Tag Archives: moms

The Terrible, Horrible, So Good, Very Awesome Day

3 Nov

Von First SwingHow many of you parents out there can relate to this terrible, horrible, so good, very awesome day? Continue reading

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You Might Be Third Trimester If…

20 Feb

Third TrimesterWarning: The situations you’re about to read are real. Third Trimester is not to be taken likely. If you or someone you love experiences any of these symptoms, enact relaxation measures immediately: sit, raise feet, and eat something immediately—preferably chocolate.

You Might Be Third Trimester If…

  • You return home from a night out with friends and touch-up paint the trim of your whole house.
  • Those cute little flutter kicks have evolved into a Alien-movie undulations. Continue reading

Hope and Hard Truths

6 Feb

Greenlake Seattle SunsetRegardless of your political preferences, this is a refreshingly honest talk on grief (see video below) from Joe Biden to military families in mourning.

For anyone coping with a loss, I hope it will bring you some peace during this reflective time of year.

“There will come a day, I promise you, when the thought of your [lost loved one] brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye. It WILL happen. My prayer for you is, that day will come sooner than later. But … I’m telling you: It will come.” ~Joe Biden

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Breastfeeding Station*

20 Jan

* Appreciated by non-breastfeeding moms, too.

Breastfeeding StationHave a baby shower coming up or a friend? Or maybe you’re due yourself?

This is my all-time favorite “baby” gift.

I give it to every expecting mother I know. While other friends and family are picking out the perfect tiny this or cuddly that, I know from experience: Mom is doing the hard work growing that baby, and the hard work has only begun.

Give her something that will make her say in the middle of the night,

[Your name] is a life saver!

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10 Best Make-Ahead Meals

13 Jan

Best Make-Ahead Meals PrepI’m always on the lookout for make-ahead recipes. I hate cooking (love eating), so spending a Sunday afternoon getting a few meals out of the way helps keep me sane all week.

The problem is, most of them kind of suck.

But these don’t. I promise! Here are the 10 best make-ahead meals I’ve discovered so far. Think of it as a public service for all you busy parents out there. Continue reading

Top 3: Multipurpose Travel Items for Moms

12 Sep

Toddler Train TravelAs I approach another solo-parent trip with my toddler, I’m making my list and checking it twice. Efficiency is key when you have to pack and plan for two people, and here are a few go-to’s I’ve picked up over the years.

Bookmark this for the next time you’re making your travel list.

Bonus tip: Save your child’s packing list on your computer. Then you don’t have to start from scratch each time!

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DIY Pedicure

12 Aug

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYep, it’s not what you usually see on here, but I think you need a break. And how often do you have an hour or two to make a appointment, drive to the spa, wait, be pampered, wait some more, and drive back home? Did I hear a “NEVER”?

Good news! All you need is 30 minutes and this Continue reading