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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People Ask Me What I do When There’s No Baseball…

I’ve spent a lot of time around baseball. And I mean a lot. Many of you know my back story, but for those that don’t suffice it to say, for my first 21 years – baseball was life. The rest was just details (Sorry. Had to.) And so for my formative years, the coming…

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Remember That Thing I Said in College? I Still Mean it…

I have a very vivid (and cringeworthy) memory of being in college and casually saying the following to a friend: “I wish that there was just a magic pill I could take that would make me feel drunk instantly, without actually having to drink anything.” Her response? “That’s called “drugs”,…

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Why I Haven’t Written in a While

I haven’t written in a while because, well – life happened. It’s not an excuse, but it’s a reason. My parents have been visiting (which is great), the kids have been sick (which is not so great) and we’ve been trying our best to carve out some much needed family time…

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Two Birthdays + Two Days = Infinity Tears

This past week was a busy one. Archie, my wily, little tough guy turned two and Oliver, my tender-hearted softie turned five. It was a week full of streamers and wrapping paper and Ninja Turtle cut outs and lots and lots of frosting. It was fun and carefree and silly and gut-wrenchingly bittersweet….

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50 Ways to Lose Your Lovie

The littlest Bandas turns two today and in celebration of this huge milestone, I decided to rip off the great Paul Simon and pen an ode to Archie’s most prized possession. His lovie. Or as he refers to it, his “Buh Buh”. 50 Ways to Lose Your Lovie “The problem…

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How I’ve Survived Stepping Off Over 1,000 Cliffs

Most of you know by now, that I’m a naturally anxious person. I like things done a certain way; change is hard for me; I do not like the unknown. This isn’t a new development – I was an anxious kid too (more on that another day…) but what is…

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