The Moment of Truth: Boy or Girl?

Moment of Truth

I had a plan for how this day was going to unfold: the ultrasound technicians were going to ask whether I was hoping for a boy or a girl, I was going to give them my best poker face and say “as long as it’s healthy”, but would cry graceful and not at all splotchy [Read more...]

Eight Reasons Why It’s Better To Have All Boys

Better to Have Boys

Do you guys know today’s guest poster Tracey Schaefer?  If not, you should.  She’s a self-proclaimed mommy Jekyll and Hyde, taking care of her two boys by day and bitching about it at night!  I’m guessing most of us can relate to that feeling, especially those of us surrounded by hoards of boys.  She is hilarious and [Read more...]

Clash of the Couples

Clash of the Couples

Hey, guess what everyone!  I have an essay in an upcoming anthology about the troubles and strifes of marriage.  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be part of this project (although my husband might not agree!) and to be among the first to reveal to you the fabulous and slightly scandalous cover.   If you’ve [Read more...]

Not Your Average Babysitter Interview


This week’s guest post comes from my fellow outmanned mommy and psychology blogger Angelica Shiels from Family Psychology Blog.  So far I’ve only been brave enough to inflict my boys on family members but with this handy guide to babysitter interviews we might be seeing a few more date nights in our near future – or at least [Read more...]

Mommy is a Control Freak

Control Freak

I realized for the first time the other day that I might have a little problem with control. I always knew I was rather particular- I haven’t let my husband make a bed in eight years because he can’t get the bottom sheet flat enough. Some might even say I’m a little bossy: a nag [Read more...]

Hairy Baby Bumps

Hairy Baby Bumps

Seeing as how I’m nursing my very own baby bump at the moment (no hair so far!), I’m very lucky to have Anne Bardsley, blogger at Anz World and the author of the upcoming book How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause, as my guest poster today.  She has prepared for you [Read more...]

Wipe Your Boogers On Me


It’s back to school season, folks, and you know what that means: cold season is right around the corner!  If you don’t want to lose your wardrobe to drippy noses and snotty faces, then you might need to stock up on the tissues…or better yet Boogie Wipes (check out the end of the post for info on a [Read more...]

Confession of an Underwear Hoarder

Underwear Hoarder

Have you ever watched the television show Hoarders? I used to sit in disgusted amazement, wondering how a normal person ends up living in such filth. Does it happen all at once like a psychotic break or does it slowly build up over time until one day you wake up surrounded by mismatched socks and [Read more...]

Giving Birth To Fear


I am currently pregnant with my third child. I’ve taken all the classes, attended the appointments, and weathered the tests before. No one is holding my hand and explaining how labor and delivery will work, or reminding me each which by what fruit the baby is represented. If I remember correctly, it’s a raspberry this [Read more...]