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

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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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All My Bags are Packed

I am taking a solo trip to Florida this weekend. Mostly, it’s to visit family – my grandmother specifically. She’s at the root of at least half of my whimsical childhood memories and lately, I haven’t been able to visit with her as often as I’d like. I am so…

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The Nap Time Even Mighty Mouse Couldn’t Save

Sometimes at nap time, I slip back into my pajamas and crawl into bed. Now I know, as a responsible mother, I should use this time to be productive by doing some kind of housework, meal-prep or sun salutations on my perpetually unused yoga mat, but some days, it’s all…

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<3 Orlando

My boys are three years apart. I believe this is a nice age gap for the following reasons:   Oliver understands that, no matter how many times Archie punches him in the back, he is not to retaliate. He is too big.   Archie understands that no matter how many…

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Road Trip Realizations Courtesy of Popeye’s Chicken

My family and I were hours into our summer vacation when we decided to stop for some roadside cuisine at a TA rest stop, which boasted both a Subway and a Pizza Hut. On-the-go dining with a non-meat-eating mother presents many a restriction, but at this particular establishment, we could…

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Kelly Bandas: What’s in my (Diaper) Bag?

I love trashy magazines. You know, the good kind of trashy magazines: UsWeekly, Life&Style, InTouch. The kind of trashy magazines that take care to remind me that celebrities are “just like us”, while simultaneously making my life seem cheap, boring and fat. Totally worth the $3.95. Despite all they do to break down my personal sense…

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Ken Griffey Jr. Still Owes Me an Apology

I consider myself a cautious person. I wore wrist-guards, while roller blading as a kid. I make sure I choose the eggs with the furthest possible expiration date at the grocery store. I don’t care for blinking red lights; they leave too much to chance. I’m not what you’d call…

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