With the Holiday Season right on our heels, a lot of us are adding extreme worry to the stress. Whether is be struggling to provide our families with gifts this year to uncertainty about our relationships, we all have problems that tend to take up more of our day than than anything else. But I, for one, want to really soak up all I can from this Holiday Season. I want to say Merry Christmas and mean it. I want to imprint my children’s smiles on my memory and laugh with abandon when I can. And when the New Year Comes, I want to say Resolutions Be Damned! So I have come up with A Trick of Appreciation that will let me put my worries aside for a few weeks and focus on the positives! [Read more...]
I believe that every Mother, at least all of the Mother’s I know, have days where they would just like to curl up, earplugs in, comfort food delivered with a pedicure, favorite sappy unrealistic movie on, and check out for the entire day – if not week. Days to recharge, regroup, get some sleep and free the brain cells of the stress of worry, concern, multi- tasking and disappointment in the inability to do it all. [Read more...]
On July 9th, I kissed my youngest baby girl Good Morning and sang her Happy Birthday. I warned her to drink up because weaning was upon her. She bit me in protest, and I let the tears of time traveling too fast trickle down my face.
We had the wonderful party filled with friends and family and again were humbled by the generosity of those we know. If it were not for them, I would have no one to complain to. So my thanks is defiantly heart felt.
We are all so busy. As a result, our kids are just as busy. School, extracurricular activities, play dates to help develop their social skills, birthday parties and on an on and on, keep everyone going at all times. Sometimes it feels like our only down time in this house is homework time!
Slowing down seems impossible sometimes. There is always an extra practice, another school event to go to, a family function to attend… it never ends. I look at my daily calendar some days and feel tired before I even get my coffee. [Read more...]
I Know I Have Too Many Kids When…
I take one with me to the store and she has a major meltdown, holding up the check out lane, and I consider it relaxing.
I feet a bubble in my belly and go into a cold sweat panic because it feels like a baby kick.
I consider my house clean if I can still masterly maneuver around toys on the floor without stepping on one. [Read more...]
Little Smiles from my children make my heart fill with warmth; and I realize those little things matter when parenting. It is not always easy to remember our smallest of gestures can make a child beam with delight. So, what are those little things that make our kiddos so happy? [Read more...]
As a little girl, I received a My Little Pony that had rainbow hair, a whimsical stance and the love of her owner for life. My Little Pony has come a long way baby; but, at the core, those little ponies are still awesome toys that enhance a child’s imagination. With three daughters of my own, I am thrilled to pass on my adoration of My Little Pony to them. My Little Pony Crystal Princess Palace gives me the opportunity to pass on this tradition with a little flair! [Read more...]
Each of my daughters has their own little personality, their own peculiarities and their own unique ideas for how they want to do things. Most of the time I find them incredibly adorable. But sometimes – usually when I am running late or am distracted by work or chores – raising a particular daughter can be a challenge. I just want to scream ‘Just Do it’ and move on with life. [Read more...]
My life is chaos. Complete, utter, chaos. And most days I am just trying to keep me head above water. it can, honestly, get depressing and lonely too. So I have come up with some things that make my life a tad easier. Not many, honestly, but some! [Read more...]
Against my better judgement, I opted to take all three girls to the grocery store this morning as opposed to going at midnight last night. It was not a decision made by a wise, seasoned Mother, but one made by a tired, confused Mommy. By the time I got the girls to bed, gathered my list and my coupons, I would have literally gotten to the store 30 minutes before they closed.
So, this morning, armed with 4 hours of sleep, coffee gone cold from neglect, and three energetic, excited daughters, I venture out. With coupons. And my list. And my thumb on speed dial for Supernanny. [Read more...]
Every day in motherhood is challenging for me. Every day brings new problems, new tears and new frustrations. And the kids get crazy too. In general, it is all expected and I have the DVD player and wine opener to help deal with the fun of it all. [Read more...]
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Resourceful Mom Media, Dove and Kroger. Writings are my own.
My daughters are my everything. My world, my decisions and my life revolve around them and their happiness. I prayed for them, am humbled to have them and work every day to try to make their lives as wonderful as I can. I also am very aware of raising daughters with self esteem. I, myself, tend to have very low self esteem in many parts of my life. It stems from life experiences as a young girl and I fight the VHS tape playing in my head all the time. I want, at least I pray, that I can raise my daughters with a Blu-Ray playing in their heads telling them how amazing, beautiful, intelligent and important they are, no matter what. [Read more...]
Ahhh – the sound of my children’s voices. Sweet, innocent, exciting. I craved their first word and hoped and prayed it would be “Mama”. Even though it was Dada - for all three! I want to see HIS c- section scar!
Anyway… I analyze every word and love the mispronunciations and confused looks at new ones. Yes, speaking is a huge milestone with new discoveries every day and every Mother happily looks forward to this stage.
Until I hear a word 75,000 times a day making me want to drag my nails down a chalkboard just to drown it out.
MOM!! MOMMY!! MAMA!! [Read more...]
When it comes to maternal instinct – let’s just say I am “instinctual challenged”. I really have no knack for parenting nor do I have the ability to develop said knack. In fact, on any given day I can be heard cursing the Man upstairs who gave me the ability to pour drinks, bake cookies and fill out a school form but left out the natural knowledge to parent the three little girls He blessed me with.
Really – He could have at least thrown me a bone on this one. [Read more...]
Hello. My name is Lori… and I am a lazy parent. At least that is the perception filtering through a certain person right now. Amazing I even have live kids, really.
I know, it is a shame. Its a travesty. My children would be so well rounded, behaved and well groomed if I would just take care of them like I am supposed to. In fact, if I put any effort at all into my parenting, I might actually have children who listen! [Read more...]