It’s Just A Bad Day

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“Just because you have a bad day, doesn’t mean you have a bad life.”

It sounds so simple, but why is it some days it’s so hard to remember. When you are crazy busy trying to get everyone dressed and out the door, the toddler has toothpaste all over the bathroom floor, the baby is pulling out the outlet plugs, the dogs barking to go outside, and the washing machine is buzzing at you.  It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. It’s hard not to feel like you are failing at everything, that you’re not accomplishing anything correctly. It’s hard to feel like your whole world is not mass chaos.

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Motherhood Is Not Always Picture Perfect

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I have said it time and time again… it’s not always perfect.  As we scroll back through our photos on our phones, we see countless moments of smiling kids.  Those big happy faces as they swing at the park, as they open birthday gifts, those goofy grins as they look up at the camera. All moments we capture with a photo.

However, how about those moments were we don’t know how we are going to get through the next hour. The moments where we start to count down the hours until we can put them to bed.  We don’t have those moments capture on our phones. We don’t have the epic melt downs, the drama over not having the right pajamas clean, the yelling, the screaming captured. Continue reading “Motherhood Is Not Always Picture Perfect”

How to Survive Being a Stay at Home Mom

Today I was More than a mom!!

When you become a mother, everyone under the sun will have advice for you on how you should do things. It’s hard because you really don’t know what advice to listen to or what to brush off.  From one mom who has lived and learned… this is what you need to do to prevent feeling burnt out as a mom!

Being a Stay at Home Mom, is hard work and it’s easy to lose yourself in the process. You give so much of your self-caring for the other people in your life. It can be overwhelming and hard.  Here are few things to make your life easier and to help you feel like your old self.  Continue reading “How to Survive Being a Stay at Home Mom”

Five Parenting Blogs That Will Inspire You

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From that first moment, when you find out that you are expecting you start to read dozens of books about your pregnancy.  What size of fruit the baby is every week to the benefits of reading to your little one.  However, that moment when you get into that car for babies first car ride, and you see the hospital disappearing in the rearview window! It hits you! You have not prepared for how to take care of that little one!

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Miles And Memories

 

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If these old shoes could talk…

Some people just see a pair of mud stained shoes with frayed laces. They see thinning soles and the weathered fabric. Yes, these babies have done their time. Have earned their retirement for sure.

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The Mom Jinx

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The mom jinx is no wives tale people!! It’s real! We have all experienced it! 

 

The minute we brag about how well the kids have been sleeping at night you will be enjoying countless all nighters. You toss those pull ups away and your toddler will have potty training regression. The minute you buy your child a new pair of shoes, they will grow a foot over night.

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More Than A Dance Class

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It’s so much more than just a dance class.

I never imagined I would become a “dance mom”.  The idea of it kind of made me gag, the tight hair sprayed buns, expensive glittery outfits, the hours of classes… no thank you.  I never thought I would be a part of the that world, nor did I want to.  However, I have found that my daughter’s dance class is so much more than just a class. Continue reading “More Than A Dance Class”

Stop and Smell the Dirty Diapers

 

Stop and Smell the Dirty Diapers

Today I am going to stop and smell the dirty diapers. Yep, that’s right the dirty diapers!

The days when you’re exhausted from sleep training, you have baby spit up or your toddler’s boogers on your sleeve [black shirts are never a mom’s best friend], and the house … Well the house is still standing. You feel beaten, broken, and without hope. Take a moment to smell the dirty diapers. Continue reading “Stop and Smell the Dirty Diapers”

Motherhood – The Reality Show

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Survivor, The Real World, The Apprentice, Supernanny, Hells Kitchen, Naked and Afraid. Sometimes motherhood feels like a Reality Show marathon. And you pick-up the remote only to find out it’s the same on every channel. Some days all you can do is laugh.  There are so many moments of motherhood where I have found myself – well just in that amazement of what just  happened.  How is this even possible? It’s almost just comedic how crazy motherhood can be some days. Cue the laugh track. 

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Mom Therapy

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The swoosh of a child whizzing by your leg as they run circles around the room. You do a slow shuffle, kicking toys out of your way, as you make your way to the kitchen to start dinner. You realize in the moment, as you caught a glance of yourself in the mirror, that you still are still in your ‘uniform’ of yoga pants and a t-shirt and your messy bun has brought on a whole new meaning to ‘messy bun’.

 

You might feel frazzled, tired, like a complete failure. How can little people make you question who you are so much?

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