Parenting, Uncategorized

Lazy, Sick, Depressed, or Unmotivated Mom Guide: 7 Minimal Effort Kid Activities with Big Rewards

Listen, I have a confession to make.  I am sometimes a lazy mom.  Introverted personality combined with anxiety and depression and chronic illness have made me more than exhausted or wore down at times.  Even at my healthiest I have days where I am just NOT feeling it. 

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How I Became a More Humble Mother in One Summer

"I'm better at _______."  ""You're not as good as me at ________." Both statements that I cringe to when I hear them come out of my daughters mouth.  Don't get me wrong, she is incredibly thoughtful, caring, gentle and sweet - but sometimes, like any 9 year old, she can be brutally honest/downright nasty, or… Continue reading How I Became a More Humble Mother in One Summer

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One Flawsome Momma: “I Wonder Why Daddy Picked Her Over You.”

I was sitting in a fast food restaurant, having lunch with my daughter after a day of shopping, when my then 7 year old nonchalantly asked, "I wonder why daddy picked her over you?" In a split second my chest tightened and I fought to hide back the tears.  My head fogged up and I… Continue reading One Flawsome Momma: “I Wonder Why Daddy Picked Her Over You.”

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One Flawsome Momma: Introverted Me

Thank God It's My Every Other Friday.  You know the one I'm talking about.  The one where dad shows up to scoop up the kid and you're left in sweet, serene silence.  My pup Molly asleep at my feet, chamomile tea on my nightstand, City and Colour radio on Pandora.  No where to be, no… Continue reading One Flawsome Momma: Introverted Me

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One Flawsome Momma: Momma, Can I Lay With You? No.

Fast forward. She's 9 now. And guess what? Momma needs her space. Momma needs to breathe. Momma needs you to go to bed and stay there all night like they told me you would when you got older. It's like an 8pm Sundowner's Version of Children. Her whole personality changes. In fact, she shows off about 8 of them in a matter of minutes...

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One Flawsome Momma: Identity Crisis

After my separation, I realized that I had alienated myself from relationships FOR me.  I also realized that I alienated myself from experiences FOR me.  If I wanted to go somewhere or do something and it wasn't kosher to HIM, then I didn't do it.  I felt like as a family unit we had to do… Continue reading One Flawsome Momma: Identity Crisis

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One Flawsome Momma: Giggles and Gossip

I'll be honest.  I'm terrible at hosting sleepovers for my daughter.  "We'll get them together next weekend.  Wait, she's at her dad's next weekend, how about the weekend after?"  Scheduling it is the hardest part. Then: who picks them up, who drops them off, should I clean the house first even though I know it'll… Continue reading One Flawsome Momma: Giggles and Gossip

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One Flawsome Momma: Perfection Impedes Acceptance

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I wanted to be the perfect mother.  I spent the first few years hurrying milestones - because if you've ever sat around a table with new moms, or old moms, or really ANY MOMS - that's what the fuss is all about.  "Can you believe my… Continue reading One Flawsome Momma: Perfection Impedes Acceptance

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Fuck Stagnancy, Embrace Progression

Jan 29, 2017 Here's the deal.  It's that special time of year where the nostalgia of Christmas has worn off and the New Year is approaching.  It's the time of year where we reflect: then decide that resolutions are utter bullshit, or commit to changing every aspect of our lives.  I'm pretty sure this is… Continue reading Fuck Stagnancy, Embrace Progression