10 things that surprised me about adoption

I’ve been on what I like to call the adoption crazy train since 2011, when we first decided to adopt our son Zack from China. For those of you who are new here, welcome, and I’ll take a second to catch you up....more

5 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Fiesta

The best, easiest crockpot chicken recipe around! I love my crockpot. If I were clever and poetic, I would write an ode to my crockpot ....more

An introvert's guide to rocking #BlogHer15

IF YOU’RE AN INTROVERT, YOU CAN STILL ROCK A BLOGGING CONFERENCE…OH YES YOU CAN!I’m an introvert. Someone once told me I was an extroverted introvert but I’m not sure what the hell that really means. I am not shy. I like people but I like them in small doses. Most of the time, I’m happy enough with my own company. The things I like to do for fun – writing, running, reading – are easily solitary pursuits. Large groups of people bring on my anxiety and highlight my awkwardness.So, I think I’ll just go with introvert....more

An introvert’s guide to surviving a blogging conference

If you’re an introvert, you can still rock a blogging conference…oh yes you can! I’m an introvert. Someone once told me I was an extroverted introvert but I’m not sure what the hell that really means ....more

Diner owners behaving badly – Pancakes and tantrums edition

Have you heard about the diner owner who yelled at the kid for making too much noise? My family and I like to go to brunch at places that serve fancy pancakes. And by places that serve fancy pancakes, I mean the kind that offers more than one variety of syrup ....more

Hey Target: this feminist mom says it’s “just a tee shirt”

Have you heard about the brouhaha caused by some New Jersey students after they saw T-shirts imprinted with “Trophy” and “Mrs.” on the front for sale in the Junior Department at Target? I was sucked in by some “headline news” this morning. The caption read: Woman furious over what she sees at Target, warns others […] The post Hey Target: this feminist mom says it’s “just a tee shirt” appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more

6 Things to Do After a Blogging Conference

If you’ve ever been to a blogging conference, you’re probably familiar with the term “conference hangover.”...more
Jill, thanks for the post! This was the first time I attended BlogHer and I'm curious about ...more

9 tips to help moms survive the daycare settling-in period

I had to drop my daughter off at daycare this morning and I am traumatized. I really think more damage was done to me than to her, to be quite honest. The focus is always on the “bahbey” and ohh, they come through the birth canal or are yanked out of your stomach (in my […] The post 9 tips to help moms survive the daycare settling-in period appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more

Dear Farrah Abraham: Your daughter lost her teeth but you’ve lost your mind

I have two 5-year-old boys. We talk often about wiggly teeth and what happens after they fall out....more

What you need to know about post-adoption depression

No one talked to me about post-adoption depression until after we adopted....more