Six Ways to Become a Mompreneur

The role of the stay-at-home mom is important. Giving full-time care to children is a lessening trend in the U.S. A Gallup poll reports that while 24 percent of U.S. adult women are working mothers, only 14 percent can stay at home with their children.

Multitasking mother with her daughterDespite this noble task, many stay-at-home moms are looking to do more with their time. Gallup also found that mothers who stay at home are more likely to be depressed than mothers who go to work. A mom’s motivation for … Read more ...

The Life (And Death) of Our First Pet

My 6-year-old has been asking for a pet for the past two years.  And we’ve always said no.


Because the timing wasn’t right. Because we didn’t have enough space for a dog and I’m allergic to cats. Just because Hubby and I didn’t want the extra responsibility and hassle.

After incessant pestering, we caved. We decided we could manage a goldfish. It’s low maintenance and took up little room.

The big day came when the entire family went to Petco and Logan skipped to … Read more ...

The YouTube video of my #VOTY13 reading at BlogHer

Have you ever heard a recording of yourself talking and then cringed? Wondering, do I really *sound* like that?

I think watching yourself on TV is kinda like that. You all know how I was chosen as one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year honorees, well I’m now sharing with you the video of me reading my piece at the conference in Chicago.

I’ve only watched it once, and it was with Hubby and my lovely mother-in-law. While watching it I kept thinking, do … Read more ...

Finding Our Village Through The Community of Sports

Admittedly I’m not much of a sports fan. I only follow it by listening to my husband’s praise of the Chicago Blackhawks or heartbreak over the Bears. I don’t mind attending games, even if it’s only to enjoy the greasy food, adult beverages and the energy from the crowd.

But that’s slowly changing. My nearly 6-year-old, Logan, is a huge sports fan. He loves football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball and anything else with a ball. This is his second year in t-ball and this year, … Read more ...

A Snapshot of How Single Moms Do It All

Are you a single mom? Do you know one? Surely you answered yes to at least one of those questions. I know many single moms and am truly baffled at how they handle it. When you’re busy juggling it all, you just put one foot in front of the other and keep going, right? The single moms I know don’t have the luxury to wonder how they do it all.

They just do.

There’s never enough hours in the day or energy in the coffee … Read more ...