You're Not Alone: Motherhood Anxiety Comes for Us All

About a week or so ago, I was brimming with anxiety, minding my own business, holding a mug of...

3 Things I Won't Do As a Mother of Boys

There are two red grapes on my kitchen floor that have been laying there for over two weeks. I know this,...

Texts Only a Stay-at-Home Mom Could Send

During the summer, I am a stay-at-home mom. I also flirt with SAHM-ing during the school year because I only...

The Real Reason I Dyed My Hair Purple

Last night I had a dream that I was at the playground with my kids and I bumped into...

The Things I Forgot: An Ode to Mom Brain

I have an amazing working memory. I can hold a myriad of appointments, medicine dosages and current trends in speech...
Boy Mom Life
You're Not Alone: Motherhood Anxiety Comes for Us All
Boy Mom Hacks
3 Things I Won't Do As a Mother of Boys
Boy Mom Life
Texts Only a Stay-at-Home Mom Could Send
Boy Mom Life
The Real Reason I Dyed My Hair Purple
Boy Mom Life
The Things I Forgot: An Ode to Mom Brain
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Boy Mom Life

The always honest, sometimes funny ups and downs of life as a boy mom.

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I'm Kelly.

A half stay-at-home-mom, half speech language pathologist, half blogger, who really struggles with math. This is my place to celebrate the beautiful mess that is raising boys and share some of the bright ideas and belly laughs we collect along the way.  Read more

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Boy Mom Hacks

A few of my favorite tricks of the Boy Mom trade. And some of them actually work!

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My Face isn’t the only Scary Thing About this Post

Well friends, we made it. It’s 2017. We’re a little worse for the wear – our roots a little grayer, our under-eye circles slightly more pronounced, but somehow we’ve managed to drag our collective derrières across the finish line of 2016 and birth ourselves into this new year. Some of us (me)…

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5 Mommy Makeup Must-Haves to Fit your Holiday Budget

Christmas is coming, but you knew that. You’ve known it since before Halloween. Because since before Halloween, you’ve been depriving yourself, like the magnanimous mama that you are, of buying anything nice for yourself. Because Christmas is coming! And you need to spend all your dough on gifts for your kids/husband/friends/teachers/neighbors/etc. So…

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3 Ways I’m Taking Back Christmas

It’s that magical time of year when our mailbox begins to fill up with sights and signs of the upcoming holidays! But, oh no – I’m not talking about Christmas cards and fancy invitations to yuletide cocktail parties, that feature attractive words like “adults only” and “Mistletoe Moscow Mule” – I’m talking about the real…

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Elle Wood’s Guide to Trump’s America

It has been a whole week and it still feels surreal. And I’m not talking about the, “This is too good to be true!” kind of surreal, I’m talking about the “Crap, I’m naked in the middle of third period.” kind of surreal. And for that reason, I need to…

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#ImWithYou

“I’m in a glass cage of emotion!” Are you smiling at least a little? You can’t not smile after a solid Anchorman reference. Now that I’ve disarmed you slightly, let me say this with as much empathy and compassion as I can muster, SNAP OUT OF IT! I’m angry too. I…

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There’s S’more Where that Came From

I am the oldest of four kids – well, four people. The days of referring to ourselves as “kids” has long since passed, but of the original Barons brood, I am the eldest. I hold the title of “oldest” proudly, as I like to think it carries a little bit…

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