Archive for the ‘Mom Stuff’ Category

Big cook – nesting edition

For the past six weeks or so, I have had to put one of nature’s strongest instincts on hold for the holidays.¬† My mind was furiously making lists of things needed to do to make things just right to welcome a new baby, but I simply had to wait until I made it through everything that goes with having lots of kids at Christmas. There were plays and baking, shopping, wrapping, company and parties and as I look back, I’m not sure how I made it ūüėȬ† It was a grand time though! Continue reading

My storytellin’ overalls

I have a favorite pair of denim overalls given to me by my mom one Christmas, oh at least 10 years ago. This was during the height of overall fashion, of course.  My two sisters also received a pair.  They were from the Gap, so it was a real treat.  They are well-made and fit just right and I wore those things all the time. Then the adjusters broke on one side and then the other.  I used a safety pin, but you could tell.   Continue reading

Got me some bangs

I went to the stylist the other day in need of a trim.¬†¬†I knew I needed to do something about my baby chick hair.¬† This is what I call the phase of hairdos that comes after you’ve had a baby, after you shed frightening amounts of hair and¬†the new hair starts to grow in.¬† You get little fuzzy patches that remind¬†me of baby chickens, except¬†it¬†doesn’t look nearly¬†as cute as they do.¬† So you have thinning hair on top with super-short pieces sprouting out of the front.¬† It’s one of my least favorite side-effects of giving birth.¬† I mean, can we not¬†keep something from our pre-pregnancy days?? Continue reading

Potty training and solid foods

The past couple of weeks I’ve been tackling two milestones – potty training and solid foods – and no, not with the same child ūüôā¬† The toddler has shown interest in the potty for a few months, so we have had her ‘seat’ in our bathroom so she could get to know it.¬†¬†I am ready to move past that and to the mastery stage. ¬†Two things I’ve learned about potty training, though, is that each child is different and they do it when they are ready.¬† Her siblings have been watching a movie called Potty Time with her.¬† It’s about a boy named¬†Bobby¬†who is having a birthday party and he has also been successful in his potty endeavors so they are celebrating that, too¬†ūüôā¬† So now, everyday without fail, she will burst out with Happy Birthday, Bobby!¬† Which, of course¬†sends her sibs into hysterics.¬† Continue reading

Is this You?

I haven’t forgotten to finish my posts for moms.¬† It has been a little more hectic this week than I anticipated.¬† Since Friday we’ve had a birthday party with eight teenage girls, two soccer games, church, mother’s day x2, four doctors appointments, and we got paid last night – so I also did the Bank/Sam’s/Walmart run.¬†And we got the van back – more on that later ūüôā

This little ditty (can¬†ditty¬†only mean¬†a song or can it be anything?) gem (it does mean song or poem, I looked it up)¬†came to me via email from a long-time friend in FL¬†and instead of forwarding it, I thought I would post it here.¬† I thought it was great! It’s short and sweet and can be for anyone, not just moms.¬†

¬†To the praying women in my life…

Live your life in such a way

that when your feet hit the floor in the morning,

satan shudders and says… Continue reading

A Different View of Mom

I thought this¬†was an insightful post about moms¬†on a¬†blog that¬†I read.¬† I think most, if not all, mothers feel that they fall short at one time or another.¬† I hope my children will view me through the eyes of mercy and forgive me for¬†all the things I’m not and¬†love me for the things that I am.¬†

Warm Fuzzies for Moms

Here is part two of the quotes on mothers…

Making the decision to have a child ~ it’s momentous.¬† It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.¬† ~ Elizabeth Stone

Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children.  Now I have seven children and only one theory : Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved. ~ Kate Samperi

Discovering that with every child, your heart grows bigger and stronger ~ that there is no limit to how much or how many people you can love, even though at times you feel as though you could burst ~ you don’t ~ you just love even more.¬† ~ Yasmine Le Bon

It will gone before you know it.  The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher.  Then suddenly they disappear.  ~ Dorothy Evslin

All mothers are working mothers. ~ Unknown

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.¬† They have clung to me all of my life.¬† ~ Abraham Lincoln

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  ~ Sophia Loren

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~ Tenneva Jordan

A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same.  ~ Author Unknown

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it.  ~ Rose Kennedy

I never thought that you should be rewarded for the greatest privilege of life.  ~ Mary Roper Coker, Mother of the Year 1958

¬†You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. ~ Psalm 139:13

¬†Talk about privileged.¬† I am filled with¬†awe that the maker of the universe would use me as the ‘birthplace’ of life.¬† It really¬†puts the pain of childbearing into perspective. ~ KE