Posts tagged "Stay-at-Home mom"

She Works Hard For Her Money

She Works Hard For Her Money
Has anyone noticed that at some point in time, women – specifically those who have borne children – started drawing lines in the sand? On one side of the line were the good mothers, on the other side, the bad. Not only were we drawing the lines ourselves, we were all too quick to throw... Read more »

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day
This morning, I was supposed to wake up at 5:30 and go for a run – but I decided to snuggle on the couch with the puppy and watch Morning Joe. While I was distracted with neutralizing the Keurig coffee pod anarchy in my kitchen, I forgot to brew a cup for my daughter before... Read more »

Overscheduling: Defeating the Purpose of Summer

Overscheduling: Defeating the Purpose of Summer
I live in a special part of Northwest Indiana where the winters are long, the cold, brutal and piercing. I firmly believe that my house gets more snow each year than any other house in my town, and each year, I take a picture of my yard stick in the snow to prove it. This... Read more »
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What do Stay at Home Moms do all day?

A few months after I had my son and returned to the work force, I had lunch with some of my single/childless co-workers. They asked me, “What do you do all day?” I replied laughing, “I have no idea!” There are days you are running around like crazy and you look up and it’s 5... Read more »

What Makes a Good Mom?

What Makes a Good Mom?
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how stay at home moms and working moms feel about motherhood and its duties. There are moms who choose to stay home, and moms who have to go back to work to survive. There are also moms who choose to go back to work because they want to,... Read more »

Stolen Kisses and Empty Arms

Stolen Kisses and Empty Arms
The house is quiet now. Minutes ago, the excitement was palpable. Energy reverberated from wall to wall, winding about the house. I was dizzy in the chaos and overwhelmed by the noise. And now, I’m alone.  The children joined the morning walking parade to school, and the silence rushed in as they exited the house. ... Read more »
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Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise

Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise
My heart is racing.  Perspiration drips and pools in uncomfortable, now damp, places.  My eyes can’t focus in the darkness.  My feet hesitantly move forward… As I’ve mentioned briefly in previous posts, I have been slowly, sometimes really quite painfully, edging my body toward the precipice of change.  “The time has come.  The time is... Read more »

Memorable Moms in the Movies-A New List

How would you describe your mom?  Or, if you are a mom, how would your kids describe you?  Hollywood has an amazing knack of portraying mothers and I would like to bring to your attention a few ladies who never make the “usual” memorable mom list.  Move over Mommie Dearest, it’s time for some new... Read more »