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When you feel like you can’t go on

There have been a few (okay, a LOT) of times in the past three-ish years where I have just felt like I can’t go on in this motherhood journey. I love being a mom and all, but I will be the first to freely admit that I can get easily overwhelmed and swallowed up by the enormity of the task that lies before me. Anyone else out there that feels the same way? Anyone?  I’m guessing that the feeling of...

The day I stopped being “Mom” and became Mom

When I was faced with the reality of marrying into a ready-made family, I had all sorts of ideas of what I would do as a mom. I would take my kids on individual dates, cook all the time with them, and never have any major problems that a nice little talk wouldn’t fix. I’m not saying that those things aren’t bad. I think carving out time for individual children is important, we sometimes cook together, and those nice little...

My kids and social media

This post is one that I have been turning over and over again in my mind. Quite possibly, this is one of the areas in “parenting” where I have the strongest viewpoint. Social media…and children. Maybe you will read this post and walk away saying, “that’s not how I plan to raise my kids,” and you know what? That’s completely ok. I’m not here to assign blame or tell you how to best raise your children. However, I do think...

Mommy, wait a minute

Disclaimer: I’m not a person who cries all the time. It usually takes a while for me to build up to a cry, and then it’s one of those nice ugly cries that lasts for forever and a day.  Now that that’s out of the way… I cried tonight. Nothing horrible happened. Nothing made me upset or frustrated. I wasn’t hurt or in pain, nor was I elated over something fantastic happening. No, nothing earth-shattering happened. My heart simply slowly...

Dating the single dad-what I wish I had known

In my first post on this page, I believe I referenced the time it took for my husband and I to tie the knot. If you don’t have time to go back and read it, I’ll sum it up for you. We met online in February of 2014, had our first date that March and were married by May of 2014. Talk about a whirlwind romance, eh? Before I get too far into this post, let me just say that...