10 Reasons I’m Stoked for School to Start

I love my sons. They are truly my lifelong dream come true. It's a privilege to be home refereeing caring for them every day, and they bring a joy into my life that no other people in the universe could ever touch. That being said... I'm counting down the days to their first day of school. (Cough...14...cough, cough.) Reason Number 1: I haven't seen an empty sink for more than 1o minutes in the last five years. If I time it right, I can get at least three solid clear sink hours before the hubz comes home for lunch. Reason Number 2: There will be silence...during daylight...that … [Read more...]

A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Rant

When I left my nine to five to be a stay-at-home mom, several people told me to "enjoy my retirement." At the time, I chuckled with them, knowing that the SAH mother's lifestyle was no endless vacation, but not fully understanding the magnitude of the job. When my first son was born in 2005, I longed to be home with him, but we just couldn't financially make it happen. By the time my third was on his way, economically, things had changed in our house and I was chomping at the bit to get out of middle management and live the dream. It truly was my dream, by the way, and it still … [Read more...]

Mother Bear Gets A Lesson On Perspective

When it comes to perspective, everybody's got one, and moms have a tendency to lose theirs when it comes to their kids. I know this from experience. Even the most docile mom becomes a fierce mother bear when it comes to protecting her children. Even a naturally diplomatic, peacekeeping sort of gal like myself falls prey to mother bear syndrome if I feel like someone isn't acting in the best interest of my precious cubs children. My ability to maintain an unbiased perspective seems to soar out the window if I believe my kids are being treated unfairly. I got a lesson in perspective … [Read more...]

Winds of Change

In my last post, I outlined the new direction of Mama's Got Flair: Do you feel you’ve lost touch with your identity since becoming a wife and mother? Mama’s Got Flair is a haven for mamas who want to rediscover themselves, their dreams and personal goals. There’s no shame in finding a healthy balance between love for your family and yourself. Happy mamas who value themselves, raise respectful, confident children who do the same. If you’re ready to reclaim yourself, celebrate your strength, express your individuality and build your self-confidence, welcome to Mama’s Got … [Read more...]