Motherhood is a 24 hour job! There is no time off. No break. No overtime. Just Mom-all-the-time. I don’t have to remind you just how many hats we moms wear in a week…Chef, Maid, Chauffeur, Cheerleader, Nurse… and so on and so forth… It’s a lot, but we love it!
However… Mom’s need to take a WEEKEND off!!!
Pretty much any reason for the weekend off will be suitable.
(Except a hospital stay. That does NOT count as a weekend off!) Read more
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There is nothing more heartbreaking for a mother than when her baby is not having a good day. How do you keep toddlers entertained and resting while they’re getting back their to happy and crazy little selves?Read more
Traveling with little ones can be very challenging. Just about every routine and comfort of home is thrown out the window when you travel and are staying in a hotel or at a friends house. Let me tell you, from experience, that this can be extremely hard on both the parent and the child! Those routines, no matter how small, help to keep our sanity as a parent and help children to know exactly what to expect and find comfort in the familiar. Read more
There is a LOT of work to be done in a kitchen that feeds 8 people every single day! There is always food to be cooked, dishes to be done, and trash to be taken out! With so many to feed and take care of, I am some days OVERWHELMED by the clean-up in the kitchen!
Some days I feel like I JUST loaded the dishwasher and wiped all the counters and when I turn around…. The sink is full and the counters are cluttered with an array of blankies, stuffed animals, toys, dirty tissues, sippy cups, and snack bowls! Read more
Have you noticed that kids are grumpier when they have been sitting around playing electronics or watching TV? I sure have in my house! I have been observing my boys as they use their electronic time. When they are or have been spending time staring at a screen they are more irritable, and tend to get into more fights with each other or have a grumpy attitude. Read more
When people see me walking with six kids in tow I often get unsolicited comments and advice. The most common is “Wow! Six? That must be sooooo hard.” “I could never do that many kids.” “I barely survive with 2.”
People…I started with ONE baby! I had no idea what motherhood was really going to be like. I didn’t realize how much it would change me. And then I had another one… and that was hard. And then a third… and that was hard too. And then we added two through foster care… and we had to adjust again. And finally we adopted another and that was hard. Read more