Posts in Motherhood
Crazy Sh*t I Do For My Kids

I was at the airport one evening—sitting in a restaurant, alone, minding my own business and these two ladies came in and sat at the airport-too-close table right next to mine. It was loud in the restaurant so I went ahead and called my kids. They were getting ready for bed. After a short conversation, I told them I loved them and that I would see them in the morning. I made an annoyingly embarrassing kissy face at them and hung up.And looked up. To two pairs of eyes staring at me. Judging me.

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Empowering Our Daughters To Be Who They Truly Are Even When Society Says Something Else

Being a mother means constantly having your heartbroken at the same time as it’s being filled to the brim with so much love for your child.  Every day we are bombarded with messages about who to be.  As adults, we do better at filtering through those messages (although not always perfectly), but our daughters need to learn how to filter.

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I Have Never Felt More Alone

Do you remember being lost inside those snuggly baby holding days? Glued to the couch, afraid to disturb that sweet softness beneath your chin.  Each tiny breath felt so new, each sigh a moment to cherish. You never wanted to let go. Time raced by. Do you remember the times you just wanted to put the baby down? Your back and chest ached from the pressure of the baby’s head resting on you, always. You heard phantom wails as you frantically showered to scrub multiple days of grime away, and real cries when you finally touched your head to your pillow, fingertips on the bedside lamp. Time slowed.

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How I Let Guilt Affect My Life

On a glorious day I ran to Target : ALL.BY.MYSELF!!!  What?!  It’s like a mom’s dream outing, right?!  My husband said, “Take your time, get a Starbucks…”  You bet I did not miss out on that chance. I drove my minivan to the mecca listening to Taylor Swift and feeling so carefree.  But, that carefree feeling only lasted until my latte was lukewarm and I realized that with the drive time, finding a parking spot, and waiting in line for coffee…

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This is What Empowerment Sounds Like

My daughter was in the sixth or seventh grade when she came home from school, upset, because a boy had been snapping her bra. Unbeknownst to me, it wasn’t the first time. It had been happening for weeks. I felt a burn in the bottom of my gut as I listened to her swallow back tears. Not out of fear, but frustration and anger. Her eyes still leak when in a fury.

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What a Mother Knows

As mothers, we have an innate desire to do whatever we can to ensure that our children thrive. In our effort to be the best mom for our children, we worry, fret, wish, and pray. We read books and articles, listen to podcasts and watch television shows on the topic of parenting - all with the hope that there will be parenting nuggets of gold that we can use. We question our every move. 

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How #squadgoals Saved Me

It's a stormy day here in Kentucky. My kiddos are actually having to play with no technology, because I'm old school, as they played I was chuckling because I had no girlfriends to call,then it hit me… i got real with myself and tears, slowly began to fall and I was reminded of the pain that motherhood can bring unknowingly.Have you ever stopped and wondered how you got to "that," place .... especially in the season of motherhood?!

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Dear Mom, Let It Go. Yes, You.

Dear mom who needs to let go of mom guilt, yup that’s as Elsa would sing “Let it go” was she talking to us- probably. This whole mom guilt can eat at you and there is no rhyme or reason why we all do this to ourselves. The feelings of not being good enough, not playing with the kids enough, or that you yelled far too much today. All of these feelings come flooding in if you’re like me when all the kids are asleep and you're laying in bed knowing all too well that you should fall asleep, but nope you're laying there replaying the day of how you should of made dinner instead of take out, or not letting them watch that one last episode of “Bubble Guppies” and sat down with them instead. 

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