Stay at home

I’m very excited to share this guest post with you from my friend Jennifer of Every Breath I Take. She shares yoga practices mamas can do at home, as well as an easy way to keep up a practice of yoga at home – or even at work – with very limited time. Discount code included for Jen’s current 5-class virtual yoga series!


Welcome to the October Carnival of Natural Parenting: Money Matters This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how finances affect their parenting choices. Please read to the end to find a list of links to […]


How Losing My Job Changed My Life

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

This is an expanded version of a post published several months ago. My ample midsection cramped up as I stood tapping my foot distractedly outside of a once welcoming room – a room that now held my fate. I tried to ignore the contractions that gently rocked me from the inside out and focus on […]


It’s hot and sticky outside, and you’re running from one kids’ activity to the next. How do you fit in a workout to stay healthy and keep your sanity? Here are 5 ways that I’m making it happen: 1. Run or walk in little bursts: I try to run or walk everywhere, no matter how […]


Are you interested in working from home, supporting work at home mamas, and finding great deals? I know I am, and this is why I am proud to now be working with Juice in the City. I was first introduced to Juice in the City when I attended Bloggy Boot Camp in Boston in early […]


My Greatest Accomplishment

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

RememberRED is a memoir meme. This week’s assignment was to tell the story, without any trivialization or modesty, of something in your life that you are proud of. I will immodestly state that I believe I have achieved many accomplishments throughout my thirtysomething years that engender pride, but when faced with the question of choosing […]


How Getting Laid Off Changed My Life

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

My ample midsection cramped up as I stood tapping my foot distractedly outside of a once welcoming room – a room that now held my fate. I tried to ignore the contractions that gently rocked me from the inside out and focus on presenting a confident countenance that would be worthy of hearing the words […]


Dear Sweet Boy, Today is my birthday, and I’m feeling so thankful for this past year! Before you were even born, you were already making my life extraordinary. Here are the moments from each month of our past year together that I am remembering today: February 2010 You and I walked the streets of Barcelona […]


Now that I’ve made it through my first month of blogging, I’m taking on a new challenge called The Winter ProBlogger 31DBBB which stands for 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Hopefully, this means you’ll be spending time exploring an evolved and more enjoyable version of my current blog very soon! Today is day […]


Oops… I’m Really a Mama Moments

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Ahhh… the beauty of motherhood! The glow of pregnancy, the tender looks between mother and baby, the countless selfless acts a mother performs on a daily basis for her child… They say one becomes a mother the first time she sees her child’s face. I say you may become a mother at that moment, but […]


This post is a response to a writing prompt from MamaKat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writing Workshop: How has social media changed you? Well, social media has not changed me at all, but what it has done is given me the opportunity to be more ME than I have ever been before. I know who I […]


The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!  ~Author Unknown I made two New Years resolutions this year:1) Start a blog, and make it successful as quickly as possible. (First half: Done! Second half: Really trying!)2) Do some form of exercise Monday through Friday. […]


My Baby, My Favorite Mirror

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

“Life is like a mirror. We get the best results when we smile at it.” – Author Unknown If you’ve ever spent any time with me, you know that the following words do not typically apply to my face: animated, expressive, dramatic. I am a person who is constantly expressing myself in my head, but […]


I Thought I Knew: My Role

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

                          Dust will keep, babies won’t “Cleaning and scrubbing can wait for tomorrow,For babies grow up, I’ve learned, to my sorrow.So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust, go to sleep.I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.”Author Unknown When we first came home from the […]