Mom’s Night Off

Mom’s Night Off

I often debate with myself whether it’s harder to be a SAHM or a Working Mom. And—while it’s undoubtedly physically exhausting to have to wrangle kids into daycare every morning and squeeze errands into the weekend—I eventually come to the conclusion that being a SAHM is harder. Why? We never get a break. We wear the same hat all the time: Mom. We don’t have the chance to take the Mom hat off for a while and don the Employee…

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Cheap Outings for SAHMs

Cheap Outings for SAHMs

Ahh…summer! What kid doesn’t get a thrill of excitement knowing that three months of no school is just around the corner? What mom doesn’t get just a touch of dread at the thought of having to keep all those kids entertained for three months? Even if your youngsters aren’t in school yet, it’s still hard to get out of the house and keep everyone happy without going to the same 4 places over and over again. So, I’ve come up…

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Every responsible gun owner should support gun control. And here’s why.

Every responsible gun owner should support gun control. And here’s why.

Note: The subject matter of this blog post is outside the usual scope of this blog. (I swore I wasn’t gonna do that. Sorry.) But, as a mother who is trying to protect her daughter while helping her make sense of the world, I couldn’t let this go unsaid. If you’re here for my usual SAHM stuff, feel free to ignore this post and come back next week. But if you choose to read on, please don’t shut your eyes…

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Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

Lemme tell ya’ll something: I’m from the South. Something else: My husband is not (he’s a New Yorker), but he LOVES Thanksgiving. So when I came across a recipe on Pinterest for Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing, I was SUPER JAZZED. It uses chicken, Stovetop stuffing, a gravy made from Cream of Chicken soup, and a Crockpot. It’s like they read our minds. I’ve been making it for a couple years now, but I noticed recently how dry my chicken was….

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Dear Strangers: Please Don’t Touch My Kid

Dear Strangers: Please Don’t Touch My Kid

Dear Stranger, Please don’t touch my kid. I’m sure you mean well. I can see that you’re a parent yourself. I also hear that my daughter was laughing when you tickled her. And no, I didn’t even say anything to you because I’m non-confrontational to a fault. But I’m asking you now: please don’t touch my kid. It has nothing to do with germs. Your hands are probably cleaner than my living room rug. And it’s not even about “stranger…

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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma

If I had to rank my favorite ethnic cuisines, “Mediterranean” would be at the top of the list. (Technically, it would tie for first with Greek food, but since Greece is on the Mediterranean, I let it slide.) And when I don’t have the time to make Stuffed Grape Leaves, this Chicken Shawarma does the trick. (Psst…you wanna know what makes it even better? My 1-year-old daughter LOVES IT.) Start off by mixing your spices in a bowl and topping…

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Typical Day With a One-Year-Old

Typical Day With a One-Year-Old

As moms, I feel like we are constantly asking ourselves: Am I doing this right? Whether you’re a first-time mom or an old pro, every day is forging a new trail. You’ve never been a mom to this particular child at this particular age until this particular day. And kids are famous for constantly keeping us on our toes. So it can be helpful to peek into someone else’s life to see how they do things. With that in mind,…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me…but feeding babies solids is waaay more confusing than breastfeeding ever was. How much do I give them? What can I consider a “healthy” meal? What can she eat that I will also enjoy (because I’m not a short-order cook)? Suffice it to say, I’m always on the lookout for healthy, delicious, quick meals and snacks that will fill us up. I don’t know what led me to search for “oatmeal chocolate chip muffins”…

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8 Quotes For a Rough Day

8 Quotes For a Rough Day

Because the hardest job in the world calls for some motivation.   When You’re Feeling Unappreciated “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only…to support the ultimate career.” – C.S. Lewis It’s easy to feel useless and unappreciated as a SAHM. Your husband and working friends are talking about promotions and mergers and big projects while your only accomplishment for the week was finally finding that lost Lego head. But the workforce does all…

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Stitch Fix May 2016

Stitch Fix May 2016

If you’ve spent any time on social media lately—especially if you’re interested in dressing a little better—you’ve probably heard of Stitch Fix. This part-online clothing company/part-personal styling service is a big thing in the “mom blogosphere,” and I can definitely see why. They make shopping SUPER EASY. At my husband’s urging (yes, you read that right!), I decided to give it a shot (see my first two Fixes here and here).   How It Works You sign up with Stitch…

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