Me: "What do you mean you're moving out? My Son: I'm moving in with my girlfriend this summer as soon as school is done. Me: You can't do that! You're not even 18 yet. You are graduating. My Mom: Uh- Jodi you were 18 when you moved out. Me: Giving the stink eye to my mom. Uh you're not helping Ma! So that's how the conversation went. My son is moving out. … [Read more...] about How Do You Let Go Of 18 Years? When Children Become Adults #motherhood
Do you remember any lies your parents told you when you were a kid? I do. Some were downright awful things. Like the boogeyman under the bed. And omg, don't even get me started on my irrational fear of the tooth-fairy. Some winged creature that steals into my room at night, while I'm sleeping mind you only to take my tooth and replace it with money so I can buy candy? What … [Read more...] about Why Honesty in Parenting is Important: Do You Lie To Your Kids?
There is that moment you catch you breath as a parent. You blink and it's over before you know it. Singer Nicole Nordeman's song 'Slow Down' becomes parents anthem around the world. Take and listen and you'll see why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcNB_EUao8 As a mom of boys, one graduating this year - crack out the tissues. I can relate wholeheartedly to this … [Read more...] about Nichole Nordeman Song Slow Down Becomes Parents Anthem Around The World
It's Mother's Day! The day mother's around the world get to celebrate all the hard work we do all year long and the joyous, wonderful upbringing of those little or big humans we call our children. But what does being a mom really mean? Of course it means being a leader, a friend, a confidant, a listener, a guidance instructor, a wiper of the boogers and boo-boo's for little … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day: The Meaning of Motherhood
With Mother's Day fast approaching, I always think each year what I want from my boys. Not that I'm overly commercial, and I don't extend my wants and needs to the floral or chocolate factories. I usually ask for the typical breakfast in bed and no chores for the day as my yearly reward. Well, this year I thought about a different set of wants and needs and decided to … [Read more...] about What Do You Love the Most About Being a Mom?
It's funny how you don't think of death or your own mortality when you're younger. Even after losing my Nana, whom I was extremely close to, death never registered in my brain as a real fear in life. But then as you get older and time becomes more precious, you have a family and build a cultivated group of friendships. Death suddenly starts to plague your senses. When I was … [Read more...] about Rant: Dealing With Death Is Much Better Than Ignoring It
There is this moment in motherhood where you know you've screwed up. You know it the moment it happens, when the words leave your mouth. "Listen you little brat, stop acting this way! I swear to God I'll ground you for life!" "You don't love me!" "You're right..." voice dripping with sarcasm no ten year old can understand. "I guess I don't." You see the tears, … [Read more...] about Being A Bipolar Mother with a Bipolar Child
1. There is no such thing as being too dirty. It doesn't matter if he has been playing in the sandbox all day long and every finger and toenail has dirt under it. He will play until he can play no more. Filth and all. 2. He will watch the same episode of Jake and the Never land Pirates over and over again until the day that he apparently 'doesn't' like it anymore. Then all … [Read more...] about Things I know for sure about my 4 year old son
i was compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own and for the purpose of sharing this information with my readers - Thank you! Mother’s Day is May 12, 2013 this year and each year I get overly emotional, more than the year before. I think many women do, both those who have children and those who don’t. I don’t quite know why my emotions run rampant. Perhaps it’s … [Read more...] about Joys of Being a Mother #ivf4bc #bcpoli
The first day of the strike didn't go quite as I planned, though in parenting and life nothing ever does hahah. The kids came home from school and immediately I was bombarded with questions and arguing on who gets to talk first. That's when I pulled out my arsenal. That's right. Mom's on strike! The sign says so, and man the boys were not pleased. I guess they thought I … [Read more...] about Rant: Mom on Strike: day one everyone go to your room!
That's right! I'm officially on strike this week starting today. However before you compare me to other moms, like Jessica Stilwell from Crazy Working Mom, who went on strike to teach their family a lesson. My strike is a little different and for different reasons. First let me start off by saying -- I love being mom! I love spending time with my boys. I love taking … [Read more...] about Rant: Mom on Strike: teaching my family values and love
Some days I want to stick a fork in my eye. I know it hurts, duh? Don't look at me like that. I just want to feel something other than what I feel, which is down right ready to kill everyone I live with. Tweet Tweet - can you hear the whistle blowing? See my stripes? I'm in the corner, wearing the ref's shirt, shouting at the top of my lungs for … [Read more...] about Just Stick A Fork in My Eye!
Okay so we've all done it. Taught our kids to tell a small fib. This morning it hit me just how wrong and bad it is and how I didn't know as a mom what I was even doing. There I was in the bath tub, Trace standing beside me playing on my iPhone. He didn't go to school today. Still in his PJ's, waiting for me to get out of the tub to get … [Read more...] about Mommy Moments: Teaching your kids to fib
"Mommy why did you hurt me?" "I'm so sorry baby," I said for the thousandth time while fighting back my tears. I felt horrible inside. Truly horrible, you have no idea. There we sat in the emergency waiting room. Trace was in my arms, crying non-stop. He wanted Forgetful Dad and JJ. I tried soothing him. I tried holding him close but he wanted nothing and nobody but his dad … [Read more...] about Trashy mom moment number thousand!
I want to run away. I want to scream. I want to pull out my hair! I want someone to tell me this is going to get easier, even if it won't. Lie to me. I don't care. Just don't tell me it's going to be like this forever because I don't think I could handle that. All day today the boys acted up. I don't know why. Maybe because JJ is sick right now and has been … [Read more...] about Beware of the mommy monster roar!