single mom life

5 Things You Should Have Done to Winterize Your Home This Winter

Winter is finally on its way out as it makes room for spring. As I do every year, I’m working hard to resist the urge to spring clean every day. I also find myself reflecting back on the homeowner duties I neglected to follow through on this winter, such as winterizing the house. Spring cleaning is easy. Winterizing, on the other hand, takes some research and a little help from HVAC pros. If you are like me and you totally skipped over it, here are five things that you should have done to winterize your house. (more…)

The Real Family Photos and Why I Fake It

A small downfall of being a single mom is the lack of pictures of the kids that actually include you in it. Like most moms of the 21st century, I have my phone on hand at all times to capture the small memories and moments that make up our everyday, but when I look back at the pictures, there is always a noticeable lack of me. Sure, there is the occasional family selfie but nothing that truly reflects our family and the times that we have together. Though I don’t particularly enjoy having my picture taken and tend to shy away from the lens anyway, it is nice to have a family photo record acknowledging that yes I was indeed there at least in a few pictures. (more…)

10 Invaluable Travel Tips for Single Moms





By Crystal from Make Your Baby Laugh

Whether you’re in the process of booking your baby’s first plane flight, or you’re planning a road trip to visit your mom and dad, if you’re seriously considering traveling as a single mom, simply continue reading to discover 10 handy tips that will make traveling with your baby a breeze. (more…)

Once a Quitter Always a Quitter?

Being a good parent means teaching our kids the fundamentals of how to succeed in the world, be a good person, and be happy. On this we can all agree. This road, however, is full of so many good intentions that can lead you down the wrong road. The fork between scarred and great character can be very small. Last Saturday, I found myself at one such fork. (more…)

The Sounds of Silence

Loud silence. A contradiction of words that somehow seem to be the only accurate way to describe certain experiences of noiselessness. This week brought two of those experiences to me. Typically, silence is a concerning thing for a mom. The first full night of sleep for a baby has its mother up all night waiting for the crying. Two siblings suddenly quiet in their play has a mom worried about what mischief is coming next. Loud silence, though, isn’t as much worrisome as it is curious and occurs only after bouts of loud excitement. Luckily, my two bouts of loud excitement stemmed from happy experiences, or, in the case of our Nurture Her Nature family vacation, mostly happy experiences. (more…)