If I do not have enough sleep, I am not the mom or person I want to be. I am irritable and have less patience. I do not accomplish things that I need to do. I do not feel well physically, and I am generally unhappy.
Get out there, Momma! Put on pants, brush your hair, try to look like a normal human being, and go make some friends. You got this!
As we packed up our belongings for another move -- with growing baby in tow -- I put my search for another 9-5 gig on pause. There was a career opportunity right in front of me: stay-at-home mom. I took it.
A few minutes ago, it was just an everyday errand that was thankless and hard and messy. The milk spilled and the baby choked on a sausage chunk and the toddler wanted more pancake syrup. But one day, I might be sitting with my grown sons at a table.
Two soft baby hands patted my hair, and as I peeled my hands from my snot-covered face, tears streamed down my cheeks, and Wren grinned wide. Peekab...
I know you mean well. But today, I need to tell you something. You forgot how long the days really are.
6 Emotional Stages of Leaving Your Kids for Vacation I've been meaning to share this story for a while now. Last fall, I went on a short trip with a ...
It's such a contradiction. I dreamt for so many years of being a stay-at-home mom, and when it finally happened, I started to get bored. So then I started scheduling a bunch of stuff, and before I knew it, I wasn't even enjoying my kids. Here's how I changed that.
As a child, no one told me I could be anything I wanted to be. Sad, you say? Limiting? Demoralizing? Unkind? Now, what if I told you I felt completely unfettered precisely because no one uttered those words to me?
There are days where I feel like I have this parenting thing under my belt...and then there are days where it just completely gets the best of me. Iro...
You always hear about the wise, funny or thought-provoking statements parents make. These are not those statements.
First off, I would like to introduce myself... my name is Joey, and I am a stay-at-home mom.
I have finally found self employment to be the right formula that fits my life. At least it works for me at this moment in time. But not everyone finds or even believes that this ambiguous concept of balance exists.
It was shortly before I met my husband and knew with certainty that I would have children someday that Felicity Huffman told 60 Minutes and Leslie Stahl "no" when asked if motherhood was her greatest accomplishment.
I want to start off by saying I'm sorry -- sorry if I have ever judged you, if I have ever talked negatively about you.
Somewhere along the line, my babies who needed me for everything, from sleeping to eating to diaper changes to constant cuddles, they grew into these little people who talk to me and each other and friends and strangers, who ask for things and love school and play make-believe and try to be independent.