I've gotten a lot of flack for my passionate piece protesting ungrateful SAHMs. Most often, the attacks are unrelated to the post, but something that has come up in the comments multiple times is the question of how I get it all done and maintain my sanity. Here's a secret: I don't. That post wasn't about being perfect; it was about being grateful for the ability to stay at … [Read more...] about Making the Most Out of Nap Time: A Mom’s Guide to Time Management
There's a trend among anonymous women on the Internet: if your significant other does the bare minimum, deal with it. This attitude is increasingly prominent around holidays. Moms who complained about not being acknowledged by their spouses on Mother's Day were met with a quick verbal spanking. The reason? Well, it was Mother's Day - not "Spouse's Day", so your … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Spouse’s Day?
After bringing Clark home from the hospital, there were a lot of "Why didn't anyone tell me?" questions. Despite diligently scouring the Internet for baby info, reading almost every baby book, and soliciting the advice of been there done that (BTDT, FYI) moms, I found myself wondering (on almost an hourly basis) why everyone neglected to tell me X, Y, and Z. Why didn't … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me? I’ll Tell You.
Although few would like to admit this (namely, my friend Paula), being a stay at home mom can be kind of boring sometimes. Everyone will tell you to take advantage of your child's nap time with some rest of your own, but, really, how many catnaps can you take per day? Most women at least end up wondering about work from home opportunities, and when they do, some of these … [Read more...] about 7 Idiotic Ways Stay at Home Moms Try to Earn Extra Income
When it comes to work from home jobs, there are a lot of scams out there. Most of the propositions are pyramid schemes, and, really, when you're looking to work from home, who has time to host parties or badger strangers to join your makeup club? Truthfully, if you want to work from home, it is absolutely possible. But not for everyone. If you want to work from home, you have … [Read more...] about Working from Home: A Stay at Home Parent’s Fantasy or Possible Reality?