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The Top Eleven Books [That Kept Me Moving Toward the Sunshine]

I am a reader. A nerdy, book-loving, writing-obsessed, former-thesaurus-carrying, wannabe-author.  Except then I became a mom to three precious, demanding, time-consuming little humans and people would say hey, you should read this book and I would basically laugh until I cried. WHEN? I never found a minute or – rather – carved out a minute […]

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The Art of Unleashing

“How was Disney?” I recently asked one of my friends. Any mom who has ever taken her kids to Disney knows this question requires more than just a simple response. I expected a story containing equal parts frustration and happiness to follow, and I wasn’t disappointed. At the end she said, “sorry to unleash on […]

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Take Me Home Country Road

Seven years ago I left Springfield, Illinois a newlywed and moved to the big city of Houston, Texas. Apartment living was tough, the city (and suburbs, for that matter) diverse, and everything was much bigger. It was a completely different lifestyle there, much more fast paced, and left me longing for boring old Springfield. Not […]

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Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy, Delivery, Postpartum & Motherhood

Growing up, or while trying to conceive, we all have this picture in our mind about how beautiful pregnancy will be, and tend to neglect thinking about the ‘ugly.’  Pregnancy, delivery (be it a vaginal birth or c-section), postpartum, and motherhood aren’t as smooth and picture-perfect as you may think. In some ways I was […]

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Why this Working Mom Feels Guilty…..the Reason May Surprise You

Before I became a mom, I always knew I would continue to work and had no intention of becoming a full-time homemaker. Not that staying at home isn’t an underrated job – it’s probably the most important life skill one can manage. I enjoyed my profession, it gave me a sense of purpose and satisfaction. I […]

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An Hour in the Life of a Burn Boot Camp Rookie

An Hour in the Life of a Burn Boot Camp Rookie

Atlanta Area Moms Blog is partnering with Burn Boot Camp to bring you this post. All opinions are those of the contributor.Two moms walk into a Burn Boot Camp. One exercise every day eats well and has mastered the burpee. She’s confident that she is going to slay this workout, but also that she probably […]

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Saying Yes to Help :: More Difficult Than it Sounds

Almost four years ago, Charleigh June made me a mother for the very first time. We had waited a long time for that day, and I was determined to be the Best Mommy Ever.  I wanted to be SuperMom, and do every single thing by myself.  But the truth was, I was struggling, losing bits […]

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