Despite being twins, my babies are remarkably different little humans. I am reminded every single day as to their uniqueness. This was a lesson I had to learn at first, to not compare them. My son is a sponge, he is constantly absorbing and feeding off of his surroundings. My daughter less so. She currently goes through her days happily singing to herself and her play frogs. Already I can tell her imagination is a deep and colorful one. As she grows I will continue to make a point to be invited into the beautiful world inside that mind, to make certain she always feels safe to include me, and never shuts me out. Because who knows how deeply things are affecting her, perhaps [...]
WHAT IS POSSIBLE?
There are a lot of things that are not possible now that I am a mom. However, on the other hand, there are a few things that are now possible because I have become a mom.
Most of those things involve being able to accomplish tasks moderately well with one hand. I am excellent at cooking with one hand. I am excellent at dressing a child with one hand. Also on the list is drinking cold tea, eating left overs and closing doors with my elbows. I excel at those three things, too.
There are however a lot more things that I am either not good at or have become downright impossible now that I am a mom. Here is the list. It is a list of things I [...]
Whew! Did that title get your attention? Well, I’m not an internet troll or one of those people that approaches nursing mothers just to say ‘eww gross.’ I even sympathize with that lady whose kid climbed in the monkey exhibit, like don’t get me started.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about mom shaming. Innocent phrases like ‘Breast is Best’ have become stigmatized by trolls who make it their life’s duty to shame moms who choose formula. And I mean guys that’s one of many examples. This article is not for those meanies who make it their goal in life to hate on other moms.
I have nothing left in me but [...]
What is with all the mommy groups? The crunchy moms, attachment moms, babywearing moms, working moms, SAHM, the hot mess moms, and there are more that my mom brain just can’t think of now. WHY? JUST STOP! Okay, where’s the “I’m Just a Mom” Group?
I mean, seriously. I’m a mom. I use essential oils and cloth diapers, but I also use disposable diapers and bleach. I breastfed my kids for as long as they would allow, but also used formula. I try to limit my use of the word NO and give them time out, but sometimes they just don’t listen and get a little pop on the bottom so they know I’m serious. I baby wear, I use a kid leash and sometimes I let them free-range. [...]