Tag: Mom Encouragement

The Mom Our Kids Really See

The Mom Our Kids Really See

Several 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?” Dumbfounded, I responded, “Um…. it’s me.” In the picture, I was all made up, the lighting was […]

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe

Lately I’ve heard chatter in the mom world from gals who feel as though they can’t find their tribe. Their people. The gals they feel comfortable hanging with. Their friends. Their support. Which is a total bummer. It’s just not right to go through life […]

Why You Are Not a Bad Parent

Why You Are Not a Bad Parent

Grab your favorite beverage and pull up a chair. We’re gonna have a chat about parenting. More specifically, we’re going to talk about why you are a not a bad parent. Listen up, y’all. I am a mother. And I am tired. I’m tired of […]

Parenting is Hard: 9 Reasons Why

Parenting is Hard: 9 Reasons Why

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 […]

Advice for Mom: 5 Things to NOT Do

Advice for Mom: 5 Things to NOT Do

I’m not an expert by any means, but I’ve been around the block and I’ve brought back some great advice for mom. Now, I know all mamas are different. We’ve all got our own thing going on. So, know that these bits of advice for […]

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 such a proud parent…” And I know what she was thinking, because I’ve heard it before. Homeschooled kids are so polite and so smart and so motivated […]

The One Thing At-Home Moms Should Stop Assuming

The One Thing At-Home Moms Should Stop Assuming

All the at-home moms in the room, raise your hand. Oh, good! I see you! Now tell me: how often have you received a phone call or text like this: “Our daycare gal is sick and I can’t take the day off work. Can I […]

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 became more able and independent, the things for me to feel guilty about would lessen. Y’all? So. Not. True. Let me tell […]