Tag : being a mom isn’t easy

inner struggle

When you become a Mother, your life becomes one continuous inner struggle. The day I brought my first child home from the hospital, I found my mind constantly being pulled in two directions, which I suppose I should have seen coming. I knew for nine months that I would be caring for another human life in addition to my own; it’s …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment
breastfeeding

If anyone reading this is pro-exclusive breastfeeding and/or anti-formula, you should probably stop reading now. It’s been over eight years since I had my first child. Breastfeeding was a hot-button topic then, and for reasons beyond my comprehension, it’s still something that is considered controversial and “newsworthy.” Personally, I started breastfeeding my children right away for one main reason – …

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Written on Jan, 13, 2017 by in , | 3 Comments.
save money

The New Year is always a time for people to reflect on how they can better themselves – exercise more, eat healthier, and save money are usually at the top of the list. I try to do all of these things throughout the year, oftentimes sporadically, but I find myself especially drawn to any article I see that focuses on …

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Written on Nov, 04, 2016 by in , , | 2 Comments.
peanut butter

The beginning of every school year is the same – I start out gung-ho, making lunches that consist of things far more exciting than your run-of-the-mill peanut butter & jelly. I make sure that I have a variety of snacks and plenty of different ingredients for all kinds of delicious sandwiches. Sometimes, I even make my kid’s lunches the night before! …

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every night

Every night, after my children go to bed, I let out a sigh of relief bigger than the night before. As  a parent, nothing feels quite as good as that sigh. Unfortunately, that feeling only lasts for about 2.4 seconds. Then the reality of all the things you still need to do begins to sink in. It’s a vicious cycle. …

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television

Less than one week into our summer vacation, something amazing happened. My kids didn’t watch a single television show, play a single video game, or use a single electronic device for three whole days! That’s right. For 72 hours straight, my children had no exposure to electronic media. To my amazement, contrary to what they seem to think will happen …

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Written on May, 27, 2016 by in , | 2 Comments.
school year

As the school year comes to a close, I do two things. First, I take calming breaths to get through the envious rage I feel when I read posts of Moms in other parts of the country where school is already over, or will be in a week. Second, I like to reflect on how much time I’ve wasted since September, putting things …

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Written on May, 20, 2016 by in , | 5 Comments.
green

I love the Earth. It’s my home, and I 100 percent agree that we need to take care of it. That being said, once you become a parent, there are certain things you’re going to do that aren’t considered “green.” In the first 12 weeks after my first child was born, I did more to harm the environment than I …

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There are many, many things you never hear about Motherhood before you become a parent, and there is a very good reason for this – propagation of the human race. If mothers were completely honest with their daughters and friends were completely honest with their friends, all humanity would slowly but surely cease to exist. Women everywhere would stop having …

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If you have read my blog before, you know that I normally like to post funny, sarcastic Mom humor, but with the recent events in Paris fresh on my mind, this is going to be a serious one. As a young woman, trying to comprehend the magnitude of what happened on September 11, 2001 was heart-wrenching. Now as a slightly …

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