Be Happy, Stay At Home Mom

Being a happy stay at home mom isn’t the point. I’m just going to go ahead and cut to the chase, now. Having happy children isn’t the point, either. #shocker. The point of being a stay at home mom is so that you are present, available, and the primary influence and care taker in your children’s lives. In a world …

Feeling Inadequate As a Mom? Four Simple Tips to Let That Feeling Go

My oldest is ten, and I still find myself feeling inadequate as a mom. Watching heavily involved moms at the park has me second guessing my decision to encourage independence; like pretending not to see my son licking all of the playground equipment. And does anyone know how much puddle water is too much to safely ingest? I find if …

The 12 Best Books for Homemakers Who Want More Than Fluffy Self-Help

Why does the internet consistently and tirelessly feed into the idea that the best books for homemakers are those of the self-help genre? We’re all just one google search away from feeling like being content is an anomaly in our profession. What makes a woman a homemaker? When a woman chooses to be intentional in the way she manages her …

Why Quitting Social Media Is A Great Stay At Home Mom Move

When I decided that I was quitting social media for a year, even I was skeptical. I mean, if you’re living in the 21st Century but not posting about it, are you even alive? It wasn’t a long drawn, well thought out move, either. It was a completely spur-of-the-moment, conviction-of-the-soul, fit of desperation. Basically, I was sick of myself and …

Thrive As An Introvert Stay At Home Mom

At first glance, it might seem that of course an introvert stay at home mom will thrive…she gets to stay home! Isn’t that where introverts want to be anyways? The short answer is yes. The long answer is also… umm, yes. But life is a little more complex when you add in the “mom” part. Introverts love to be home …

The One Best Thing I Did To Shake The Stay At Home Mom Blues

I was unfamiliar with the stay at home mom blues, when they struck, because for the majority of my mom hood, I’ve been a mom of one. She was a compliant, wiser than her years, totally my tiny buddy one; I never had to worry much about how I would do anything because she was so easy to do everything …

Lies We Tell Ourselves as Stay At Home Moms

I remember clear as day the moment I told my mom, with the haughty arrogance that only comes from being fifteen years old and full of worldly knowledge and superiority, that I would never be just a stay at home mom. I said it because that’s what she was. And I was mad. And in that moment I saw her …