tamara asked me if there are any differences between two countries, my first thought was not really. Then I started thinking about it, which is always a dangerous thing. At first glance, I'd like to stay by my initial reply and say not really. After all, being a mom is just that: being a mom....more