To C or Not to C: Get this baby out of me! by Zoe Richmond


I had a C-section.  I actually had two C-sections.  It took a while to get the residue of shame off my voice when I made that statement. Don’t get me wrong, I did not set out to have a C-section.  Quite the opposite.  I was looking forward to the birthing experience. ...

Hot Flash Mom by Lori j Loesch


I'm very tired.  I feel worn out.  I've been dealing with Menopausal symptoms.  The hot flashes are the worst.  I can't sleep, or even take care of daily things.  My mood is very cranky.  I want to go to the Chiropractor, but, I'm looking for a new one, and I ...

One Foot on a Banana Peel, The Other On The Gas Pedal By: Lori j Loesch


 I feel like I've got one foot on a banana peel, to retirement, and the other on the gas pedal of a race car.  Being an older mom, has it's ups and downs.  As I get older, age has a way of sliding into my life and changing everything.  I ...

Meet Later Mom: Mary Ostyn


NAME: Mary Ostyn AGE: 47 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart, John RESIDENCE:  Nampa, ID CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: Amanda 26, Erika 24, Jared 22, Daniel 20, Lidya 19, Zeytuna 16, Josh 16, Ben 16, Emily 12, Julianna 9 I am the author of three books:  Forever Mom: What to Expect When You're Adopting,  Family Feasts for $75 ...

Why is it that a Mum, always wants a baby in-tow? By Lori Loesch


Why is it that when I see a baby, I can hardly contain myself?  Not really, but I love babies.  That baby love.  Baby talk.  Now, I know I would be over the edge, at my age, but there's just something about a little baby, looking up into your eyes... ...

A Good Book by Conlee Ricketts


[caption id="attachment_17176" align="alignleft" width="222"] PIE by Sarah Weeks[/caption] Last year my daughter read PIE by Sarah Weeks. She brought it home on Library Day and read it cover to cover. She tried to explain the story and how great it was and why she liked it, and I tried to follow ...

Don’t Worry Everything Will Be Fine by Conlee Ricketts


[caption id="attachment_16929" align="alignleft" width="222"] In the shadow of fear[/caption] As a “grown up” the words, “it will all be O.K.” comforts me because I know—good or bad—the events of my life will roll along as they should. I learned though (the very hard way) that these words are just a big ...

Mommy’s Little Instruction Manual by Conlee Ricketts


Kids don’t come with instructions but parents should. All adults should really. I’ve know myself for 48 years now and I have explained myself to my daughter more than once in order to make sure she doesn’t take any of my ridiculous nonsense too seriously. Here’s my list of repeat offenders ...

Shedding the Year of the Snake by Conlee Ricketts


I’m taking a few moments before the end of the year to bid it farewell, say good riddance and put to rest this most difficult year. Ten days into 2013 I broke my wrist requiring surgery complete with titanium plate, screws, and no health insurance. A few weeks after that (unable ...

Hers and Mine by Conlee Ricketts


I recently confessed to a friend that for the first nine years or so of my daughter’s life I would have to take some time to go off and cry every Christmas. I cried because I felt like I didn’t provide a “magical enough” Christmas. It took me a lot ...