Category Archives: Support and Resources

Parenting resources, support, and the best and worst advice we’ve been given

Fight cancer: slather on sunscreen (and other tips to keep your kids and yourself safe)

I am one in a million, but I’m certain that you don’t want your child(ren) to be one of this million. More than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, and I recently found out that I have it. I’m fortunate to have the “good” kind, basal cell carcinoma, and although I’ll…

What We’re Reading This Week: May 9th

Join us each Wednesday for a collection of stories, blog posts, and whatever else we’ve found interesting to check out. HUMOR New York Observer: Ice Cream Anti-Social: Slope Parents Fear Playground Popsicle Pusherman Guilty Squid: Ways To Amuse Yourself With Door To Door Salesmen NEWS Washington Post: Best Place To Be A Mother? Not The…

Good Mothers

Today we welcome back one of our favorites, Risa Nye. Here’s a little about Risa – and when you have a chance, check out her other posts here and on her own site as well. You’ll enjoy the reading! Risa Nye has an MFA from Saint Mary’s College of California.  Her articles and essays have…

Best Laid Plans

We are putting aside Thursday’s usual humor to participate in The Mom Pledge’s series, Giving Birth: A Defining Moment. This is OneStrongMama’s story. We hope you’ll take the time to visit The Mom Pledge to see some of the other stories as well. I had an uneventful pregnancy. I stayed very active, didn’t gain much…

Confessions of an accidental life coach

I’m a life coach. I’m a life coach. I’m a life coach. Yep, no matter how many times I say it and where I put the emphasis, I wonder what the hell happened.  I was supposed to be a very rich, highly respected, go-getter corporate executive on top of the world by now.  That was…

What We’re Reading This Week: April 25th

Join us each Wednesday for a collection of stories, blog posts, and whatever else we’ve found interesting to check out. HUMOR Mama Kat’s Losin’ It: Babies And Daddies (Some of this is funny but some is just stinkin’ adorable) YouTube via Nerdist: Jon Hamm Is Perfect EVEN AT BOWLING: Mad Men vs. Nerdist – All…

Off The Beaten Track

There’s a saying that goes something like this: if you make a plan, life will just laugh at you. The original saying is much more elegant, but you get the general idea. When I was younger (e.g. before kids), I had a pretty clear life plan. I spent much of my 20’s in school (first…

Moms! Stop Buying Poop Bags!

Sarah Kate Levy is a writer living in Los Angeles who used to write fiction and now writes screenplays and television specs and blogs at ChecklistMommy.com about her attempts to organize her large, loud and messy family into an orderly, well-oiled, and co-operative household where she hopes one day to go a full 24-hours without…