That sweet smell of sunscreen that immediately transports you to your favorite childhood memory of summer. The rays of sunshine on your skin that feels so good. The trace amount of sand in your shoe and the sweet giggle of kids running in the bright green grass…. Summer is here!!
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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”
Ohhh the adventure of mom’s black shirt…
As a mom you learn so many things that first few years of motherhood! You except change in your household. Like the increased amount of black and blue marks on your legs from banging them on baby gates, the crunch of cereal under foot almost everywhere you walk, and the sticky hand rails going up the stairs. However there are some things, like your wardrobe , that you forget about. Continue reading “The Adventures of Mom’s Black Shirt”
They say it takes a village to raise kids. I never understood that until I had children of my own.
This mom thing is HARD… It’s easier if you have someone by your side that can support you through it. There is only so much a hubby can do. They can’t truly understand how it feels to feel like your always failing, mom guilt, chapped nipples, or hours of being home alone with a newborn screaming their head off.
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In the dating stages of a relationship Valentine’s Day is all about red roses, sexy “pjs” and expensive gifts. Let’s be real, after kids all we want is some rest and alone time. Yes, hubby I love you but the best gift you can give me doesn’t come in a little black box, has an expensive price tag, or require me to get dressed up. Continue reading “Dear Husband: What Mommy Really Wants For Valentine’s Day”
Hi all! My name is Annie, I am the face behind Laughter and Kisses. Laughter and Kisses is all about filling your home with love and laughing instead of crying on those hard parenting days! You know the days I am talking about! The days where your kids are driving you nuts, testing every limit, and you are two months behind on your laundry. I wanted a realist view of motherhood for woman, so they know they are not alone! I love my kids but some days they drive me nuts! It’s normal! Continue reading “Laughter and Kisses”