12 Things All Moms Should Stop Caring About

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I admit that I’m a naturally curious person. I genuinely do wonder how other mothers live their lives and “do it all” with various situations, different amount of kiddos, and diverse strengths and weaknesses. I think it’s encouraging to hear the struggles and triumphs of mothers and the common bonds we all share. But all […]

The Line No Mother Wants To Cross

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“Aren’t we so incredibly lucky we don’t have any kids with allergies or any problems like that?” I said to my husband last week. I try not to buy into any of that “power of positive thinking” stuff even though I admit, every time I think the word “cancer” or “tumor” I panic a little, […]

Review My New Book For Free!


I am so excited to unveil my newest book, The Moments That Made You A Mother.  (And how gorgeous is my cousin of j&j brusie photography on the cover??) My latest ebook features eleven short essays that take you on a journey of motherhood–from laughing at those times we have looked at our bed with the […]

Partner With Tiny Blue Lines!


I’m now accepting partners for my affiliate programs!  What is an affiliate program, you ask? Well, I’m actually new to it too, but it’s pretty cool. I sell a few products, like my books and writing courses and if you’re willing to help me publicize those products on your own sites, blogs, or other accounts, […]

What I’m NOT Going to Miss About These Days


In the grocery store. In church. At each and every family function. You hear the same thing: “Ooooh you’re going to miss these days! They go by so fast!” Today, I have one thing to say to all those smarmy sentiments that simultaneously make me want to cry and smack someone in the face: Bullcrap. […]

How To Make REAL Money From Your Blog


Disclaimer: Paula sent me this book for f-reeee and I signed up to be an affiliate of this book, meaning I get a piece of the pie if you decide to purchase her book through the link I provided, wooho!  A lot of people ask me for advice on how to start a blog and […]

Your Lines: Being The Best Mom I Can Be

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Your Lines is a series that chronicles YOUR stories seeing those first two lines that marked the beginning of your motherhood. If you want to share your own story of unplanned pregnancy or young motherhood, please email me at chaunie.brusie@gmail.com.   A week after I turned 22 my parents came to visit me for what […]

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom


Deep down, I always imagined myself as a stay-at-home mom, but I have to admit, even though I knew it was in the cards for me, there are still sometimes when I look around and think, Am I really the one responsible for all of these kids? Being a stay-at-home mom has a way of surprising even […]

7 Monday Motherhood Confessions


It’s been forever and a day since I blogged and I listened to a really interesting podcast this morning that wondered, is blogging dead? and I honestly have no idea because 1. I’m not sure if anyone even reads my blog 2. I don’t make money off of my blog and 3. I don’t care […]

Win a Trip To Disney World With Frozen!


Post brought to you courtesy of Put Me In The Story. Well, look at that–it’s two of my children’s favorite things: Disney World and Frozen! It’s not often that I do these types of sponsored post things, but I thought perhaps you guys may be interested in, oh, say, winning a free trip to Disney World? With […]