Category Archives for "Motherhood"
Do you have pictures that hurt to look at?
To the unsuspecting person, they are happy moments but you know the story or the moment behind the smile?
For me, I have a picture of my son, being dressed in his going home outfit. It should be one of those Facebook posts that read: “Yay, going home today”. Smiley face.
But when I look at that picture, I am flooded with memories.
Do you have any pictures that do that for you?
I met God in motherhood.
While I have always believed in God. I never understood God’s depth of Love until I became a mother. As I have grown as a mother, I have learned a lot about who God is.
Here’s what I’ve learned about God and motherhood.
I remember when we were trying decide when or if we should have a second child.
There was a lot of advice shared some true and a lot not true. Here’s a list of some of wisdom we received about having 2 kids.Continue reading
Last year, we went to have Thanksgiving dinner with relatives who were not in the toddler stage.
They did a lovely Thanksgiving experience for adults, but a terrible one for toddlers.
It was by far the longest and most stressful day of my life. I remember getting in the car at the end of the night, vowing to never do that again!
Here a few tips for surviving your Thanksgiving dinner with a toddler (or toddlers) and actually getting invited back next year.Continue reading
As stay-at-home moms, we know how much work Thanksgiving dinner is if we don’t go and crash someone else’s house.
Beyond the cleaning, the setting of the table, you have the hours and hours of cooking followed by the insane clean up.
Throw a couple kids in the mix, in laws, cousins and aunts and uncles. It is enough to drive a young mom mad!
All the chocolate.
Yes, I said it.
Moms want all the chocolate in a large bubble bath without gaining an ounce of weight.
Okay I am kidding (a little bit).
Seriously, though, chances are you are here because you love your mom/wife and want to give her something special.
I am going to be completely honest and not sell you a darn thing.
Here are 5 things Mom really wants for Christmas.Continue reading
What is Christmas to you?
Here’s how most people see it:
Christmas has been boiled down to what I want, what I got and what I missed out on getting.
That’s a problem.
For those of us that want to break this thought process, here are some ideas to start your own Christmas traditions this year without gifts.Continue reading
As stay-at-home moms, we often struggle to find our identity and our purposes.
For the working mom they have their career. The working mom gets validation in the form of a pay check, a raise, a promotion and a thank you.
But for the stay at home mom, we have a house, children and a husband. None of this work comes with a paycheck, or a promotion.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of everyone and everything and forget that we have our own identity, our own purpose within ourselves. So my question to the stay home mom is what do you live for?Continue reading
Before I became a mom, I sold real estate. I had a great career, had my own company was my own boss. I made my own hours, made fantastic money and was completely capable of being independent. I loved my life and I live in a storybook town. I lived in my dream home.
When I first found out I was pregnant I didn’t think anything needed to change. I had a plan, I worked out of the house so I could hire a nanny. The nanny would be upstairs with the baby and I would be downstairs in my office making my calls, running my business and I could pop up and see my child anytime I wanted.Continue reading