Don't pretend it doesn't exist or you haven't participated in it.... You know you have! If not of another mom, then you have for sure judged yourself. Oh yeah. Now you are listening. Let's stop the mommy shaming.  I recently...
If you haven't read the first installment of this series leading up this moment when I found my biological father, click here to read In Search Of My Father Part 1! BOOM. It’s real. I FOUND HIM. It’s really him....
Whenever I post something personal on Facebook or Instagram, 95% of it has to do with our kids. But of that remaining 5%, I rarely give kudos to my husband. So in honor of Father’s Day, I’m putting the spotlight...
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As a mom in her mid-thirties raising two kids, I always think of some of the biggest life lessons that my father taught me, especially right around Father's Day. He was a man of few words (except when he...
Dear Mason, If I were to tell you the story of how I met your father, you would probably laugh. It's not your everyday, typical romance story and we definitely weren't high school or college sweethearts - in fact, we...
I recently found myself yelling at my kid. I know you have probably yelled at your kid. Frankly, I’ve done it more times than I’d like to admit.  But about a month ago I yelled like I have never yelled...
Oh my dearest children, I’m a little afraid to tell you how I met your dad. Because I was 14. I now (in my mid-ish 30s) look at 14-year-olds and think they should still be strapped in car seats....
Not for me. That would be weird. This is a friendship advertisement for my husband. We all know that every mom needs to find her tribe in order to survive this parenting journey. Once we find them, we can...
I'm not sure why but coming up with a Father's Day related post was hard for me.   I have fond memories of Father's Day and a very close relationship with my Dad but I had no ideas of what...
When you have children you deal with a lot of poop, and the occasional poopmageddon or pooptastrophy if you will.  Let's face it: as parents of small children, we talk about poop a lot.  We smell it, we examine it,...

Give Them Grace

I was exchanging a series of text messages with my friend who writes for Albuquerque Moms Blog.  We were talking about our husbands and how some of the decisions they make in regards to the care of our children are...
I’m a sports girl. I’ve always loved a cold beer and live action sports. My husband and I enjoy going to live games and also viewing from the comfort of our own couch. One of my favorite "before kids"...
Like many families, the weekends are all about fun activities to do together. This Saturday was no exception. Thanks to a mommy friend, I decided to take my brood to an art class where my three-year-old could get as...

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