Say What? Things I never thought I would say…until I became a Mom

I’ve always had plenty to say (those of you that know me well know that). I’m often saying things that surprise or shock me, both before children and after children. However, there are just some things I never dreamed I would say. What I’m referring to is that weird stuff we have to say in response to the actions of our children. Read more

Real Life Experiences of a Boy Mom

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Every time I’m introduced to another Boy Mom I always smile and nod my head as if to say “Say no more, I get it.” Then there are usually a few moments of silence where we exchange thoughts in our head like, “I haven’t sat down on a pee covered toilet seat today! Hey, you neither? WINNING!”. Boy moms are kindred spirits. We are all dealing with the same grossness, hunger, and dirt that the next one is dealing with or has dealt with at some point, but don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I was handcrafted by God to be a Boy Mom and I wear the label proudly! Read more

Stay at Home Mom Truths

Nearly four years ago I traded in my 8-5 job to be a Stay at Home Mom to my then one-year-old. Even though I loved my job and I loved working, the thought of staying home with my son was much more appealing (Duh!). I knew there would be challenges and hiccups while we were transitioning but for the most part, I thought it would be a walk in the park. And it was……. Jurassic Park. (Just kidding!) Being at home definitely isn’t as easy as it looks or sounds. You don’t just get to sit around all day watching soap operas (or trashy reality television in my case). Just like everything else, there are precious moments AND hardships that come along with this job (see my post ‘Surviving Two’ for a little more on that!). Here are just a few things I’ve learned in my experience. Read more

Surviving Two

Your adorable toddler wants a toy in the grocery store and you keep walking past it or tell him no. What happens next? A loud screech and meltdown with full on alligator tears. Sound familiar? I know it does for me, but its usually because Nolan (my incredible, loving, crazy and feisty little two year old) doesn’t like to ride in the grocery cart. On the rare occasion that I take him to the store by myself, it typically results in me just grabbing the necessities and getting to the check out line to avoid the continuous meltdown. Read more

Don’t Just Have A New Year Resolution..Stick With it and Achieve it!

Did you know that more than half of all New Year resolutions fail? For me, that’s not that hard to believe because for years I made a New Year resolution that failed. A lot of them failed before the first quarter of the year was over. It wasn’t until about 2016 that I actually stuck with one of my New Year resolutions. Boy did it feel good!  Read more