What if Moms got Sick Days?

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Mom… sick? No, you must be mistaken. Think back to your childhood when you got sick and you were told to “stay in bed” and “get some rest”. Doesn’t that sound glorious now? I remember thinking what a boring nightmare this is to stay in bed and not play with my friends. Meanwhile, my mom is waiting on me hand and foot with yummy warm soup and ginger ale. Read more

What Not to Say to the Working Mom from a SAHM Standpoint

Last week I did a post called “5 things you should never say to a SAHM”. As a Stay-at-home-mom that was a pretty easy post for me to write. One that didn’t require too much thought because I hear those unsolicited opinions pretty often. After that post, I started thinking back 4 years ago to when I was a working mom and the things people said to me then. Having experienced motherhood from both sides, I understand the challenges each set of circumstances presents. Neither situation is easy, and insensitive comments can make things even harder. So without further ado… Read more

5 things you should never say to a Stay-at-home-Mom

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When people hear the title Stay At Home Mom (dad/parent/grandparent, etc..I just say Mom because that’s what I answer to), some of them immediately think we have it super easy.  I mean, after all, we don’t have a boss we answer to just a 2 and 5-year-old and we don’t have to wake up super early for a job we just never sleep. What more could you ask for? I can understand why you might think that, if you have never been a stay at home mom, don’t have kids and/or have never spent significant time with children. However, for the rest of the people out there, my response is, “You’ve got to be kiddin’ me, right?”. In my 4 years of being a stay-at-home-mom, I have heard countless remarks and comments regarding my job. These are the ones that stand out to me the most. Read more

You know you’re living the Mom Life when….

Have you ever had a moment or four of realization in parenting? You know… that moment where you drive to your mini vacay of the week the grocery store ALL ALONE and listen to the Sesame Street Theme song the whole way there and didn’t even realize it until you parked. Well, I’ve had TONS of those moments and I’ll bet you can relate to a lot of them as well! Read more

Me Time & Mom Time…at the Same Time? It’s Possible!

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When you become a parent, you dedicate your entire life to caring for another life. Quickly, you learn the importance of putting others needs before your own. You happily give them all of your time, your space, your love, and sometimes your food (when they get a bit older), amongst many other things. You knew going into this that you would be dedicating your whole self to this little life you are bringing into the world. While that is an admirable attitude, let’s face it, we all need some “me time”. Without it, we ultimately just end up running ourselves into the ground. Read more

Coffee Talk #1

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I will occasionally be doing these “Coffee Talks” post. This is a way for me to unload the ramblings in my head and you get to hear some random and hopefully interesting food for thought as well! Win-Win for me everyone! So without further ado, pass me the creamer and let’s get to chattin’! Read more

Juggling the Joys of Motherhood and Life

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Being a mother definitely tips the scales in one direction…often in the direction of overwhelm and exhaustion. This seems to be the case in all seasons of Motherhood. I remember thinking when my youngest was an infant that things would be easier when they were both a bit older. Wrong! They still require just as much time and energy now as they did then.

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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