Nine Signs You’re Not a Domestic Diva

This post brought to you by Bona. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Oh, Honestly. I have a friend who is gifted in the art of homemaking ....more

What New Parents REALLY Need to Know

You’re standing in line at the grocery store in yesterday’s clothes, fussing baby in your arms, hair pulled into a greasy ponytail. The cashier gives you a once-over before commenting, “This is nothing, Honey. Just wait until she’s three!” Even if she’s right, in that moment her words are far from helpful ....more

I Was Yours First: An Important Reminder to Husbands and Wives in the Season of Raising Children

The front door squeaks open, softly heralding your arrival. Cries of “Daddy!” fill my ears as three kids rush to be the first to give hugs. I smile, grab a dish towel to dry my hands, round the corner from the kitchen to the living room, and give you a peck on the cheek before […] ...more

Why I’m Embracing My Mom Guilt

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19 Homemade Cleaners You’ll Feel Good About Using

Before I had kids, I never really thought about the types of cleaners I used, and using homemade cleaners never crossed my mind. I figured the worse it smelled and the more chemicals it had in it, the better job it did at killing all the germs. Then I had my oldest and before I […] ...more

35 Reasons You’ll Cry the Week After Having a Baby

It was my third day as a mom. After an unplanned c-section, I was taking it easy at home and my in-laws were staying with us to help out as I recovered. My husband was on a men’s softball team, and that night he had his first game since becoming a father ....more

Wasn’t It Just Yesterday?

I sit on a swing at my favorite park and glance to my left at the playground equipment. As my eyes focus on my oldest it dawns on me what I’m seeing, what I’ve been seeing since we arrived over an hour ago. He is perched above the monkey bars, surveying the neighborhood from close […] ...more

Cutting the Chaos of Dinner Time With Kids

Not long ago I found a bunch of stock photos of families at dinner time and I’ve got to tell you, they looked NOTHING like our family dinners. Everyone was in their seat. Everyone was smiling ....more

Cutting the Chaos of Dinner Time With Kids

Not long ago I found a bunch of stock photos of families at dinner time and I've got to tell you, they looked NOTHING like our family dinners. Everyone was in their seat. Everyone was smiling. Kids were grabbing second helpings of vegetables. No one had food on their face or shirt. These photos were remarkable. They were peaceful. They were perfect. They were ridiculously fake. You want to know the word I would choose to describe dinner time with three young kids? Chaotic. Not perfect. Not peaceful. Chaotic....more

People Who Would Make a Better President Than Donald Trump

It’s election season and...more
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