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{Live} You Know You’re Off Your Rocker When…

June 25, 2012 in All Posts, Laugh

Things that would have sounded totally crazy to me 3 years ago are now completely normal. This change happened to coincide with the birth of my first child, so my sleep-deprived brain tells me: My kids literally have driven me crazy. Thanks, guys. You know you’re off your rocker nursing glider when: You think you […]

{Live} How to Deal with Pinsecurity

June 10, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Hi. My name is Chrissy. And I’m a Supermom. (Did she really just say that?) Yes, I did.  And I’ll say it again. I’m a Supermom. There’s no Supermom Myth. I’m right here. I take care of my kids as best I can.  I take care of my family as best I can.  I take […]

{Live} Five Years

June 5, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Last year, I contemplated our anniversary by the numbers, so to be consistent, here’s the numerical play-by-play of Year Five of our marriage: Our 5 year anniversary – the first real milestone. Hubby’s 4th decade – guess we’re really grown ups now. (Well, he is.) Jane’s 3rd birthday – she’s an official preschooler. Sam’s 2nd birthday […]

{Live} Mindful Living | What I Scored On Black Friday And What I’m Buying This Cyber Monday

November 28, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

You could say we experienced the antithesis of Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving.Instead of mauling other shoppers for a discounted Christmas sweater, we spent three quiet hours at a local wat and emerged with the equivalent of five shopping bags less of unnecessary mental, emotional and spiritual garbage than the worthless material goods we would have […]

{Live} Guest Post: Taking Time To Make “Me” Time

August 22, 2011 in All Posts, Guest Posts, Parenting

Sit back and relax with your Monday morning cuppa while the two Sarahs of Salt & Nectar let us in on their secrets of how to carve out precious “me” time during the busy hustle and bustle of motherhood.  Enjoy! When chatting with The Outlaw Mom about her transition from working full time to life as […]

{Live} Adventures Of A Working Mom Staying At Home | Week One

July 11, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

Well, I made it through my first official week as a stay-at-home mom. How did I fare in my new role? Day One The July 4th Holiday – not really my first day as a SAHM since we’re spending the day with the entire family. Red, White and Blue Cake Balls, Coconut Sprinkle Strawberries and […]

{Live} The Good Mother: Selfless or Selfish

June 20, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Most parents lashed out at Rahna Reiko Rizzuto when she confessed that she left her children in order to pursue her own dreams and find herself after five years of motherhood.  Readers practically flayed her on the stake, condemning her for choosing herself over her children.  Was it really necessary to accuse her of being “worse than Hitler“?  Does […]

{Live} Gender Roles

June 7, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Jane is at the age when she soaks in absolutely everything we say and do.  Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not exactly model-worthy behavior. In some ways, it’s great that she absorbs everything.  For instance, she can count to ten in Spanish, not because we taught her or because anyone speaks Spanish at home, […]

{Live} What’s In A Name?

May 3, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Hubby and I have been through a lot together.  By the numbers, in the seven years we’ve been together, we have seen: One house Two kids Three years of a long-distance relationship Four miniseries (The Wire; Friday Night Lights; John Adams; The World at War) Five employers (not counting the one where we met) Six […]

{Live} The Good Mother: Selfless or Selfish?

April 23, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Most parents lashed out at Rahna Reiko Rizzuto when she confessed that she left her children in order to pursue her own dreams and find herself after five years of motherhood.  Readers practically flayed her on the stake, condemning her for choosing herself over her children.  Was it really necessary to accuse her of being “worse […]