5 Animals that are Worse at Sleeping than Your Kid | Darn Sleep Training

If you have kids who have slept for at least five straight hours since birth, first, tell me your secret, then stop reading. OK, you don’t have to stop reading, you can laugh along with the rest of us miserable, tired parents. I am not sure who passed on the this sleep aversion to our children. I blame my husband for my oldest’s bizarre nightmares and sleep walking episodes. I am probably at fault for our youngest being wide-eyed and […]

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Parenting For Idiots: How Babies Actually Work

Parenting for Idiots…A Step by Step Guide for Parents by Babies LESSON 1: AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SLEEPING OUTSIDE THE WOMB  Babies wake up during the night because they are babies and it is what they do. This is a fact. Yet, so many proper grown up people who have been to school and everything, some who have even written books about babies will not accept this. They try and work out how to fix us when in actual fact we are just BEING […]

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Step Away from the Parenting Books, Mama. (You got this.)

Guest post: Parenting is one of the most rewarding yet difficult job I’ve ever walked into. It’s got ups and downs, pros and cons, trials and tribulations, but at the end of the day, I can look at the face of my little guy and be proud. I created life! Two years ago, I got pregnant with my first (and to be only) child. Of course, there was the advice that came from the people we loved most in the […]

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This Father’s Day Give Your Man The Gift Of You | Mom Boudoir Photo Shoot

Father’s day in my home has always been about golfing or fishing. 10 years ago my husband made me a Mom and I made him a Dad. On my first Mother’s day, my husband bought me a piece of jewelry that I ended up having to return because money was so tight. He wanted so badly to give me a gift, but the budget wouldn’t allow it. Over the years, these holidays revolved around our own parents and their celebrations, […]

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SAHM Job Performance Review…. by kids!

My Children Gave me a SAHM Job Performance Evaluation, They Certainly Did Not Fail Me. Recently, I have found myself in my least likely job position, stay-at-home-mom. I have always loved to work and just never thought I would find myself as a full-time SAHM. As they say, though, life happens and this is my current position. I have always thought I would fail as a SAHM for many reasons. I get easily bored, would probably spend all day watching […]

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Mama Bear Freak-outs, a Practical Guide

You know that unexplained moment that no one sees coming? When sanity is shoved aside to protect our children like some crazed superhero? We have all experienced a time when our inner Mama Bear came out.     We can ignore our kids, yell at them or hide from them in the bathroom but they are OUR kids. We’re allowed. However, one wrong move from an unsuspecting outsider and all hell will break loose.  It’s as if an unseen force […]

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Only Have An Hour To Yourself?| 30 Things You Can Do | Mommy ME Time with Giveaway

If there is one thing I cannot stress enough, it’s the importance of taking time for yourself aka “mommy me time.”  Because the time we spend alone with ourselves improves our physical and mental health. Without moments to ourselves, it’s only a matter of time before we become less focused and short tempered in addition to feeling tired and overworked. So what exactly is keeping moms from taking time that they so desperately need and deserve? The answer is simple. […]

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Why I Hate My SUV

I hate my SUV. I gave up my little gas-sipping sedan when we got married.  That car, I loved. That car carried my babies and my receipts and emergency ballet flats stuffed under the seat. That car could be effortlessly navigated into any parking space, had generous cargo room, and windshield wipers that knew it was raining before I did. It’s the behemoth SUV we traded that car in for that I can’t stand. Why, in this day of rapidly disappearing ice […]

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Meals For Dummies – Easy Meal Planning for Slacker Moms

I hate to brag, but I’m what you would call a domestic diva. I feed my family Pinterest worthy meals every night. They frequently compliment my cooking ability. If you follow this simple meals for dummies plan, you can be a culinary goddess in your family’s eyes as well.  Sunday Night I like to start the week off right. The kids get to choose their favorite type of cereal and leave Mommy alone, while she watches The Walking Dead. (Pop Tarts […]

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How Princesses Helped Me Connect with My Special Needs Daughter

This is a guest post in a series of posts from Special Needs parents by Kathy Radigan. I’m a girly girl that was born to a mother and a family that never really appreciated nor indulged my passion for all things pink, sparkly, and shiny. Both my parents had the crazy idea that my sisters and I should grow up feeling that we were more than just pretty objects to be taken care of and admired. We were raised to […]

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