Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

There is nothing that irritates me more than someone who asks me “What’s your excuse this time?” when I turn down plans or forget to reply to a group chat message. Don’t get me wrong, I have used this as an excuse before. What mom hasn’t used their kids as the fall-guy to get out [...]

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Reasons you should travel with your young kids

Reasons you should travel with your young kids

How many times as a parent have you heard the phrase “They’re not going to remember it anyways.”? How many times have you started to plan a trip with a baby/toddler in tow and chickened out by the shear amount of packing required? As a young single mom, I had horrible post-partum anxiety and I [...]

Sh*tty Mom A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us: Book Review

Sh*tty Mom A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us: Book Review

Title: Sh*tty Mom: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us Authors: Karen Moline, Mary Ann Zoellner, Alicia Ybarbo, Laurie Kilmartin Pages: 225 Happyasamother Rating: 10/10 Genres: Funny, Parenting, Humor, Entertainment This book is FUNNY you guys. I have gotten friends who despise reading to read this book and they thank me for it later. [...]

Easter: Outfits, Egg-Hunts, and Chocolate Bunnies

Easter: Outfits, Egg-Hunts, and Chocolate Bunnies

One of many things that have been made ten times better since becoming a mom- HOLIDAYS! Anybody who knows me knows that I am all about the holidays. I LIVE for them. From crafts, to clothing, to food, to upholding family traditions, I try to make every year the best that it can be. My [...]

Surviving Spring Break: Mom Guilt Edition

Surviving Spring Break: Mom Guilt Edition

Spring break… two words that strike both excitement and fear in the hearts of anyone with school aged children. OF COURSE it is exciting to watch the kids get a much needed break from the everyday monotony of school, but it can also cause hurdles for both working and stay at home parents. In the [...]

How to stay active with young children

How to stay active with young children

It seems odd to write a post on how to stay active with young children because me, having two kids I feel that I am CONSTANLY on the go. ...And honestly I often use this as an excuse NOT to work out. Want to go to the gym- Oh, I can’t I have the kids. [...]

Big Little Lies: Book Review

Big Little Lies: Book Review

Title: Big Little Lies Author: Liane Moriarty Pages: 458 Happyasamother Rating: 10/10 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Drama, Parenting Fiction Wow. WOW. First of all the writing is AMAZING. The story as a whole is filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing throughout the entire book. The author really has an ability to [...]

Getting kids to bed in 16 easy steps: Our Night-Time Routine

Getting kids to bed in 16 easy steps: Our Night-Time Routine

In honor of daylight savings time I wanted to share with every one a little tidbit of what bedtime looks like in our house right now. Enjoy! Step One 7:15PM- Give them the impending bedtime warning and let them know that any bedtime snacks/ drinks are to be gotten now. Step Two 7:20PM- Argue for [...]