Tag Archives | stay at home mom

Suzy Homemaker


The conversation begins with typical chit-chat. Do you have kids? How many? How old are they? Once those basic facts are established, the focus turns to me. “And what do you do?” My answer is simple. “I’m a full-time mom.” Sometimes that answer is sufficient. Other times, it’s not. I can always tell by the […]

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home sweet home

When I left my job to stay at home full time with my daughter, I quickly realized one snag in my be-at-home-all-day-everyday plan: I didn’t really like being at home! Don’t get me wrong, I loved spending every day with my baby girl, watching her grow, learn and change, I just realized I preferred to […]

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The smiles that make it all worthwhile.

keys to a stay at home mom’s heart

I love being a stay at home mom, but it can be challenging to say the least. I think the burden is lightest when I feel valued and appreciated for what I do. Don’t we all want that, no matter what our profession? So in the spirit of the “what not to say” series we’re running on the blog, I’m going […]

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“just” a mom

  I was going to do “BIG things“.  That was the plan and vision of my teenage self.  I got good grades to guarantee I could reach my grand goals.  Then…I met a boy.  Not just any boy, the ONE.  The one that would sweep me off my feet and give me a life I […]

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it’s all about perspective

One day I was enjoying shopping by myself.  No kids whining for more more more…no little hands reaching out of the cart to snag something else, no arguing about how this and that wasn’t on our list.  It was heavenly! I didn’t even mind waiting in line to check out, because I was enjoying peace, […]

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enough already

When I check Facebook, I am amazed by what other moms are accomplishing. While raising well-adjusted children, women are maintaining active social lives, careers, healthy habits, hobbies and a fashion sense, while obtaining advanced degrees and/or growing an organic garden … it’s inspiring. And for a girl who would kind of like do it all too, daunting. I […]

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maddie 11

Can I really be a Stay at Home Mom?!

The beginnings of my motherhood story led me back into the workforce when Maddie was nine weeks old. I went back to my full-time job as an event planner for a non-profit organization with a feeling  discontentment, which I believe most new mothers feel. My feelings of discontent never went away and grew daily. The decision from […]

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