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I am a bored mother.

I’ve been struggling lately, as a mother. Georgie is in such a wonderful and fun stage. She is walking, trying to say words, dancing, giggling, cuddling, picking flowers, squealing with delight, and reading books. I know these are special, sacred times. But I am bored. For those of you who are new around here, I…
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I am a bored mother.

I’ve been struggling lately, as a mother. Georgie is in such a wonderful and fun stage. She is walking, trying to say words, dancing, giggling, cuddling, picking flowers, squealing with delight, and reading books. I know these are special, sacred times. But I am bored. For those of you who are new around here, I…
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On Clumsy Motherhood & Angels in Coffee Shops

You clamor in to the coffee shop, carrying your six-week-old baby in her infant car seat. It’s heavy, and you lose your balance as you struggle to open the door with your one free hand. Two men in suits look up from their table and watch. You’ll later learn not to carry your baby around…
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I am a Friend Predator

Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, I’ve started to channel a lot of my social life into tiny interactions with strangers. Maybe to an unhealthy degree.  Yesterday, as I was pulling out of the driveway to go to Costco, I saw a woman around my age pushing a double stroller with an infant and a toddler.…
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Are you jealous of your spouse's career?

As a stay-at-home mom I’ve struggled with seeing my husband flourish in his career. I’m happy for him and I love to see him find fulfillment in his work, but I have to admit a part of me is a bit jealous. Maybe some of you understand how I feel. This week, Joe is in…
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A letter from your single girlfriends

Dearest moms and readers of Creating Mom, First of all, thank you for reading my sis-in-laws blog – I love reading her posts about all the things she’s learning, and of course hearing the latest stories of my niece, Baby G.  My name is Elizabeth, blogger at Souly Satisfied, where I share about living a…
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Moms: It's not rocket science, just relax

As you may have learned from yesterday’s post about my insecurities that I suck at playing with Baby G, I am kind of nuts neurotic.. Despite my best efforts, I’m already falling prey to the “mom enough” trap. Am I doing enough? Am I doing it wrong? Am I ruining my child? Some of you called…
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My first day as a stay-at-home mom

Today is my first day as a stay-at-home mom. Early this morning, my first subconscious waking thoughts were about what I might wear to work today. Typical Monday morning thoughts. Would the baby sleep in long enough for me to sneak in the shower? What would I pack for lunch? What stories am I working…
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