Honest Toddler, The Honest Company, Honest to Goodness it’s Just Business

The mom blogosphere is up in arms this week. There are cries of bullying. Everyone who has ever met me knows that bullying is my least favorite word. If you claim “bully” you’d best be prepared to demonstrate that there’s been an unrelenting malicious campaign against you by someone with more power than yourself. There is clearly a conflict between TheHonestToddler.com and The Honest Company but if anyone tells you that someone’s been bullied you’re reading an opinion piece and nothing about it will make you smarter, well informed or …

The Innate Hazard of Leading With Your Womb

I’ll be at Mom 2.0 in a week or two (not really sure of the date). This is the third year I’ve bought a ticket but it will be the first year I’ll attend. I remember one year thinking how great it would be to have an excuse to go to New Orleans and get some work done at the same time. My husband hates New Orleans so it seemed like the perfect excuse to travel. Then when I looked at the schedule and saw Mad Men parties and photo …

On Summiting

When I started this site I had some goals in mind. I wanted to hit a certain number of readers. I did that. I wanted some accolades. Been there. I liked the idea of some TV appearances. Check that off the list. I wanted to pay some bills. I just bought a new car. The bills are paid. There are limits to where a blog can take you. There are severe limits to where a mom blog can take you. Now Mommy Blogging is boring. I know some people love …

Are Moms With Older Kids Unrelatable?

I’m looking at who the mom bloggers are and, well, let’s face it, those of us who have been in the space a while are sort of fading away. I almost never write about my kids (which isn’t really much of a change) but I’m writing less and less about motherhood, which is a change. When the kids were little there were universal experiences we mothers were having. We all have pregnancies or adoption stories, we all lost sleep, gained weight, got peed on, taught kids where to pee, worried …

Back to School

I’m a little lonely today. After having almost three weeks of kids, ten straight days of my husband bookended by two short work weeks I’m missing them all. There’s work to do. This house is a disaster as we all embraced a little vacation laziness. There is end of year billing that needs to be tied up and a dog that needs to be bathed. I have a stack of unedited videos to deal with and three, count them three, half finished car reviews. But I’m not doing much today. …