New Year's Eve was always one of those holidays that I built up in my mind. I imagined all the magical scenarios that could happen at the stroke of midnight - who I would kiss, the sparkly ball drop,...
The Everyday Mom Life is entering its third month of publication and I'm so honored and excited that it has been nominated for its first award! The Liebster Award is an online recognition given to new bloggers by fellow...
As I hurried down the ramp in the hospital parking garage, I could hear every step as my flip flops hit the pavement. It echoed in a muffled way, like I was underwater, drowning. And in a way I...
This weekend there was a purge happening at our house. We packed up the pack-n-play in our living room. We packed up the baby gate that kept our son restricted to the family room. We put away the bouncy...
 By Guest Contributor Kate B. of Mommyhood and Mental Health.  Imagine this scenario: You log into your Instagram account. You are immediately flooded with clean, crisp, colorful images. Pinterest worthy family photos, home decor, and recipes. The ever so chic staged...
I’m last on my To-Do List. Somewhere after the kids, my job, my husband, the house, the dog, family parties, yard work and normal, weekly errands – like grocery shopping and cooking dinner – you will find me.  I always...
I don’t often feel like I have parenting wins. In fact, many days I feel downright defeated and wonder how many years my kids will have to spend in therapy to undo whatever damage I’m causing by attempting to...
Four months ago, I spent four days and nights sitting vigil with my family while my dad died. (Technically he was my stepdad but he was a dad to me and I have found that many people immediately dismiss...
Much has been said about this year's presidential election, way too much at times. We do discuss politics a little in my house but not extensively because my husband and I don't agree so it never goes well. We...
I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. My family might (certainly will) even call me a bit anal. Although, I’ve never been perfect looking (my nose is just a bit too big, my legs are a bit...
  Since becoming a mother, I've made more apologies that I can count. Sorry to my friends, family, coworkers, husband (you get the idea). Balancing it all becomes a challenge, especially with each additional child that you add to the equation....
The other day while trying to clean up I asked my son to help me. He is 4, so some days he is really helpful and some days he has his own agenda. On this particular day I got...
My son turned 8 months recently. Eight months and I’ve been missing him desperately during my work weeks. Not only just missing him, but feeling like I’ve been missing out on him. I was home during the day when my...
I have been lucky enough to have a few groups of close friends since high school and college. I have made new friends through out the years and may feel closer to them at times. But there is something...
It’s been five years since my son was stillborn. Five years and there are moments that still hit me hard. Unlike right after he died, these moments are few and far between now and usually attached to some comment...
By Guest Contributor Melissa Castan of Baby Castan on Board During my pregnancy I spent a lot of time reading. I am pretty sure I read ALL THE BOOKS related to caring for a baby (including the books that recommended...
 Having children changes everything. This is just a fact we all think we know. I just think it is a fact that doesn't totally sink in until you are really living it. Before having kids you tell yourself that you...

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