Trying something new: It’s not just for my kids

Last September, I sat at the kitchen table with Isaac for an hour.  Every night.  To do 6-10 math problems.  It was so frustrating. Every night it was the same thing.  Crying.  Complaining.  Ranting.  Refusal.  Avoidance. After about 45 minutes, I would convince him to just try one problem.  After he tried, he realized that he … [Read more…]

Defeating “Zombie-Mom”

By Brett Baker, Core Writer It’s 3:45pm and the day has completely gotten on top of me. The laundry I’ve been swearing I’d put away since last week still sits half-folded in the laundry room, and I’m standing in the kitchen, so tired that my eyes are watering. My daughter is crying about her Bandaid … [Read more…]

I didn’t plan on endometriosis in my happily-ever-after

By Mary Carmona, Guest Writer Once upon a time there was a little princess who grew up, found the perfect man at the age of 21, enjoyed a blissful two-year relationship and, on her 23rd birthday, a gorgeous and stress-free wedding. Over the next seven years, she had two precious girls and three perfectly behaved … [Read more…]

When your motherhood story doesn’t begin like you thought it would

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor for Mothering Beyond Expectations What did you feel when you saw those two lines, that plus sign that told you life would never, ever be the same again? I was in my matchbox-sized bathroom of our rental house, pants around my ankles, shaking when I found out. I was … [Read more…]