Tag Archives: stay-at-home moms

Yes, Ma’am!

Taking a nap

Taking a nap (Photo credit: JohnFinn)


My nearly three-year-old daughter is transitioning away from taking naps. She yawns in the afternoons but isn’t tired enough to actually fall asleep. When she laid down on the couch and pulled a blanket on herself, I held my arms out to her and asked, “Do you want me to carry you to your room for a nap?”


She brushed my hands away and said, Read the rest of this entry

Being a stay-at-home mom is so easy


When my husband came home from work, he wanted our seven-year-old daughter to hop on his lap. She said, “No, I want to sit with Mommy.” So I explained to her, “You should sit with your dad. He doesn’t get to see you as often as I do because he has to work during the day.” She replied, “That’s true. Daddy works all day, and you Read the rest of this entry

Please, stop helping me!

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I was nearly finished folding laundry on the bed when my two-year-old ran past the doorway. “Please just keep going,” I thought to myself. But, no, she stopped in the hallway, having spotted me, and came back. I could have closed the door, but that would only have piqued her interest. I then worked feverishly to finish folding the last items and get them to the safety of the laundry basket before my daughter got her hands on them, but to no avail.

“Stop helping me!” I said. “No, it’s okay. I got this!” But the feisty little Read the rest of this entry

One expensive sticker


I was productively working on the computer one day, when my two-year-old came streaking by me, a long skinny sheet of white paper trailing behind her. I thought, “Hmm. I don’t remember having any paper like that,” and went about my business. A moment later, it dawned on me where that paper had come from. Read the rest of this entry

Business and babies don’t always mix.


Mario seen wearing the Tanooki Suit. The suit ...

Every Thursday morning I have a conference call for approximately an hour with my boss and 6 or 7 coworkers. I’m a stay-at-home mom working part-time from home, so my phone calls are from home–where my three little kids are, too. Read the rest of this entry