If At First You Don’t Succeed…Try, Try Again! {BabyBjörn Potty Training + Giveaway} Published 8/19/2015 in City Moms Blog Networkpotty-chair-orange

Disclosure :: While this is a sponsored post, all opinions about BabyBjörn are 100% my own. If you’re looking for a post about how to successfully potty train your child in three days…then this isn’t the post for you. Like any “experienced” mom of two children, I thought I was prepared for this unpleasant stage of childhood but I couldn’t have been more wrong. With my oldest son, potty training seemed to come easy. A few months after he turned two, and thanks to some persuasion by Daniel Tiger, my oldest began showing interest in the potty. He no longer wanted to be changed... read more→

#WeAreCMBN | Meet Our Sisterhood Published 6/24/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkWeAreCMBN

Have you ever wondered who our Sister Site Owners are or what being part of our Sisterhood means? Join us for #WeAreCMBN and discover that our Sister Site Owners are just like you - Moms! Our Sisterhood is united with a passion for connecting moms and making this adventure of motherhood easier. We all come together with diverse backgrounds, life experience and motherhood journeys to support each other in creating online communities and resources unique to the cities in which we live. So, who are our Sisters? From full-time stay-at-home to full-time working out of the home moms,... read more→


I Have a Very Big Kid Published 8/6/2015 in Boston Moms Blogsilhouettes of children, 1 taller than the rest

My son Aaron is incredibly delicious. He is hilarious, snuggly, sweet, energetic, beautiful, and all boy. He has eyelashes people pay thousands for and a mop of thick, heavy hair. He wakes up ready to go, but he also loves to curl up and read or be read to. He loves exploring new places and being a doting big brother. He loves all animals and superheroes. He is very much a boy. My little... read more→

My Maternity Fashion Must-Haves Published 8/5/2015 in Wichita Moms BlogMaternity Must-Haves

I fought true maternity clothes until nearly halfway through my first pregnancy; then, I embraced the idea of buying only what I absolutely had to and what I loved. The rest I could fill in with my current closet, plus a few items here and there from the normal racks with a little creativity, and another savior of few maternity purchases: borrowing from friends. At the tail end of my third... read more→

Little Boys Published 8/3/2015 in Twin Cities Moms Blogphotography-by-nealy-01

There's nothing quite as sweet as the love of a little boy. They (other moms of boys) warned me when I was pregnant with my first boy. He will totally be a mamma's boy. He'll be your little man.  Little boys are the best! As a mom of two beautiful girls, I didn't quite understand. But now I do. There's something special between a mother and her little... read more→

10 Ways to Use Humor to Combat the... Published 7/31/2015 in Burlington VT Moms Blog10WaysToUseHumor_Hairdryer

It’s no secret. I’m frazzled. My clothes are wrinkled. My hair is greasy. My floors are sticky. This is the first summer that I thought the ants might actually run me out of my home. After putting 6 traps in a 10-foot radius and still spotting a few ants on our counters, I moved all of my furniture to find that, the apple juice that had spilled on my couch three weeks ago had actually... read more→

Dear Teachers: You're Not Fooling Me Published 8/20/2015 in Alamo City Moms Blogclassroom

Dear teachers, As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I'm a little consumed this time of year. I've spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my cart. The total adds up in my head as I travel down each aisle, and I get a little sick to my stomach. I'm well over my budget and have a full cart before I even get to the aisle with the... read more→

No, He Isn't Walking Yet: A Commentary... Published 8/20/2015 in Knoxville Moms BlogMilestones

As we sat in the doctor's office, the nurse peered over her laptop waiting on an answer... Is he walking yet? Whether it was truly there or not, I could feel a judgmental tension when I said "no." Was I doing something wrong? Had I failed in some capacity? Why was he not walking? I constantly see parents posting videos of their 9 month and 10 month old babies walking. I would be... read more→

Potty Training 101: Getting Down and... Published 8/12/2015 in Colorado Springs Moms BlogPottyTraining101CSMB

I cannot claim to be a parent who has everything figured out. In fact, I am guaranteed to screw something up nearly every day, and I pray that my children don’t remember it when they grow up and process my mistakes on the couch of a therapist. For as imperfect as I am, I do feel confident in my ability to potty train toddlers. Actually, I kind of enjoy it. I can hear you now, saying, "Are you... read more→

From "Pre-" to "Post-" {when depression... Published 8/12/2015 in Denver Metro Moms BlogFile Aug 03, 5 50 44 PM

The journey into motherhood is universally dotted with speed bumps, roadblocks, and detours. While no mama's journey is ever exactly the same, it is safe to say that no one has a completely smooth trip. So anytime you add mental illness into the mix, you are bound to be in for a particularly bumpy ride. One topic that is fairly well-covered in most of the literature surrounding pregnancy... read more→