Date With My 8-Year-Old

Some days I’m desperate for some ME time. Are you? Last weekend, I had reached my limit. I had two full days of a power struggle with my toddler. No, I don’t want to pick up my cars. No, I’m not going to take a nap. No, that’s not the way it works, Mama. He […]

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Can I Just Take a Shower?

How long have you gone without a shower? Go ahead, admit it. It’s safe here. Okay, I see you need a little encouragement. I’m not accusing you of being unclean, nor am I confessing to a life of grime. And some of you may be saying, What? I shower every day. Yes, I shower regularly, […]

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10 wrongs vs. 1,000 rights

I’m a loving mother. I’m a patient mother. I’m a kind mother. I’m a forgiving mother. I’m a hypocrite. For all the valuable insight I’ve discovered through this blog – my anger triggers, best approaches for discipline, ways to see the positive, reminders of what’s truly important – despite all of it, I’m still screwing […]

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I’m Hiding the Pudding!

Ever have one of those days? Where the tireless mom tasks go unnoticed? You’re pretty sure no one is aware of half the stuff you do. And any stuff they are noticing is met with disappointment or tears. I don’t want to go to the grocery store. I don’t want chicken for dinner. Why didn’t […]

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Finding My Turtle

Dear neighbors, please forgive me. I drove 35 mph on our street. Reason? Real underwear and the need to pee. Not me! My 3-year old. Yes, I visit the bathroom each night after having two kids, but not quite to the Depends yet, people! 🙂 That morning my toddler gave real underwear his first try. […]

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Hands Free Mama

Letting Go...To Grasp What Really Matters

Butterfly Heart

life in progress