This Again? Yes, Being a Stay-at-Home Mom is a Job

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Once again, the question has been answered by yet another mom, so sure that she has the right answer to a question that has come up over and over again. Is being a stay-at-home mom a job? According to this young and irritating woman, being a stay-at-home mom is not a job. It's a PRIVILEGE, doncha know.  All of us women who get to raise our children without working outside of … [Read more...]

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...]