The popularity of reality television reveals a lot about the human condition. For one thing it speaks directly to our curiosity about how other people live. I am most interested in the lives of other women, in particular other moms. This is true of my pal Amy Shepardson. No, she is not a real housewife […]
I am no domestic diva. I don’t sew, bake, make beds or the many other tasks common to Martha Stewart’s ilk. What I can do, certainly not often enough, is cook for my family. I don’t think I’m being old fashion here. I certainly don’t do all the cooking, or the cleaning–a fact that my […]
Life is a road trip. Green light. Push through, you can make it. Yellow light. Slow down and consider the cost. Red light. Stop and take it all in. Left turn. Slow down, look both ways, and don’t get distracted by the honking idiot in the car behind you. Happy Wormly Wednesday
I breastfed my daughter for a year. Like many moms there came a time when I needed help boosting my milk supply. Organic Mother’s Milk Tea did wonders for me, but frankly, it tasted like boiled feet. I have actually never had feet, boiled or otherwise, but you get the picture. Next time will be […]
Have you ever overheard a stranger complaining? Their boss is a tyrant. Their spouse is an idiot. Their kids are little monsters. They pray for rain, get it and then complain about the lack of sunshine. It sounds kind of absurd when someone else is doing the complaining. Happy Wormly Wednesday
A journalist friend once told me that great writing requires tension. If readers agree with your every word they will likely be bored to tears. Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother bursts with tension. Page after page, I found myself hoping that her husband Jed would take their daughters and run far, far […]
Shoes are beautiful. Shopping for them can be downright intoxicating. Even still, never pay full price for something you stick your feet in and drag across the floor. Happy Wormly Wednesday.
My arm and my leg. My very last dollar and my very last nerve. These are things that I would gladly hand over for my daughter. But my generosity has limits. There are certain things that I just will not share. My french fries: I love my McDonald’s french fries like nobody’s business. I giggled […]
Never judge a book by its cover. With that sage advice out of the way, I have to admit that I loved the packaging of this book. The miniature hard cover with cute cover art makes it ideal for a tabletop or gift basket to a mom with young kids. Fortunately New York Times best-selling […]
If you hate taking pictures, do it anyway. Even if you hate your photo today, in 20 years you’ll look back and realize that you were one hot dish. Happy Wormly Wednesday.
You’re busy. And unless you’ve got an extra $1,000 a month to put away, you’re not sure how you’ll put the kids through college.
Well my friend, we’re in the same boat.
I’m Nicole Robinson, aka The BookWormMama. I spend my days as a business professional, freelance writer and blogger. I spend my nights as an imperfect, but striving wife and mother.
I’m also a planner. I researched college scholarships when my daughter was just a few months old. I found that most of the college prep information—and money—was geared towards…Keep reading...