Confessions of an Illiterate Sports Wife

You know that one sports wife who blurts out stats like nobody’s business and analyzes each play like a pro?  You know her! The one who is so knowledgeable about the game that she could be on TV commentating?  That one. Yeah, well I am here to tell you that I am NOT her. I am so far from her that I’m pretty sure my husband and kids cringe at the idea of me even being in the room when […]

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EPIC MOM FAIL – Teacher Gifts

Ah, the end of the school year. A joyous time of stressing over the amount of money I will spend, including on teacher gifts. This time of year is just as financially stressful for me as Christmas! Summer camp, vacations, activities for the kids when they are NOT in camp. And for me THEY NEED TO BE IN CAMP! Did I mention… I NEED THEM TO BE IN CAMP! But back to teacher gifts. I love my kid’s teachers and appreciate […]

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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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Adorable Tears for Fears Cover | Mama Jams | Family Music Video Series

In their newest episode of Mama Jams, the Tate family performs one of the most adorable Tears for Fears cover ever! The cover “Shout” using only household objects. Who says kids have to listen to Barney songs over and over? Valisa’s girls are being schooled in rock and roll’s greatest hits. From Creator/Director/Camera Person/Musician/Mama Valisa: In this episode of Mama Jams, Mia is playing the pepper grinder, Zoe is playing tupperware and a rocks glass with a spoon and I’m […]

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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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Our Picks from the New York Baby Show | Baby Gear Guide

Where can you go to drive a stroller on different terrains, find a cure for baby flatulence, AND eat copious amounts of cupcakes? The New York Baby Show! It’s a two-day mega-event held each year, with 5,000 families attending and 200 vendors showing off all the latest in baby and kid gear. MomCavers Jen, Dina, and Chrissy spent the day hunting out the best baby gear finds while having a ton of fun! In this video, we talk about one of our […]

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Slurge vs Steal | Mother’s Day Gift Guide

In the 13 years I’ve been married, I’ve learned how to get what I want. Or at least a cheaper version of what I actually want. Here’s a list of awesome gift ideas for Mother’s Day, with both the “real” version and the “cheap” version of each item. Email this to the man in your life, stat. (This post has some affiliate links, which means if you end up buying the item, I could make enough money to buy a […]

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Flat Stanley for Dummies… or SLACKER MOMS! | School Projects Made Easy by Slacker Mom

Ever wish there was a “Flat Stanley for Dummies?” (Well, maybe not dummies. More like slackers!) When your kid is assigned a school project, do you feel like you do most of the work? SLACKER MOM is back with a new episode about how to get through school projects with a minimum of effort.  Valisa (working mom of two) came up with a brilliant slacker mom hack for Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley for Dummies… or SLACKER MOMS     The Flat […]

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My Mother-in-Law Said the Weirdest Thing

No relationship is quite as special as the one you’ll have with your…. mother-in-law. It’s a relationship that is bound to be fraught with complications. After all, her boy is now your man. Your kids are now her precious, long-awaited grandchildren. And your home, well, it’s not hers. No matter how well you and your husband’s mom get along, some sticky (and humorous) situations will arise. We asked some of our MomCavers what the weirdest thing their mothers-in-law ever said to […]

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