I had to fill out some paperwork that required me to check off what I did for a living. I hated the term “homemaker” and decided I would call myself, the Domestic Specialist. So in May 2011 when I was asked to start writing a weekly column for my local Patch.com site, I thought  it would make the perfect title for the column: The Domestic Specialist.

The subject of each article has to do with what I write about here at the Good the Dad and the Baby; babies, family, friends, cooking, cleaning, gardening, life as a parent and everything else that goes along with being a domestic specialist. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t claim to be an expert at anything, I just write about things as I see them from my own perspective.

What makes this column a little more unique than most of my other writing here is the goofy graphics that accompany each story. If anything, you can laugh at the pictures of me making fun of myself.

For awhile, the column was exclusively posted on the Patch, but now it’s posted in both places. Below are links to all the Domestic Specialist posts with the newest post on top (click on the title next to the thumbnail). I hope you enjoy reading!

DS_2013_03_15a“DADDY ARE YOU HAPPY?”

 

 

 

DS_2013_02_01bBAD DREAMS

 

 

 

DS_2013_01_06aLIFE’S A PARADE

 

 

 

DS_2012_12_24aCHRISTMAS BLEND

 

 

 

DS_2012_11_18cSLEEP RE-ALIGNMENT

 

 

 

DS_2012_10_16aPOSTPARTUM JEALOUSY

 

 

 

STILL PAUSING…

 

 

 

MAMA BEAR AND SISTER BEAR

 

 

 

PREGNANT PAUSE

 

 

 

N.E.S.T.ing

 

 

 

BACKSEAT DRIVER

 

 

 

DETHRONED: The “King of Savings” Has Been Clipped

 

 

 

SPEAK AND S-P-E-L-L

 

 

 

SEW MANY LESSONS

 

 

 

THE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

 

SEW MUCH FUN!

 

 

 

THE BABYSITTER?

 

 

 

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

 

 

 

AND SEW IT BEGINS…

 

 

 

THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD TWOS

 


 

SLEEP TIME CHALLENGE: DAY FIVE, REVENGE

 

 

 

SLEEP TIME CHALLENGE: DAY FOUR, THE COMEBACK

 

 

 

SLEEP TIME CHALLENGE: DAY THREE, THE BABY WHISPERER

 

 

 

SLEEP TIME CHALLENGE: DAY TWO, THE MIDNIGHT MONSTER

 

 

 

SLEEP TIME CHALLENGE, DAY ONE: GAINING CONTROL

 

 

 

SNIP SNIP (I’m taking about coupons)

 

 

 

DON’T BITE YOUR FRIENDS

 

 

 

IS THIS WHAT ‘VACATION’ IS LIKE WITH A TODDLER?

 

 

 

TRAVEL ANXIETY

 

 

 

OH SWEET MUSIC

 

 

 

REMEMBERING THE EARLY DAYS

 

 

 

JUST WAIT…

 

 

 

TIME FOR A DEEP CLEAN

 

 

 

TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’

 

 

 

COUPONS 101

 

 

 

BALANCE

 

 

 

SUMMER IS ROLLING RIGHT ALONG

 

 

 

IT’S JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS

 

 

 

IT’S GARDEN THYME!

 

 

 

WHAT’S COOKIN’?

 

 

 

EASY STREET IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

 

 

 

BUILDING MEMORIES

 

 

 

TEMPTED BY THE FRUIT OF ANOTHER

 

 

 

DOUGH!

 

 

 

WHAT TIME IS IT? IT’S SUMMERTIME!

 

 

 

BECOMING “MOM”

 

 

 

THAT GUY

 

 

 

READY, SET, MOW!

 

 

 

ATTA BOY! WHAT A SURPRISE

 

 

 

IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN

 

 

 

PONDERING PERFECTION

 

 

 

CHEER UP, IT’S FRIDAY

 

 

 

GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

 

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