Tag: Mom Encouragement

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

“Our daycare gal is sick and I can’t take the day off work. Can I just drop the kids at your house tomorrow?” Check the back of your neck. Did the hair just go up? Are you clenching your teeth? Is the voice in your […]

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 […]

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 […]