I Don’t Want to Be a Bitter Mother

I Don't Want to Be a Bitter Mother

There is a gash in my soul. A cut so deep within me that it can not be reached, repaired or receive the oxygen it needs to dissipate. It is just there, perpetual and persistent in it's inability to heal.  It was small in childhood, one peppered with memories of love and pain. A dramatic youth full of loss, confusion and instability. Adoption and a stable family for years seemed … [Read more...]

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6 Ways Raising My Spitfire Youngest Has Made Me Better Person

6 Ways My Raising My Spitfire Youngest Has Made Me Better Person

My beautiful youngest daughter is 6 today. 6. I have to let that sink in while I grab my tissue for my tears that are sure to come.  She is growing up way too fast, as all moms can relate, and challenging me every step of the way. I would not have it any other way. This spitfire little girls is determined, strong-willed and just like me. I have written about her independent … [Read more...]

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7 Words That Are Banned in My House

7 Words That Are Banned in My House

'Shut Up' 'I Can't' 'Stupid' 'Hate' 'Idiot' 'Crap' 'Whatever' As a self proclaimed writer, I am a champion for the English language. I am also a supporter of using words to promote your true feelings and emotions as they happen. However, I do feel that words hurt and can hurt very deeply. Even the words you say to yourself. So I have 7 Words That Are Banned … [Read more...]

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Why I Don’t Cuss in Front of my Kids… Much

Why I Don't Cuss in Front of my Kids... Much

I have a potty mouth. I land somewhere between a sailor and a sailor who has had a few too many flasks of brandy. It's true. You would never know it on here because I think there is a time and a place to pull out the humdingers of filthy language to support your point of view. It is not on a blog, in my opinion. I also think that the English language provides enough words to … [Read more...]

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I Am a Conservative Mother and I Won’t Apologize for It

I Am a Conservative Mother and I Won't Apologize for It

My children do not wear bikinis. My children do not have their ears pierced. My children do not wear mid drift shirts or shorts that are too tight. My children are told that tattoos are not acceptable, no matter their age. My children do not watch movies that are above their age range. My children will not date until 16 or later. My children will not wear high … [Read more...]

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To the Mom Who Breastfeeds in Public

To the Mom Who Breastfeeds in Public

I am a supporter of mothers who take care of their children. Breastfed, bottle fed, formula fed or any other variation of getting nutrition to your child is fine with me. I breast fed and supplemented with formula for my first child because I worked out of the home. I simply could not pump enough at work to supply her with what she needed. I breastfed my next two as a stay at … [Read more...]

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Why Josh Duggar’s Sex Abuse Admission Damages My Trust In People

Why Josh Duggar's Sex Abuse Admission Threatens My Trust Even More

It happened. The one family I deemed OK for my kids to watch on TV is now banned in this house. I won't put money and trust into a family who hid sex abuse allegations against their son. I won't support a family who preaches to anyone who will listen that physical activity is saved for marriage when the sexual abuse of 5 girls by one of their own  children is in the history. I … [Read more...]

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Don’t tell me I didn’t really give birth because I had a C-Section

Don’t tell me I didn’t really give birth because I had a C-Section #SKExperts

Shaming women who have C-sections is ridiculous and needs to stop! A knife cut through my skin, muscle, tissue and uterus so that my daughter and I could live. It did the same two more times for my other two daughters. Recovery was painful and exhausting paired with the care of newborns and not much help. Yet when I hear from those who have never experienced the underlying … [Read more...]

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Living in the Slump of Motherhood

Living in the Slump of Motherhood

I am there now. That place in motherhood that lies somewhere between that happy routine and clinical depression. That place where nothing is really wrong, nothing is really out of place but the ability to just be content is fleeting. It has been this way for a few weeks now. I thought it was because I was just tired due to the swirling infections of strep and ear with the kids … [Read more...]

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A Single Mother’s Mother’s Day

A Single Mother's Mother's Day

The one eyed beagle is baying at something in the yard. His deep, raspy howl penetrating my need for sleep. I counted. One... two... three howls. Four... five... six...  it was not going to end. Deciding that if he was waking me, my neighbors were at risk as well, I grabbed my robe and ventured out to see what the excitement was all about. My little boy was at full attention … [Read more...]

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