A few years ago, a group of moms were hanging around the playground and the topic of making extra money came up. Some moms wanted to send their children to a specialized camp; others were saving for a family trip, while others were just looking to make ends meet. After a half hour of groaning, complaining and sulking one of the crafty moms piped up. “We’re all … [Read more...] about Nine Money-Making Ideas Every Mom Should Know About
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“Life is a lot like jazz…it’s best when you improvise.” - George GershwinAs we continue our interview series MOMMIES DO THE MOST AMAZING THINGS, I thought this quote was especially fitting for this week’s featured mama. Maria Mutch, like the other moms we’re spotlighting during Autism Awareness Month, is raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her son Gabe … [Read more...] about Interview With “Know The Night” Author Maria Mutch
When my three kids were younger, I felt like a watching-machine. It was as if I had three GPS chips that constantly transmitted the coordinates of each kid. I knew, 24/7, the precise location of each child. In crib. In babysitter's car seat. In daycare center. At field trip to the zoo - probably in Monkey House. Watching my kids was a critical component of … [Read more...] about Watch Me, Mom!
I’m in my office. It’s so nice to have some time to get organized, work on things that inspire me and write again. I have been spending some time in the ModernMom community, and I am truly enjoying hearing from many of you, reading your comments, and losing myself in your real life struggles. Thank you for sharing. Little Rain is with me pretending to be my assistant. I … [Read more...] about I Need a French Maid Outfit!
After the kids are asleep, she corners Michael in the kitchen and says, “About the puppy.” “Heather,” he says, “there is no need to make any rushed decisions. We have the whole weekend.” The whole weekend, she thinks. That’s nothing. In fact, 2010 somehow rushed by like a month in a childhood summer. 2011 is almost over. “Would it be cruel to deprive them of growing up … [Read more...] about ModernMom Chronicles: Chapter Twenty Two