I was (mostly) a stay-at-home mom for 11 years. I was working outside of the home in another job that I loved when my oldest was born, but was desperate to be at home with my sweet baby. I cut my hours to part-time, but when he refused to take a bottle at daycare while I spent half of my part-time day pumping milk for him, I knew something had to change. I approached my boss with a boldness that, at 23, I had no idea I possessed, and asked him if I could work full-time from home. He agreed and off I went. READ MORE
FYI… If you give your 1-year old your phone to entertain him while you steal that 8-minute shower you truly deserve, make no mistake: he WILL take naked pictures of you through the glass shower doors....Read More
You have heard it all before. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is unpredictable. You may not ever really feel like you know what you’re doing. While all of these things are true there is a lot of joy, wisdom, and knowledge that come along with being a mother.
I have to admit however that I haven’t always found the joy, wisdom or knowledge I was hoping to have. There have been many days that have been filled with frustration and doubt. There have been days that I have wanted bedtime to arrive sooner rather than later. READ MORE
There is one question I realized I am never asked as a daycare provider during interviews and admittedly, I fail to ask this question of potential families as well:...Read More
9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Being a Mom Before Actually Becoming One, Because Let’s Face It, Everyone Lies To You
9. Ninety percent of being a mom involves making snacks, packing snacks, going to the store to buy new snacks, unpacking snacks, researching snacks and asking mothers about their snacks, cleaning up after snacks, and preparing snacks for the next...Read More