Tagged: #TuesdayTruth

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5 Truths About a Remodel

The shiny luster of new appliances and sparkly granite tops is enough to blind a family into believing that a remodel won’t be all that bad. Much like labor and delivery, however, the process that you go through in hopes of achieving a wrapped-up-bundle-of-goodness is, in fact, all that bad. Disclaimer: I could easily insert #firstworldproblem between every single word of this post, so take it for what it is… A stressed out mama who is using her blog to vent. Read on if you dare.  1. “Messy” Is An Understatement Sure, there will be dust. And obviously, there will be debris. But messy isn’t...

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The Unfathomable Thing I Did Today While My Girls Played…

Today, I read a book. TWO chapters of a book, to be exact. And I didn’t put the book down once, not even when my two year old was crying that her sister took a toy OR when my four year old started screaming at her sister that she was going to “Tell mommy on you.” While I would be lying if I tried to say I was actively watching or paying attention to what they were doing, from what I gather, my two daughters had an elaborate set up that crossed different environments, and they used their imaginations to role play...

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WAHM Series: A Day In The Life…

This post is part of the Work-at-Home-Mom Blog Series Hosted By Becca Day. Being a mama is a J.O.B. In and of itself, mommin’ is quite possibly the hardest thing you’ll ever do. What other job makes you feel guilty, sleep deprived, ready to tear out your hair, and full of love and happiness on a daily basis? But for some, being a mama is not enough. Some will go back to work, and others will take it upon themselves to start a side hustle. If you are considering working from home while you have little kids, then this is the series...

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A letter to my daughter, the night before her brain MRI

To my beautiful, precious, innocent daughter: I love you. In your four short years of life, you have had quite the adventure! You started life interesting, seeking medical help to assist mommy & daddy in having you. Weekly shots kept you tucked in safe and warm when preterm labor threatened to give you an eviction notice way too early. You were in the clear. You made it. Still in utero, you tried stealing the spotlight once again, requiring an echocardiogram while in the womb following some abnormality in your heart beats. We were relieved to be cleared of congenital heart conditions before you came into...

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Can We Stop With Evening Activities Already??

Dear World, Can we all just agree that evening activities are AWFUL? I get it, my kid likes basketball…. I get it, my kid is good at gymnastics. I get it… Being on a team shapes a person and builds skills that they otherwise wouldn’t have. Yadda, yadda, yadda. I still think it’s RIDICULOUS that we spend our nights carting kids around, doing kid swaps if you’re lucky enough to not fly solo, high-fiving family members court side while grabbing half your team to shuttle to the next destination, stuffing our faces with what we try to pass as “dinner” so...

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Dear Kids, On This Election Day…

To my three beautiful children, Today is the day. After weeks of slander from both parties, this yuck-filled election season that has spewed hatred and divided friendships and families comes to a close. Less junk mail will fill our mailbox. The knocks on our door where Mommy has to go out and answer questions and defend her believes will cease. Endless debates will hopefully give way to talk of activities and get-togethers and happiness. No matter the outcome that is announced tonight, today is the start of a new presidency, a fresh heart and mind in the white house, and...

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A mom, by definition, is INSANITY.

I think about Albert Einstein daily. Is that odd? Let me explain. A few years ago, I ran across this graphic while scrolling through my Facebook feed. The first thing that popped into my mind was, “BUT I REPEAT MYSELF DAILY!!!!” “Put your shoes on. FASTER.” “Wrong feet.” “Get a kleenex.” “Stop hitting your sister.” “We don’t say that word outside of the bathroom.” “No, you can’t have gummies for breakfast.” The list could go on and on. Seriously though – I sometimes feel like one of those battery-operated dolls that you push their tummy to hear 1 of 25...

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Tuesday Truth:: What sounds fun… Isn’t always {with kids}

In parenting, I’m often times flabbergasted at how quickly the mood can go from Yippee! This is going to be so fun to I hate my life and why did I bring kids into the world? Then, as quickly as the YUCK came along, there is some magical moment by a tiny human to bring sunshine into your world…. Which you know means a storm is lurking on the horizon. Ahhhh, the life of a parent. What you think: “Sister Slumber party!! YAY!” Reality: 4 hours past their bedtime, you’ve now NOT watched the movie you planned to with your husband, they’re both...

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Tuesday Truth :: Kids will be kids

The moment that I fully embraced the “kids will be kids” expression, and began taking it for full face value, my life literally changed. Up until that point, I was the mom who would get upset with my children when they didn’t take family photos on command, when they threw a fit in the grocery store because I chose to take my three minis shopping before dinner, and when they had a meltdown at the 4th of July because it was 2 hours past their bedtime and we (as parents) made the decision to keep them up for the celebration. I would find myself irritated,...

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