Favorite Things in June 2013

My Favorite Things in July 2013 - Don't Mess with Mama.com

Want to learn more about essential oils? Sign up for my FREE 14-day essential oils e-course. Learn why and how to use essential oils + natural remedies and DIY recipes. This month marked a few special milestones for us. First, my middle son graduated from kindergarten. I know, I know – it’s kindergarten. While I’m […]

60 Day Challenge: 60 Posts in 60 Days

60 Post Challenge

It’s been just over two years since I first started blogging. In some ways, it feels like I’ve been doing it forever but in other ways I learn new things every day. It’s been quite a journey and something that I’ve been wanting to do is post more often, but haven’t found the time. This […]

It’s The Little Things…That Bother Me the Most

What Annoys You the Most?

I’m generally a pretty happy and upbeat person.  Over the years I’ve had people tell me that in the midst of disaster or tragedy, I’m a sense of comfort since I’ve always got a smile on my face and some positive thoughts to offer.  I think it is flattering to be known as that person. […]

What I Wish I Knew About Sex After Childbirth

What I Wish I Knew About Sex After Childbirth - Don't Mess with Mama.com

Honestly, I wish someone pulled me aside after I had my first son and explained to me that my libido was going to take a nosedive. Or that sex was going to be uncomfortable. Or that laughing too hard would make me pee my pants – literally. More importantly, I wish someone told me all […]

Moms Not “Lovin’ It”: Stop McDonald’s Junk Food Advertising to Kids

#MomsNotLovinIt Graphic

For decades, McDonald’s has profited at a staggering rate yet at the cost our children’s health. Their strategy has been to spend an enormous advertising budget to market junk food to kids. Today, I’m joining mothers around the world are uniting for this Mother’s Day to say we’re not “lovin’ it” and want CEO Don […]

How to Use Hot Rollers Tutorial

How to Use Hot Rollers

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BlogHer BHTV. All opinions are my own.  I love getting haircuts because my hairstylist does an amazing job with my cut and always (on my request) curls my hair. My hair is straight, and I’m all thumbs when it comes to curling my […]

“Watch What Happens…” In Our House Regarding Kids & TV

Kids and TV

The other day I caught up with the mom of one of my son’s besties from school. While waiting for our kids to be dismissed from kindergarten we talked about their recent after-school playdate at my house. I recapped of how much fun they had and mentioned how worn my son was afterward and that […]

Mom’s Solo Weekend with the Kids – A Survivor’s Story

Mom's Solo Weekend with Kids

I recently did something I had never done before. No, I didn’t skydive, get a tattoo or even go on a wild spending spree at Bloomies (I wish!). I spent the entire weekend with my kidlets, ALONE. No husband, no extended family, no mommy friends, no playdates… NOBODY but me and the kids. I know, […]

Sleep Challenges with Babies and Kids

Welcome to the February 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Addressing Sleep Challenges. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month our members have written posts about how they address sleep challenges in their homes. You […]

What Do Kids Really Mean When They Ask, “What’s For Dinner?”

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Lately, I noticed something my son was doing that his friends in kindergarten weren’t. They ran up to their mommies and daddies when they came to pick them up after school and gave them big hugs and kisses. Mine just always wanted to know, “What’s for dinner?” After a long day at work I always […]

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