And So It Begins

By Bre, The Toddler Mom As soon as you become a parent, either by birth or marriage, you know it’s coming. That THAT moment is coming. The terrifying, nail biting, sleep depriving moment. What moment is that you may ask? The moment when you go from needing to keep your tiny human(s) alive and healthy, … Continue reading And So It Begins

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Mama Hopie’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays When You’ve All But Lost Your Mind

By Hopie, Mom of Three Hey mama. I see you over there looking stressed, tracking your Amazon deliveries, baking like a maniac, trying to really get into the spirit of the season this year. And I see your kids with those relentlessly runny noses getting more and more wound up as the holidays approach. I … Continue reading Mama Hopie’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays When You’ve All But Lost Your Mind

Baby Jetsetter: Flying the Friendly Skies

By Kim, The New Mom Pregnancy had a way of sending my vacation dreams to a screeching halt. After all, Zika is practically EVERYWHERE I want to be. This left us having a 2017 mini-cation at a mountain resort not too far away, in Western Maryland. It was lovely, but not representative of our usual … Continue reading Baby Jetsetter: Flying the Friendly Skies

Number One

By Christine, The Mom of a Teenager Place your own oxygen mask on first, before helping others. It’s what flight attendants instruct us to do as they prepare passengers to take off. Have you ever stopped and thought about the importance of taking care of yourself before helping others around you? Since the beginning, I’ve … Continue reading Number One

They’re Not Your Real Kids (and Other Dumb Things People Say)

By Erika, The Bonus Mom I’m a step parent.  I know that.  I knew that being step parent was a very real possibility when Roger and I started dating.  In fact, that was his deal breaker when we first started to talk about being more than friends.  If I thought, for any reason at all, … Continue reading They’re Not Your Real Kids (and Other Dumb Things People Say)