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Tricks of the Trade: How to Afford to Be a Stay at Home Mom

Tweet If I had a nickel for every time a mom has told me that she needs to work for her family to “get-by”, I would have – well, enough money for that mom to be able to stay home with her kids. The truth is that for many families a second income is necessary […]

Women and Choice: Part 2 The Myth of Our Mothers – "Having It All"

Tweet Driving my kids to the mall one day to buy bigger shoes….again….my daughter asked if it would be okay for her to be a doctor when she grows up. Innocently and instinctively I let slip, “Honey, you can be anything you want to be.” And then I realized that I had joined the ranks […]

Women and Choice: Part 1 – Choice and the Mommy Wars

Tweet Once upon a time women worked only because they had to, they had children because they happened to, and they stayed home to raise them because that was the default choice. Now they work because they prefer to, they have children because they decide to, and they stay home because they have consciously chosen […]

Chief Mom Officer – Truly a Resourceful Mommy

Tweet Meet Jessica Smith Jessica Smith is a typical stay-at-home mom of an energetic toddler. She hangs out at the local playground with her two year old son, chats with other moms, hands out her business card… Hands out her business card? That’s right. Hands out her business card. Because while Jessica is raising her […]

Reflections: Message from the Past

Tweet Have you ever wondered what you would have written about if blogs existed when you were younger? Well I don’t have to wonder anymore. During a recent trip to my parents’ house, I discovered a journal that I kept when I was seventeen and on my first trip to Europe with a large group […]

Tricks of the Trade: A No Fight Way to Organize Your Kid’s Closets

Tweet The fall colors are back – the bright yellow of the school buses, the orange and gold of the falling leaves, and the red in my daughter’s cheeks as I tell her it’s time to clean out her closet to prepare to go back to school. I remember sobbing over large plastic containers as […]

Nutritional Know-How: Not All Protein is Created Equal

Tweet Mealtime is the most stressful time of day for many families because it is a never ending battle of wills. You’ve probably got a decent grasp on the nutritional needs of your child, but there is no way to communicate the importance of protein, iron, and other vitamins to a screaming two year old […]

Lessons from a Miserable Pregnancy: Lesson Three – Assert Yourself

Tweet If you have ever left your doctor’s office with unanswered questions and unheard complaints, then you are very much not alone. I spent my entire first miserable pregnancy feeling as though there was a wall between myself and my health care providers. Perhaps it was my general inexperience with doctor’s visits. Growing up I […]