Author Archives: Lindsay Cross

Mommy Skincare, Necessary Or Not?

Mommy Skincare, Necessary Or Not?

As we all know, your body changes during pregnancy. But not just your girth, hormonal changes cause all kinds of upheaval in your body’s chemistry. No two women have the same experience, although there are a couple problems that almost every mother or mother-to-be groans about.

One of those universal mommy scars is stretch marks. More »

Children Are The Ultimate Excuse

Children Are The Ultimate Excuse

This weekend was incredibly hectic for me. Our family just had a lot going on. Most of it all involved friends and family, it was fun and exciting, socialable stuff. But it was also a lot of stuff that I just wasn’t in the mood for. I wanted a terrible TV marathon of Bravo programming this weekend. I wanted time to lay around my house. I was thinking about getting around to shaving my legs. There wasn’t a good excuse for staying home, but I wanted to anyways. More »

A Mom’s Guide to Social Networking

A Mom's Guide to Social Networking

Today’s young mothers have a lot of difficult decisions to make: work or stay at home, bottle or breast milk, free-range or attachment. For me, I find that it’s a balancing act. From the very beginning, I realized that the easiest way for me was to combine all those mothering philosophies into something usable. It resulted with Brenna learning to love both fresh fruits and french fries. She really is her mother’s daughter. More »

How to Rock A Baby Bump

How to Rock A Baby Bump

Well, Jane Krakowski said it: “Baby bump is the new black.” On every red carpet and trashy tabloid cover, pregnant women are taking over. Hell, even wanting a baby bump has been enough to provide some much-needed press to the Kardashian Klan. In fact, E!’s line-up has quite a few women who think their uterus is good for a couple US Weekly covers. More »

You Can’t Control Your Kids, and That’s What’s Great About Them

You Can't Control Your Kids, and That's What's Great About Them

I’m not sure if these two are besties yet, but I think they could have a beautiful friendship. They are both strong women, working and succeeding in traditionally male occupations. They’ve both been called monsters, though one might be more fond of the title than the other. They’ve both shared their life’s stories with the world, in hopes that they might be better understood. More »

7 Great Wedding Songs

7 Great Wedding Songs

Last week, we talked about bad wedding songs. But now, let’s focus on the positive. I would love to title this post “The 7 Best Wedding Songs” but that wouldn’t be correct. Because the best wedding song out there is the one that speaks to you and your soon-to-be-spouse. It’s one that makes you smile, or maybe get a little teary-eyed. It’s the first one you ever danced to or the only one you can both agree on. It’s whatever song matters most to the two of you. More »

Should You Kiss in Front of Your Children?

Should You Kiss in Front of Your Children?

My daughter has hit the stage where she wants everything to be a family. She must have three of everything, so there can be a mommy, daddy and baby. A family of stuffed teddy bears, a family of hearts she drew. It’s a little like Goldilocks, there should always be three in descending size. She’s even a little peeved with Disney movies lately because they rarely have a mother and a father. Perhaps most telling, since Brenna is an only child, if there is another sibling, she refers to them as “friend.” So her dollhouse has Mommy, Daddy, Baby and Friend, and she plays with them all the time. More »

New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Have to Suck If You’re a Parent

New Year's Eve Doesn't Have to Suck If You're a Parent

With crap like this being published, I might need to give up my goal of making parenting sound the least bit fun. According to ParentDish, some great ideas for celebrating New Years are: cooking, more cooking, craft, dress up, more cooking – with sprinkles. Happy New Years! This is the life of a parent – planning activities for your offspring and then slowly fading away as they need you less and less. Your only entertainment should be making your children happy. Cheers to that!

Here are 5 alternative solutions, because believe it or not, both you and your child can enjoy a holiday. Your happiness isn’t mutually exclusive! More »