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You are the glue that holds everything together...
...everything except you.
You used to be a real human being with a grown up job and a fancy degree. You had thoughts, goals, dreams, ambitions, and sometimes you even went to the bathroom by yourself.
...and then kids.
Kids you love more than anything in the world. Kids that drive you absolutely batty. Kids you would gladly die for. Yeah, those kids.
Despite your ridiculous, mamma-bear love for your family, you still feel overwhelmed, exhausted, lost, disorganized, emotionally-frazzled, and unexplainably sad a large portion of the time.
You love your role as mom, but wouldn't it be nice if someone was there to support you?
How do we help you get (or stay) sane?
Help On Your Schedule
Sometimes you need answers while breastfeeding at 3am.
Moms don't keep normal hours. Neither do we.
Quick Realistic Fixes
You don't have time for hours of self-care or packets of worksheets.
We get you what you need with short, targeted fixes and solutions.
Actual Human Contact
Being a mom is freaking lonely. You're never alone, but kids are not the same thing as social support.
Here you get a dose of real-life, highly-sarcastic, adult banter with moms who have been where you are.
We Actually Get It (And You)
You can't explain a mom's primal, contradictory, and emotionally-charged experience to a non-parent without sounding nuts.
Don't worry. We're moms too. We get it. No judgement, just support.
How We Help
We can't come watch your kids for you. Or clean your house.
But we do have two easy ways to make your life better.
Are you in a pinch? Need something in the next 15 seconds.
We've got your back...whether it's a homework organizer for the 7th grader, a tantrum survival guide for the toddler, or a financial tracker for your high schooler.
As you may have discovered (the hard way) not everything can be fixed in under 10 minutes.
These bad boys are the deep-dive, getting at the root of the problem, no punches pulled kind of solutions. Because there are only two ways of doing things: right and again.
What do you know about sanity?
Hi I'm Mom... I mean Liz.
Welcome to The Stay Sane Mom! My name is Liz and I'm the mom to a teenage stepdaughter (and TikTok aficionado), a sparkle-clad kidnado, a newly-toddler boy (and professional raccoon noise impersonator), two large canine furkids, and (if I don't vacuum daily) a herd of irascible dustbunnies.
My "nights and naptimes" alterego is an author, freelance digital consultant, workout nut, avid bookworm, and has a PhD in Business Psychology.
Oh yeah, I'm also the founder of The Stay Sane Mom.
I started this site when I first became a mom and realized that the crazy-ridiculous-overwhelming love you have for your kids doesn't erase your desire to have your own identity, career, achievements, goals, or life outside of being "mom".
I adore my kids and wouldn't trade my time with them for anything, but that just meant there was even more tension when "mom-Liz" and "career-Liz" did battle in my brain.
It took me a long time to begin wrapping my head around how to be both people at once (without exploding) and some days I still don't have it all figured out.
Some days the only thing that kept me sane(ish) was having a community of other moms who had the same crazy problems I did, so that's what I hope to build here. A community of moms who can reassure you that you're not alone in what you're going through and you're not crazy for how you're feeling.