Halloween culturally is a night for dressing up and going to house to house asking for candy and sweets. Now while that sounds fun for your family but for mine we don't celebrate Halloween as much anymore. We dont see it as a main holiday like Thanksgiving and Christmas. We see it as more like a Labor day or Columbus Day. So while we dont do trick-or-treating we have a Party-or-Treat. When I shared what my family does for Halloween with a group of other moms I was shamed because it's not what is normal. I was "depriving them" of the trick-or-treating experience and poor them for not experiencing fun. What they fail to understand is that we have a different meaning of fun, a different way of having fun.
I realized there are those that need to to hear this, girl mom or boy mom. My daughter has taught me so many beautiful things like how to be patient (even when I am not). So here is some encouragement for moms out there who need to be seen..
I realized there is a lot of us (whether we admit it or not) that do not thank our husbands who are fathers enough. We don't give them enough credit for things that they do. I learned a while ago in a class is that one thing a man truly needs is affirmation that he is doing a good job both as a husband and as a father. So here is an open letter to those fathers out there who need encouragement.
What Not to Say to a Stay at Home Mother is a sarcastic blend of what you probably shouldn't say to your stay at home mom friend or a mother at the store. When I first became a stay at home mom it was a hard adjustment and I let the crude comments get to me for a while. I let the looks at the super market affect me. So here is somethings I want others to realize what you probably shouldn't say and for my mommy followers a good laugh, because you will understand this!
There are many things a mom could share truthfully. Here are a few of my mom truths, I am not perfect and my life isn't perfect!
What happens when you feel insane while at home, it isn't fun to feel that way or feel alone. Well hopefully some insight with some simple small tips can help a day or two. I know being a stay at home mom dawn's on us sometimes with isolation but it is so worth it! Come see what I have done to staying sane while staying with the wild things!
Dear Mom of a Strong-Willed Child here is a letter to you! A letter of encouragment and enlightenment. A letter to let you know you are not alone. Spirited children are a pain but worth the love!
One of the hardest pieces I have ever written. Truths that I finally want to share. Anxiety isn't a joke and makes millions suffer most of which go undiagnosed. Here is a story of how anxiety and depression affected my motherhood! It pains me to admit to a lot of this but I made it through with the help of God and my family.
Advice isn't always easy to take in, a lot of people have problems with advice given to them. Well my advice is simple and is common sense. It's easy going and hopefully can help your day!
What would you do if it happened to you? If your daughter or son asked you, would you do it to mama? Not a lot of people I know would have the courage to shave their head completely for a child!