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When outdoor activities aren’t an option, we moms of little ones must find ever-more-creative ways to meet our kids’ insatiable appetite for stimulation and prevent them from destroying the house room by room. At the same time, we’re exhausted...
I’ll be honest: I dreamt of the old school version of stay at home mom life. I grew up imagining myself putting a roast on while the kids played on the front lawn or planting flowers in the spring...
“I have nothing to wear.” Every woman has said it, but I have the opposite problem.  I have everything to wear and nowhere to wear it.  I spent the majority of my career in women’s fashion, and I have...
More than once, I've had someone tell me that, for stay-at-home parents like me, every day is a Saturday. They're implying that since I don't work a "real job" I enjoy leisurely, unstructured days doing whatever I want. This...
As I was sitting in traffic one morning with my girls, I asked my four-year-old if she thought all the mommies and daddies in the cars around us were going to work. Her response, “Oh, Mama, that’s so silly....
When I was 15, I took a job at a summer camp. I only applied because I had a crush on the owner, and I had no idea that this would be a turning point in my life. As...
Evening is approaching and the natives are getting restless (i.e. hungry, whiny, increasingly prone to assaulting one another). And guess what? Dad is working late/out of town/fill-in-the-blank and you’re managing this circus solo up through bedtime. Before you start...
Self Care.  These words have been popping up everywhere lately, but what does that really mean?  Most moms — working or stay at home — know self care comes last, after packing lunches, laundry, grocery shopping, carpooling, updating and...
Sometimes I can’t believe I survived the first year. I would be walking my daughter and find myself window shopping bars during Happy Hour. Seeing people without kids happily carrying on amongst friends, it dawned on me that a carefree...
Stay at home moms can bring home extra spending money by participating in focus groups and other types of market research. Life as a stay at home mom can monopolize most of your time and energy, but focus groups...

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