Today I could not handle one more minute of whining before turning into "Mean Mom", so I told my three year old I was turning myself off for ten minutes. I plopped myself on the couch, waved my hands around myself like a force field and made noises like an engine shutting down. This magical … Continue reading Mommy’s on Break
I'm 9 months pregnant and it's most likely my last pregnancy. I am a whale, every position is uncomfortable, my skin is itchy and I'm SO done sharing my body. But at the same time, I know I will miss feeling the little baby kicks. I will miss my toddler kissing my belly. I will … Continue reading The Confusing, Competing Feelings of Motherhood
This is a message we all need to hear and really think hard about to help focus on what truly matters. It’s definitely easier said than done, though.
I do not care if your eyebrows are not on fleek. I do not care if the spot that you think is huge, is there. I do not care if you have dribbled mayonnaise all over your top from your lunch. I do not care that you have some spinach between your teeth. I do not care that you wore the same top to go out for the fifth time in a row. I do not care that your body is a different body than what it was twenty years ago. I do not care that your roots are showing through. I do not care that your appearance to the outside world is not always perfect.
I do care that you are healthy. I do care that when you look in the mirror you like what you see. I do care that you wear clothes to impress yourself not others…
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The three year old is a mastermind. She has truly stumped me. Like many kids, her main goal at bedtime is figuring out how to extend it. Our main goal as parents is to get her to sleep, along with the necessary hygiene tasks, bonding time, etc. Our usual bedtime routine consists of getting on … Continue reading The Great Tissue Debacle
Dear Baby Wipes, I love you. You are a loyal helper, a healer, and a friend. You have gotten me through the messy times, tough times, and the "I'm the best mom ever" times. You have literally wiped the sweat off my back in the days of colicky newborns and clingy toddlers, where showers were … Continue reading A Love Letter to Baby Wipes