I took this video immediately when I heard the news so don’t judge!!! Wow! Can you tell from the video how I am feeling? I am ecstatic about being selected as a Rise N Grind Ambassador for Daymond John! When I applied, I thought: I’d love to be an ambassador for so many reasons. One, … Continue reading STOWEY JOEY SELECTED AS RISE N GRIND AMBASSADOR FOR DAYMOND JOHN OF SHARK TANK!
As a full-time doctoral student, employee, and mother of a 2-year-old daughter, I often find myself feeling exhausted, but saying the word exhausted and owning it, was not easy. For the past 2 years, I have found myself joining mommy support groups on Facebook, looking for tips on Pinterest, and downloading apps on my … Continue reading ARE FACEBOOK GROUPS, PINTEREST, AND ITUNES APPS PRESSURING YOU, MOM??
What do you do when a casserole dish requires a can of mushroom soup..? How often do you make tuna sandwiches? Do you think about the dangers or risks of using canned foods? My preference has always been to use jarred food, frozen veggies or fresh produce especially if I am preparing a meal for … Continue reading IGNORING BPA CANNED FOODS IN A WORLD OF GLASS JARS and FRESH PRODUCE ?
Checklist for baby gear: Toy storage bag Play mat for baby Portable changing pad Skidproof baby blanket Baby spill mat Is this your first, new baby ? Do you feel like everyone has an opinion on what you should and shouldn’t buy? Congratulations! Welcome. This is your initiation into motherhood! Take all the advice and … Continue reading A BABY REGISTRY RESULTS IN A TOY STORAGE SOLUTION FOR HER ‘JOEYS’
You can spend forever on Pinterest choosing all those cool projects you are going to do with your kids one day. Then when the time finally arrives you realize you don’t have half the materials required for those cool Halloween crafts! The thought of a trip to Hobby Lobby & $100 later it is easy … Continue reading HALLOWEEN ARTS + CRAFTS: A TIP FOR REVERSE ENGINEERING YOUR CREATIVITY
Let me tell you that running a business is one of the most difficult things I have ever done…running business ‘A’ while running business ‘B’ to supplement ‘A’ is even harder. Add to the mix having three kids, one of whom is at home full time with me and I’ve just flashed a picture of … Continue reading TALKING TO MARCUS LEMONIS WAS THE CHERRY ON TOP!
Written by the lovely, beautiful, and pregnant Erin Lee Emelander. Erin is a lawyer and a mom-to-be. She wants Stowey Moms to share in on some of the most outrageous + wild things both family + friends have said during her first pregnancy. ENJOY! …Smiling down at the fifth positive pregnancy test in my shaking … Continue reading PREGNANCY: THE SHOCKING THINGS PEOPLE SAY TO AN EXPECTANT MOM!
Christmas break for most families tends to be a little chaotic with kids going to bed later than usual, guests in and out of the house, a busy schedule filled with holiday dinners, parties, shopping, guests coming into town, and of course cooking, baking, and cleaning up! One of the most exciting activities for us … Continue reading CHRISTMAS CHAOS! HOLIDAYS ARE MADE FOR MEMORIES!
We don’t want to find out the gender. Tech: Okay, but you know that there are two. Two…two what? Tech: Two heads. Gurrl, that’s kind of a mean joke. Tech: I wouldn’t joke… I’ll show you. And there on the ultrasound monitor the technician pointed to two distinct blobs, but I still couldn’t distinguish what … Continue reading POST PARTUM LIFE: YOU SAW MY TEARS. MY FUTURE WON’T
I am a mom, maybe not in the traditional sense of the word. My stepfather passed away when my brother and sister were very young, 1 and 3. I stepped up to help my mom, as she had and still has, a full time job as a nurse practitioner. My siblings are in school but, … Continue reading The Value of A Dollar: Using Chore Charts and Toy Storage Solutions