Five Things I Learned as a Stay-at-Home Mother to Use as an Entrepreneur – Lessons From BlogHer

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I attended the BlogHer conference in Chicago this past weekend. I also had the privilege of leading, with my partner Anne Parris, a roundtable discussion about midlife bloggers. This, after just two years in the blogosphere.  It was very exciting for me. The conference was attended by around 5000 women (and a few men), and keynote speakers included Guy Kawasaki, Ree Drummond … [Read more...]

I Was a Stay-at-Home Mom – and my Marriage Survived

I Was a Stay-at-Home Mom

  I was a stay-at-home mom for twenty years. My husband worked to support our family. We chose for me to be a - for lack of a better word - homemaker. I did all of the things needed to run a household, from buying socks to paying bills.  I cooked healthy meals, carpooled, cleaned and organized, volunteered, and built a strong network of friends and acquaintances in … [Read more...]

Mommy Bloggers: What Makes a Good Mother?

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One thing is for sure about the blogosphere: there is a huge number of mommy bloggers. These women offer a wide range of ideas and opinions on an endless variety of topics, including (but certainly not limited to) natural births, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, homeschooling, socializing, eating vegan, tips for traveling with children, potty training, husbands, friends, recipes, … [Read more...]

The Luxurious Life of the Stay at Home Mom

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By now everyone has heard about the comment made by Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen about Ann Romney, in which she states that Mrs. Romney “has never worked a day in her life.” Forget all of the rigamarole and argument about how Mrs. Romney had lots of money to help her while she stayed at home raising her sons, and therefore didn’t have to do the types of things that 99% … [Read more...]

A Case of Misplaced Identity

When the time came that my children had both gone off to college and I was (finally!) able to do whatever I wanted, I was surprised to discover that I had no idea what whatever I wanted was. Having spent twenty years as a stay-at-home mother, I was suddenly unemployed, if you will…the things that had taken up so many hours and emotional and physical energy were no longer in my … [Read more...]