To the Mama Who Can’t Fix It All

I am a “fixer,” as are you, Mama. We are the booboo-bandagers, the household organizers, the finders of the lost pacis, baby dolls, keys, basically EVERYTHING under the sun. They lose it, and we find it. Isn’t that how the world turns? We were made to fix it all… or at least that’s how it feels most days. And when …

How to Survive Post-Vacation Blues

There’s no place like home. Maybe you get the warm fuzzies when hearing, reading, or experiencing these five words. Most people do. But right now, that quote isn’t exactly my motto of the day. I am undeniably suffering from the post-mom-vacation hangover. I feel guilt and sadness—guilt because, quite frankly, being home stinks at the moment… literally and figuratively (there …

How Pinterest Ruined My Life

That’s it. I’m breaking up with Pinterest. In the beginning, it was all new and exciting and filled with hopeful promises of high class 3-course meals using just 4 easy ingredients and tutorials on how to transform my trailer into a mobile mansion with a countryside cottage feel and educational tips that guaranteed my children to be Beethoven-playing prodigies before …

5 Hard Truths New Moms Learn

This piece of mine originally appeared on Her View From Home. Before I became a mommy, I had pieced together in my mind this awe-inspiring portrait of what motherhood looked like. You know – prancing around my organized and spotless kitchen in my monogrammed apron surrounded by taste-bud tantalizing aromas, excited giggles, and pitter-patter of little, darling feet. But then …

New Mama Feels and the Loneliness We Don’t Want To Admit

Written by: Raven Alexis I allowed myself to Google it. “the loneliness of motherhood” 448,000 results. Isn’t that funny? That while feeling so alone, there are so many others searching and discussing the same thing? As a relatively new mama (my son, Legend, is 6 months old), I still get asked: “How’s motherhood treating you?” “Do you love being a …

When the Ordinary Becomes the Extraordinary

Written by Marielle Petkoff My life is boring. My life is nothing special. I have nothing to say worth sharing. I went from working for a well-known corporation, managing a multi-million dollar business, to spending my days as a stay-at home mom, changing diapers, microwaving chicken nuggets, and driving circles around the neighborhood just to kill time when the afternoons …

How to Organize Your “Motherload” In 1 Easy Step

Organized chaos—that’s basically the definition of my life. I am half perfectionist/half chicken with my head cut off. It’s a problem. My husband lovingly points out my issues as he searches for any of his belongings (keys, phone, etc.) in my diaper bag. Sure, everything I need is packed in there, but as the day goes on, everything gets thrown …

How Faith Impacted My Natural Childbirth

Written by: Chelsea McKinney A portion of this post originally appeared on the “And Then Life” Blog. Early on in my pregnancy I decided I wanted to experience natural childbirth. I wanted to do it for the typical reasons you hear—no unnecessary meds, faster recovery, and movement during labor. But more than anything, I honestly felt that women truly are …

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Want My Child to Go to First Grade

How can it be? Just a few minutes ago I was hovered over my bathroom counter deciphering the positive read on the three pregnancy tests I had just taken (hey, I wanted to be extra sure). Before I knew it, I was listening to my newborn baby boy let out his very first cries. And then, BOOM, I blink and …