It happened. I yelled at someone else's kid at the splash park. I knew it was a possibility, I just didn't expect it to actually ever happen. When we got to the splash park (a playground with random sprinklers and fountains...
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...
  Updated: Since originally publishing this post on this website it has been posted on the Huffington Post Parents page as well as several other sites. All content originated here at The Everyday Mom Life. The news broke today that a...
We are at the end of our breastfeeding journey and I’m really conflicted about it. In fact, I’ve had such a hard time writing about it because I don’t know if I’m happy or sad. On one hand, I can...
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...
I was cruising along yesterday doing really well. We were on time. I had my coffee. My daughter had her muffin and we would arrive at school by 8:30. I was dressed well for work. I had heels on,...
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...
This weekend was the official start of summer and the official start to something most moms dread – bathing suit season. Whether you think your legs are too large, your belly sticks out too far or baby got back,...
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...
The other day I was on my way to work after dropping off all three kids at school and with the sitter. I was on time and not rushing - more or less feeling like a success. I was listening...
The other day my son asked, “Where am I?” while looking at a picture of my husband and me. “You weren’t born yet,” I said. His three-year-old brain processed this and asked what I’m sure seemed like a logical question; ‘Were...
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...
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...
  Have you heard of Meternity (Me-ternity) leave? You probably will in the coming weeks. It is a concept thought up by Meghann Foye in a new book with the same title. Simply, she seems to believe that having a...
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...
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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...

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