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Feb. 12th, 2015



Anyone still here?

Livejournal has been emailing me because this community gets the occasional spam post that gets moderated. I feel a little bad that the community has gone so long with no traffic, but I realize that a lot of us have found more active groups on Facebook and other sites with better visibility. Also, many of the moms of small babies a few years ago are now moms of school aged kids with less of a need for "what do I do to keep this kid busy?" discussions. Now when folks come to LJ to find communities, they see this one quiet and go find another. Maybe we can breathe some life back over here!

So, for curiosities sake...
Are you still here?

What's going on in your life these days?

What would you like to see happening in this community? More general Q&A? Maybe some topical posts from experts, like a cleaning lady talking about housework with toddlers, or a master gardener giving tips on gardening with kids? Personally, I'd love to see more discussion about how you're managing SAH motherhood so we can get great tips and ideas from each other and cheer each other on. Did you learn a great trick for getting your kids to clean up! Or keep their backpacks from overflowing with old papers?

Tell us, tell me!

Jun. 23rd, 2014


adult only vaca

So my husband and i are 23 and we have a beautiful 2 1/2 year old daughter. I am a stay at home mom and a student and my husband works full time. We are currently living with his grandparents and sharing a room with our daughter. We have zero privacy with the amount of traffic that comes in everyday. I want to take an adult only vacation with my husband to the smokey mountians for his birthday (he has never been). We have alreadylined up a sitter for our daughter(his aunt). We took our daughter to chattanoga a few months back for the weekend. Went to a lot of places with her. I will miss her terribly, but i think our marriagecould use two days alone. It seems though that everyone we are remotely related to thinks we are crazy for wainting time to ourselves and leaving hed for two nights. I never leave my child with anyone i do my college studies online so im not away from her. She means the world to me and i adore the dickenes out of her. Should i be feeling like thd worst parent in the world for leaving herfor two nights or do people go on adult only vacas without their children reguarly?

Nov. 15th, 2012



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Originally posted by novirene at post

Nov. 8th, 2011


Entertaining A 6 Month Old Kid?

Hello All! I figured I'd introduce myself and ask a question...

My name is Jennifer, I'm 28 and a SAHM to 6 month old Gabe. My question is, what do you all do all day (especially mom's with infants). Sometimes I feel like our days are just the same and it's hard not to fall into a rut. I've joined a few mommy & me groups, which are nice, but still haven't found mom's I click with. I guess I just have this irrational fear that if I don't take him out ALL THE TIME or do fabulous activities all day long that I'm a failure as a mom.

I know that's stupid. I'm still trying to figure this whole SAHM thing out. It's pretty silly, but I find having my days "free" to do as the kid and I please leaves me feeling anxious and sometimes a little bit lonely. I also think I've joined entirely too many online parenting forums (or maybe just the wrong ones). I WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING...stress about milestones, solids, etc. Is it too much to ask to find laid-back/easy-going parents that dig all the things I'm into and want to hang?

/ end pity party

So, yeah, hello all! Sorry about the bummer intro post. ;)

May. 5th, 2011

St. Jude pray for Keven


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This is my youngest son..he was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor at the age of 20 months old..he was Diagnosed on Monther's Day 2008. So this Mother's Day will mark three years since he was diagnosed, but we are proud to say he has been CANCER FREE for TWO YEARS NOW!!!!

Feb. 24th, 2011


Hello :)

Hi! I'm a 24 almost 25 yr old sahm mom of two.  I have a 3yr old girl named Mackenzie and an almost 4yr old boy named Teagan.  I love staying home with my children, but have started to get in to the sah rut of being depressed about having no one to hang out with or make play dates with.  We moved up to the Eau Claire area in Wisconsin 2yrs ago from Green Bay when my fiance graduated college 2yrs ago, because up here was the only place hiring full time in wisconsin.  We had to leave all our friends and family and I have really been struggling trying to make friends up here.  It seems like the people up here a so stuck up and clique-ish.  But if I made some more mommy friends online that I could relate to or could relate to me and share our experiences and grievances, that would be FANTASTIC.  So if you want a new friend who is open minded, kind, caring, has a very chipper personality, then add me!  if you wanna know more about me first, just ask :)

Sep. 10th, 2010



Free Amazon Prime for parents

Just thought i'd give fellow parents a heads up on this. Amazon is giving a free 3 month trial to all parents right now: Amazon Mom- free Amazon Prime trial

It's called Amazon Mom but it's aimed at anyone who takes care of a child. For those unfamiliar with Amazon Prime, it is a service that usually costs $79 a year that gives you free 2 day shipping and $3.99 overnight shipping. I've found it so useful at times when i'm almost out of diapers and don't think i'll have time to get to the grocery store.

Aug. 22nd, 2010


Out of exile?

Anyone still here??

After nearly two years of being primarily home bound with the boy, I'm finally
branching out.  I've joined a mommies group in our area, and it's really helped
me get enthused about other goings on in our region. 

Took me 9 months to begin to feel like my old self, and now I'm really ready to
jump back into the 'learning and exploring' part of life. 

Anyone else in a mommies group, or what got you out of your SAH rut?

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