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Tag: mom life

My Preschooler Showed Me Our Terrible Day Wasn’t So Bad After...

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“We’re having a great day!”  “We are?” My question back to my 4-year-old’s declaration was posed with exhaustion, defeat, and total surprise. It had been a...

Homeschooling Is Bringing Out the Worst Parts of Me

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Homeschooling my kids during COVID-19 has been a bit like living with the worst version of myself constantly and inescapably. When my husband and I...

To the Moms of Kids with Special Needs :: Pandemic Edition

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To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together....

5 Strategies for When You Hit a Parenting Wall

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A few months ago, out of the blue, my son hit a rough patch. He became impossible in the morning before school. Rather than...

To the Mama with a New Baby… We’re Still Here

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Becoming a new mom is hard on any given day. But to the mama who has delivered a brand new baby during the time...

Social Distancing :: This Isn’t Going Well… and That’s OK

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But this has taught me something. There is not one type of mom. There aren't even 10 types. Or unicorn moms, or helicopter moms, or whatever fancy name type people want to use to label moms. There are just moms.

An Ode to the College Friend Tribe

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If you look at most mom blogs or social media feeds, you are bound to find posts praising the "mom tribe." The "mom tribe"...

The Days Are Getting Longer… And So Are My Early Morning...

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These morning walks have changed my life. I promise I am not dramatizing it. Getting to see the beginning of a new day full of possibilities is nothing short of a blessing. And with the days getting longer comes earlier sunrises, which is my favorite part of my walks.

All (Before) a Day’s Work

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6:30 a.m. Alarm goes off! Oh my gosh, why are my children so bouncy so early in the morning? And how are their toes so...

Mom Life Ain’t a Track Meet, It’s a Marathon (Why Ice...

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Mom life is a marathon, not a sprint. You see, every mom I’ve ever known, near and far, experiences mom guilt to some degree, at some point in their journey of motherhood. And typically, it doesn’t serve us, especially when it leads us to say no to the things that fill us up. So here are a few ways I’ve found to kick mom guilt to the curb and live my #momlife marathon to the fullest.

This Year, Do THIS Instead of Making New Year’s Resolutions

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It is well known that New Year's resolutions seldom work out (80% of people do not keep them). So how about we consider something different for this year's transition from 2019 into 2020?

Hi. My Name is Sarah, and I’m a Sober Mom.

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I'm not perfect. I don't drink, but I act out in different ways — I sometimes overeat or overshop or overexercise in order to cope with feelings. I'm not perfect at momming or at pretty much anything. But I learned in sobriety that I don't have to be; I just have to be present, honest, willing to learn, and open to change. The gift of sobriety changed my life 15 years ago. It continues to be a gift in my life and in the lives of those around me.

I Peed My Pants at the Trampoline Park

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As I walked (quickly) off the trampoline, I could feel that my jeans were wet from my butt down the backs of my thighs. Yep. I had peed my pants.

Mom Guilt Isn’t Welcome Here :: 8 Ways I Build Myself...

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I didn't realize mom guilt was a thing until I was a new mom. I began to hear other moms talk about it —...

10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Life Harder

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"Being a mom is hard," said nobody ever. Sometimes my mind is blown by how easy this whole "mothering" thing is. It's like lying on...