Not for Sissies


No one tells you how uncool and not fun being an adult is (sometimes).    Absolutely no one tells you that being a wife, mother, having a job–let alone a career while staying healthy, happy, and sane leads occasionally (if not often) to temper tantrum worthy levels of frustration.

This gig is Not for Sissies. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s not fun sometimes, but it’s completely worth it.

Whether you work at home, work outside of the home, or both, this is a life’s work like no other, and it’s helpful to have support. It’s nice to find other like-minded mommies out there that get the exhaustion, frustration, and the complete joy of it all.  That’s us at Not for Sissies. We get you.

Well, that’s at least our goal. We wanna be the one place where you can let your ‘mama’s going crazy’ flag fly. It’s a place to unload, decompress, share your experience, and get some support or at least a virtual pat on the back.

Who am I?


I’m Ciara Kamara. I’m a wife, mother, writer, blogger, and life coach. I’m married to a wonderful man. We have two adorable little munchkins, and after the birth of our first child, I realized there aren’t many places out there where women are honest about how hard marriage, parenting, work, and life are to balance without genuine support.

Oh and did I mention, we move every 2 to 3 years?  We’re currently living in Dominican Republic, U.S., Taiwan, China.

I started Not for Sissies to make it ok to share your good,  bad, and smelly parts of your lives and to create a community for myself and other lonely mamas out there who need the sisterhood to be virtual.

So this is your place. Come. Read. Comment. Be a part of our community so you can build a better stronger saner life for all that you do.

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