I sure hope this does not turn out to be one of those ironic pieces on the news where a mom drops dead and her words come back to bite her. You know the ones I am talking about. ‘Body found, she seemed to predict it‘. The truth is, I don’t want to die. Like.. ever. But since that is not plausible then we will go with, I don’t want to die until my kids are adults. [Read more...]
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...]
Raising daughters is a full time job. Sometimes, through the varying emotions, search for personal style and the relationship that will be a bond for life, there are no words to explain the beauty of the love between a mother and her daughter. I, for one, am always looking for something amazing to put in a card, print on a sign to hang in their rooms or to have as a sentimental token in my room. In my search, I have found the best mother daughter quotes that make my heart warm and my feelings understood. [Read more...]
Getting food poisoning is pretty rotten. Pretty stinking rotten.
Getting food poisoning with 3 kids under 4 makes you wish you were the dude that froze to death that Rose dropped into the ocean at the end of Titanic.
When I woke up yesterday, I did not feel the need to cross the pearly gates and meet my Maker. I just wanted to get through the day like any other Mother. But as I made my coffee and contemplated breakfast for the girls, I felt and unfamiliar churn in my stomach that told me a toilet needed to be CLOSE by.
And that was all she wrote… [Read more...]
Originally published 6/1/2010
Every night around 7, I give the girls a bath, dress them in clean, fresh jam jams, give them milk, brush their teeth, read them a bedtime story and watch them each drift into peaceful slumber not to wake until morning. I may just be an expert on How to Get Your Kids to Sleep.
Hmmph – who else is laughing? [Read more...]