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I am Human, and I Choose Kind

I am Human, and I Choose Kind

Let me start off with the fact that I have never written anything of value, except maybe a grocery list. I stay out of politics publicly. I believe that being remembered for how you treat people is more important than what you have. Choose Kind That being said, I feel compelled to write my thoughts on [...]

Mommy Dating

Mommy Dating

I’ve been married for years, yet recently I’m finding myself in the throws of dating…. Mommy Dating. Yes, go ahead and change my status to ‘Looking for a Relationship.’ We’ve recently moved and being in a new place means my kids and I are starting out again with no friends. I love my kids‑ and [...]

Playgroup: Your New Lifeline!

Playgroup: Your New Lifeline!

Like all young married couples, our marriage endured the typical trials of life. We married, we worked, we had babies, and we climbed the ladders of life together. Our first apartment was $165 a month and included furniture, utilities, and local phone service! Our children were born in different cities. Kate was born during medical [...]

Transitioning into Single Parenthood

Transitioning into Single Parenthood

No one gets married expecting a divorce. No one has a child with their partner expecting to be a single parent. Sometimes, life has other plans. For me, becoming a single parent was more difficult than becoming a parent in the first place. I suddenly found myself with half the income, half the childcare and [...]

How We Stay Connected During Deployment

How We Stay Connected During Deployment

How do you stay connected to your husband when he is thousands of miles away, for six to eight months (shorter for the Air Force, longer for the Army)? My hubby, B, is a Marine. He was deployed soon after we found out I was pregnant with our daughter. We were told the squadron would [...]

Making Mama Feel Special (Tips For Dads & Partners)

Making Mama Feel Special (Tips For Dads & Partners)

Okay dads and partners, this one’s for you! There’s so much pressure on mamas in their day-to-day lives. Maybe the pressure isn’t put directly on them by you, but they feel that there’s more they need to do because of being a mama. Sometimes, they just need a break, a thank you, or a special [...]

Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

I met my husband in high school. When Jeff and I got together, we were young enough that we had not yet had more than one other “love” in our lives. Make no mistake— he was, and still is, a handsome guy, albeit a little short, and I’m pretty enough, if a little on the [...]

Ask the Mamas: How Do We Get the Spark Back in Our Relationship?

Ask the Mamas: How Do We Get the Spark Back in Our Relationship?

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What [...]