Motherhood

Trusting the Mama Bear Instincts

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I’m going to be honest, being a mom does not come naturally to me.

I sincerely hoped that I would be one of those moms that just “got it'”, but I’m totally not.  (more…)

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Best Mom Advice

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When I was a new mom  I got a LOT of advice.

I wanted advice on everything from potty training to college applications (I’m a big picture person).

I was super lucky to be surrounded by some amazing mommas during those first two “experimental” years (thanks Wylie 1st Ladies, y’all rock).

Of all the advice I received, there are three things that have stuck with me: (more…)

Surprise! Yay for Vomit Puddles

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Non vomit day when she practiced getting out of her bed. 

You know how sometimes you have a plan, and then all of a sudden you need a new plan? Vomit puddles seem to do that to us.

Sorry if vomit bothers you… you aren’t cleaning it up… but feel free to skip this post.

I went to get the Princess from her bed this morning and she was COVERED in throw up.

Like it was all over her bed, in her hair, on her clothes, and all over the floor in front of her crib.

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First Kid vs. Third Kid

FullSizeRender-9When Harry Potter was a baby we were pretty cautious of his schedule.

I remember carefully packing him snacks, extra clothes, and enough diapers to last a week, just to go to story time.

Things are a little different with the Princess.

I keep a couple of diapers in the the car just in case, but she sure as heck doesn’t have a change of clothes, and most of the time her “snack” is whatever I find in my bag.  (more…)

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Why I Love School

IMG_3347I’m not one of those moms that cries on the first day of school.

I’m the mom that is smiling and almost giddy.

I’m sure the teacher and other moms think I’m terrible and heartless… I’m ok with that.

I’m a big believer that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Time apart gives me the space (and perspective) to enjoy my kids, to want to be with them, and to say yes to their requests.

The rest of this post is going to make me sound like a terrible mother, feel free to skip it so you maintain your positive perception of me.  (more…)