Category Archives: Parenting Tales

Parenting tales from the trenches

Single Parenting, Reese Witherspoon and Charting My Course

I’ve had a girl crush on Reese Witherspoon for quite a while. Of course I would love someone who named their company Type A Productions.  There are a few similarities between us, including that we are both short and known for working a lot. There are even more differences, including that she is blonde and…

Proud Mommy Moments: Visiting The Kir Corner

A while back, Kirsten from The Kir Corner asked me if I would guest post about a Proud Mommy Moment over at her site. Kirsten is one of the people that makes blogging for me. I met her through Just. Be. Enough. and was enamored with her warmth and how much kindness she has. Some…

And Then There Were Three…And A Third

Our family has recently embarked on the journey of adding another munchkin to our clan. Yes, the joys of pregnancy are all coming rushing back to me, and by that I mean that I’m nauseous, tired, grumpy and quickly coming to the conclusion that this will be the last time. I’m ok with that; two…

My Daughter Likes Batman – Get Over It

Pushover Mom is a working mom who wishes she could come home every day to a spotless house and a happy child, but in reality she can usually tell what her night is going to be like as she gets off the elevator to her condo and either hears (1) silence, which means it will…

Packing Light With Young Kids

We went to the Wisconsin Dells recently. We left on a Friday morning and came home immediately after breakfast Sunday. Effectively, two days. That is how our car looked. And keep in mind – that is before the seven small “last minute” bags of random things like chargers and laptops and the mini DVD player…

I Don’t Love My Stretch Marks

We’re excited to welcome a new guest blogger today, Chaunie of Tiny Blue Lines. Writing her way through family life and her journey to become a freelance writer, Chaunie is relateable, charming and working her way around the web. You can see some of the places you can find her here. She has also written…

Threads Count

We love when Risa submits pieces to us (and I love when she attaches pictures of her sweet new grandson in the emails!) Enjoy this gorgeous piece about her son, and then check out her other sites. She has a gift with storytelling that shouldn’t be missed: Risa Nye has an MFA from Saint Mary’s…

Potty Training and Well Meaning Moms

Penelope is a mom of two sons. She is the author of Penelope’s Oasis, where she writes, among other things, about her favorite mommy moments. Contact Penelope on Twitter or by email. We’d like to extend our congratulations to Penelope on the birth of her second baby. Many blessings! You’ve heard them before… tales of potty…