Tag: Mom Encouragement

Dear Mom: Stop Trying So Hard

Dear Mom: Stop Trying So Hard

I’m the kind of mom who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. I love the kitchen. Give me a day to cook and bake from scratch and I’ll give you…well, a whole lot of yummy food. I love to bake bread. I love […]

Independence, Mom Guilt, and How To Deal

Independence, Mom Guilt, and How To Deal

I used to think that mom guilt would go away as my kids got older. I used to think that as my kids got more able and independent, the things for me to feel guilty about would lessen. Y’all? So. Not. True. So what’s my […]

Let’s Be Real: Five Things Every Mom Needs To Understand

Let’s Be Real: Five Things Every Mom Needs To Understand

The journey of motherhood can be daunting. Overwhelming, even. I thought about writing a post that was roses and sunshine and sweetly inspiring about how to overcome the stress of motherhood…but sometimes it’s not a roses and sunshine kind of day. Sometimes it’s a dandelions-in-a-Styrofoam-cup-that-got-knocked-over-by-the-cat […]

Why You Are Not a Bad Parent

Why You Are Not a Bad Parent

I am a mother. And I am tired. I’m tired of telling my sons to aim when they use the bathroom. I’m tired of sitting down on a wet toilet seat. I’m tired to of telling them to be quiet when Dad is sleeping. I’m […]

How Our Kids Really See Us

How Our Kids Really See Us

A few years back, while my then nine-year-old son and I were scrolling through Facebook together, he saw a new profile picture I’d uploaded. He asked, “Who is that?” I responded, “Um…. it’s me.” “Well,” he said, quite matter-of-factly, “I don’t like that picture.” “You […]

9 Reasons Parenting is Tough

9 Reasons Parenting is Tough

I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I envisioned it as a blissful, magical thing of helping to raise up a generation of Awesome. But if we’re honest, there are a lot of things that aren’t on your radar until you actually enter […]

Overextended Mom: Just Say No

Overextended Mom: Just Say No

Oh, mama. I know you want to help everyone and everything. It’s in your nature. You’re just that kind of person. But you really can—and probably need to—just say no to some things in your life. If your plate is too full, it’s going to […]

Proud Parent of That Kid

Proud Parent of That Kid

“Oh, you homeschool?” the woman in the park asked. “Homeschooled kids are such good kids. You must be so proud…” And I know what she was thinking, because I’ve heard it before. Homeschooled kids are so polite and so smart and so motivated to change […]