Liz is a thirty-something mom with a preteen stepdaughter (and budding Instagram addict), a sparkle-clad toddlernado (who will surely grow up to be a linebacker or a crash test dummy), two large dogs (with a Pinky and the Brain type relationship), a rabbit the size of a large house cat, and a well-behaved herd of dust bunnies.
She’s married to a lifelong New Yorker who is so wonderful he agreed to try the white picket fence thing in sunny California, where they now live with the aforementioned pack.
When she gets to be a person of her own (read: nights and naptime) she’s a PhD candidate, blogger, writer, fitness nut, freelance digital consultant, proud nerd, avid reader, and sleep enthusiast (although it’s been a few years on that last one, but from what she remembers it was quite nice).
The Stay Sane Mom was born out of Liz’s journey into wife-dom and motherhood.
She noticed that wife-ing, momming, and keeping a clean house were all possible by themselves, but when done all at the same time they had started to make her feel like she was (to be honest) slowly losing her mind. Worse than losing her mind, she also felt like her identity as a person other than “Mom” was slipping away as well.
So what happens when a nerd encounters a problem? Research. Lots of research. Also empirical tests, case studies, and anything else that could help her be “Liz” and “Mom” at the same time.
When she started coming to actual, useful conclusions, she decided to start building The Stay Sane Mom to share her revelations with other moms who wanted to be a real person as well as being “Mom”.
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See guest appearances of The Stay Sane Mom all over the web...
Not unlike the movie Gremlins, there are certain rules that must be observed in order to facilitate successful cohabitation with the creature that was formerly your sweet, innocent baby. (Sammiches and Psych Meds, January 10, 2019)
In a world of very tempting french fries, this post will help on your quest to get your kids to eat a little healthier. (Holistically Lizzie, December 13, 2018)
In a world of 'me, me, me' this post talks about how (and why) to teach your kids to be kind. (Oh These Are the Good Old Days, December 12, 2018)
Kiddos come with a lot of clutter. This post gives 5 easy-to-implement strategies for keeping the chaos at bay. (Simply Well Balanced, December 8, 2018)
This blog is all about how to look at failure a little less like a fear-stricken adult and a little more through the eyes of our fearless, little, chaos-making toddlernados. (Family Fun Flaws, November 2, 2018)
This is from before my Stay Sane Mom days, back when I was just a lowly coding bootcamp student. It gives a good look into the exact chaos that was life back before I got "busy". Yeah, heavy sarcasm there... (Bloc Blog, August 9, 2017)
Stay Sane Mom gives support to the over-worked, under-slept, marker-stained, soul-hungry moms of the world, so they can be more than just "mom".
You just want to keep the house clean, have a happy marriage, raise functional kids, and still have a little left in the tank to be a real person as well.
I'm here for you.
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