• Burkina Boy by Rob Stolzy of Skirmishes With Reality

    The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome Rob Stolzy from Skirmishes With Reality, a Father Fridays guest. Do check out his blog and give this wonderful man and father a follow. Please enjoy this lovely guest post. I know it made me quite teary eyed. I know, and can tell you with exactitude, the very instant I became a father… I don’t mean which particular nanosecond a fatefully victorious sperm hero ended his marathon swim from loin to egg wall. Not speaking about biological fatherhood. He’s not my biological child anyway, for I’m an adoptive parent. And also, I don’t mean some sort of bureaucratic milestone moment when it dawned…

  • Celebrating Mothers: Mother’s Guilt by theworldtravelingmom

    The Lily Cafe is thrilled to be celebrating this month and is honored to be able to share this lovely post on mom guilt by theworldtravelingmom! I am changing gears a little bit today for this blog. I want to talk about Mother’s Guilt. Doctors use words like postpartum, exhaustion, and hormonal changes. They give you pamphlets and offer advice on how to combat these things. They give you warning signs and reds flags to look for. But what they don’t […] via Mother’s Guilt. — theworldtravelingmom Thank you so much for letting me share! Do stop by this lovely lady’s blog and give her a follow! I hope you enjoyed…

  • Are There Any Dads Who Are Interested In Being A Guest At The Lily Cafe?

    Dads, I know you’re out there… Even though I’m a mom, I’m married to someone who is a dad (The Husband AKA the guy who posts on Saturdays here). I know firsthand what it’s like to be a mom, but fatherhood will always elude me. So, dads, I want to highlight you and all that you do for the next generation! Here in the States we celebrate fathers the third Sunday of June. I would like to celebrate dads all month. Dads-to-be, new dads, experienced dads, I would love to feature how fatherhood has affected you and impacted your hearts. I am looking for some dads who would be interested…

  • Celebrating Mothers: Reflection on Being a Mom by New Mama’s Reflections

    The Lily Cafe is thrilled to be celebrating mothers this month and is honored to be able to share this lovely reflection on motherhood by New Mama’s Reflections! As this years’ Mother’s Day approaches, I have slightly informed my husband not to forget that I am now a mom and our daughter is too little to think of a gift 😀 Honestly though, I really don’t need a gift. My baby girl is my gift. Becoming a mother is a gift in its […] via Reflection on Being a Mom — New Mama’s Reflections Thank you so much for letting me share this! Do stop by this lovely lady’s blog and…

  • Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: Words of Wisdom for Raising the Threenager on an Emotional Roller Coaster from Confessions of a Parentless Mother

    Three year olds have emotions, too. And, just like adults, have good days and bad. For some words of wisdom on how to cope with a threenager on an emotional roller coaster, hop on over to Confessions of a Parentless Mother. Be sure to check out her blog and give her a follow! Three is the best and worst age. It’s the best because of your three-year-old surprise you with actual conversations and learning new things like sponges. The worst hits you like a pile of bricks because tantrums are with actual words and emotions haven’t exactly been conquered yet, so life is a little challenging. You never […] via To…

  • Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: The Uncensored Mother and What She Learns From Her Threenager

    We’ve all heard of the terrible two’s and the threenager. Sure, it can be awful and soul crushing. But these toddlers are just finding their voice and, as parents, we need to be there to guide them. Today’s guest post comes via The Uncensored Mother and is all about raising that threenager and what she learns from here every day. You know those moms you see with the toddlers who are unruly, little assholes? The ones you get embarrassed for because of their child’s behaviour? The ones you can’t stop staring at in the grocery store, and quietly mutter to yourself, “WHY do they even bring their kids in public?”…

  • Celebrating Mothers: Motherhood by Unconventional Mami

    The Lily Cafe is thrilled to celebrate mothers this May and is honored to host Unconventional Mami! I thought I knew how to live and love before the birth of my son. I thought I was a caring, determined, motivated, nonjudgmental, optimistic, responsible, strong, seized the day kind of person before he came into my life. Boy, was I wrong! All the childbirth preparedness classes in the world could not prepare me for the reality of motherhood. For the first time in my life, I was overwhelmed with the complexity of my emotions. I was not the type of preggers with a beautiful glow, always comfortably chic from head to…

  • Surviving Toddlerhood Guest: Just Breathe Mama With Some Tips for Disciplining a Toddler

    Disciplining a toddler can be freakishly difficult and tricky. Here are some great tips and ideas from Just Breathe Mama! It is so so so important that when you are disciplining a toddler that you and your partner are on the same page. If you are not on the same page, toddlers totally know that and will start manipulating one of you. And then in return, this usually results in a fight between mom and […] via Disciplining a Toddler — Just Breathe Mama

  • Dream Job by Lindsey from The Mommiest Introvert

    The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present Lindsey from The Mommiest Introvert! Lindsey is an introverted Mom to two extroverted kids and wife to an extroverted husband, trying to be her awkward self and still function in society. Her blog is about all things motherhood, as well as other topics that are important to her, such as her faith, books, and food.   Growing up, we all had a dream job, a “What do you want to be when you grow up” answer. Doctor, lawyer, firefighter, teacher, gardener, zookeeper, etc. But what about stay at home mom? How many moms said they wanted to be a stay at home mom…