Who’s read “All Joy, No Fun?”

This book has been all over social media lately, so I figured I might as well see what all the hype is about. I’m not very far into it, but the premise seems to be that parenting requires self-sacrifice and, as a culture, we’ve come to view self-sacrifice as an unreasonable imposition. (Uhm, yes, that’s… Read More »

Income streams for SAHMs: direct sales and home parties

Disclaimer: I’m not a fan. But that’s just me. I’m very much an introvert and having to host or go to parties all the time would make me want to stay in bed and pull the covers up over my head. I don’t like to sell, and I don’t like to shop that way. But…I… Read More »

Making money at home: income streams for SAHMs

Women make a lot of sacrifices when they leave the workforce to stay home with their children (I’m not saying working moms don’t make sacrifices – they do!). We give up adult company, intellectual stimulation, quiet time in our heads on the commute, an excuse to buy nice clothes…you know what I’m talking about. One… Read More »

Lesson learned the hot way

My kids have no respect for what goes on in a kitchen. Apparently, when my middle child fell onto the open door of a hot oven when he was a toddler and miraculously didn’t get burned, it became part of family lore that…we just don’t get burned. Because there’s no other way to explain their… Read More »

My mommy milestones

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to take a look back. And 2013 bore witness to the most profound changes since…well, I guess since my oldest was born and I traded in my corporate attire for jeans. 2013 saw the best and the worst of my oldest’s mood disorder. By the… Read More »