About Me



Hope you brought me a latte.

My name is Maria.

I’m bored a lot. Not bored of the children of course, because that would be so very wrong. Just bored – it can’t all be rainbows people. And though, I may have run screaming from the family building a few times, it happens less often now. Because the children are faster than I am, and catch me. Every. Single. Time.

Being a Stay-At-Home Mom requires much patience, an obscene amount of caffeine and the ability to hide in closets. Thankfully, I have all three.

And yes, I am married. If you kindly look above, I do believe you can see approximately a tenth of his face in our lovingly cropped engagement photo. I’m sweet like that.

The children totally look like me, as you can see.

They’re real troopers. Well, one of them is anyway.

Finally, let me introduce you to my imaginary boyfriend, Colin Firth.

A delight in every sense, and an example all men should follow. Hoping that a year of whispering, “I am Colin” in my husband’s ear, while he’s sleeping, will eventually pay off.

WELCOME! Have a donut.


Want to email me about cool products, fab partnerships, interesting opportunities? Alrighty then.

Email me at maria@boredmommyblog.com!


The writing, content and photos in this website are MINE – copyright of Maria Stanley for BORED Mommy. Please don’t steal it – use your own brain.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Autumn March 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Hello, Just wanting to say i am a new found fan of the blog! :)



2 MARIA March 7, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Thanks Autumn! Welcome!!


3 Tracy April 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Love your site! Lol… fellow migraine sufferer eh? Let me know if you have them under control- I have had quite a run but have found a couple things that help… both holistically and medicinally. I have 4 kids and migraines are way too in my way! Check out my blog- I am new and would love your support!





4 Linda April 17, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Hi sort of “bumped” onto your blog tonight – Was looking up tuna recipes and ended up here. I’m not a mom, my choice. I do give all moms, almost moms and grandmoms “5 gold stars” for all of the work you do for your kids and family. Please take care of yourselves.



5 ChrissyD April 18, 2011 at 7:34 am

Just came across your blog from my sister! Love love love it! I agree being a STHM can be boring and hard. I’m a nanny, so, not exactly the same, but close!


6 Wendy P May 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

Absolutely love your blog! Just started Weight Watchers too, so I’ll keep up with your progress, and looking for humor and realistic motivation! Thanks a bunch, I needed your 100 things, quite hilarious! Great idea to actually work on myself!


7 rachel May 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

haha, i have to say this blog is pretty awesome!


8 Bruna May 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

Love your blog! I’m bored too :P


9 Thara May 28, 2011 at 9:22 am


I was skimming through the internet to find something on the new points plus by weight watchers. Enjoyed reading your posts. I am as equally bored as you are and being on mat leave, does wonders to your social life. I hope WW has been good to you. I am doing the old version. It worked the last time I did it and so I hope to have the same success — key word hope! Keep posting, love reading your posts!


10 Christina Stanley-Salerno July 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Hi Maria!

I’m a stanley too! I get a kick kick out of your writing. I’m new to this SAHM gig.it’s a trip



11 Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open July 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Just recently discovered your blog! I love it… and your sense of humor!


12 MARIA July 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

Thanks so much!!


13 Carly July 22, 2011 at 12:12 am

Love the BLOG!!! Check out my TUTU boutique! Tell a friend…or everyone you know!


14 Cheryl - IttyBittyFoodies Mama October 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Maria – your blog cracks me up. Thanks for not making me bored! You rock! (and so does Colin Firth!)


15 Amanda October 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Found my way here via twitter, thought there’d be Starbucks. I’ll be back soon with enough for all of us.


16 Anne October 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Absolutely love your blog! I was wondering would you be interested in sharing your articles with other like-minded parent bloggers? If yes, please email me at info@atomicreach.com with Parents in the subject line.



17 Bethany October 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

Hi Maria,
I’ve been looking all over your website for your email address; I’d love to get in contact with you about our company and the books we publish. We’re big fans and would love to be connected!



18 Dana November 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Just came acroos your blog and was laughing out loud at the BEST Bunny Story Ever! I lived in Greece for many years and just saw that happening.So great. Thanks for taking me away from my boredom of work and making me laugh this evening.


19 Julie November 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Back off of Colin Firth lady. He’s mine! Love the owls.


20 Julie November 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

Love your blog… I am a colin firth fan too…


21 Cheryl January 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Hello! I found your site on the UrbanMoms site and I wanted to pop by to say HI!

I recently started a blog at http://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/ with mom & baby group play date ideas plus moms night out event ideas.

Love your About Me page – very funny!


22 Traci February 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

Makes me soooooo happy to hear you say you are bored. I’m a stay at home mom for the first time ever. I’m 33 and have an 11 year old from a previous marriage and now have and 11 week old baby and a 19 week old puppy…..yep you can call me an idiot for trying to do both…I curse myself out everyday!!! Anyway, my new husband (well not so new, coming up on 2 years) has a great job that allows me to stay home. I’M BORED!!! I miss socializing, I’m sick of laundry and dishes!!! Don’t get me wrong, I am happy I get the opportunity to stay home but it’s nice to hear someone else feels the same way!! Love your website!


23 Maria February 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm

okay, this made me laugh and my name is also Maria. You remind me of my friend Steph, which is also my sister’s name. This means we’re obviously kindred spirits. But this is funny, I found you on Twitter and I’m so glad I did. Thanks for the laughs and the entertainment and the honesty. March on.


24 Nicole March 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

OH MY GOSH! This blog absolutely made my day. I am a stay at home mom who is also bored and you are hilarious.


25 MARIA March 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thanks Nicole!!


26 Tania @momandbabybeautiful April 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

Great blog!

Come and check out my page:)


27 mjhighroad June 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I’m a dad and not bored. I may have been a few years ago, but now that he’s a teenager I’m mostly terrified.


28 Nik Commatose November 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Oh that’s how you add a comment here. I see a form and I automatically fill it out. Disregard prior communication. Nice blog though! Haha. :)


29 Charlie Hendricks January 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Got the dreaded mommy I’m bored from the kids today. I went out on a hunt for sites for solutions and ideas. Landed here. Like your approach maybe it’s just the time of year. Thanks Maria.


30 claire Toplis February 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

Lovely blog so glad I found you.


31 MARIA February 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Thanks so much Claire!


32 Nydia February 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I’m so glad I found your blog cause now I have something to read this weekend that’s funny and inspiring. The ‘About Me” alone is brilliant … can’t wait to read rest of it.


33 MARIA February 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Thanks Nydia!


34 Dreena April 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I’m mad about Colin Firth. Loved him in “Girl With a Pearl Earring”.


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