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...
Lately, I've felt like a spinning, toy top trying to balance all parts of my life. I have a big event coming up at work that is sucking up a lot of time and energy during the day. At...
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...
Since having my son, my daughter and I have had it sort of rough. I have yelled more, we have argued more and we have said, "I'm sorry," to each other a lot more. At 3.5-years-old, she has been...
Recently, I had to feed my baby formula. Roman was just over six months and had been exclusively on breast milk since he was born in July. I cried. I could hear the moms in the online breastfeeding groups now,...
 As we drove to preschool yesterday morning, my daughter was screaming at me. She was upset because she didn’t want to go to school and decided to throw a full blown tantrum in the car complete with crying and...
The things that my daughter has learned at her pre-school/daycare fascinate me. Some days she comes home asking me if we can go camping in the woods so we can have chairs by a fire and marshmallows on sticks....

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