Tag: expectations

Sorry, Not Sorry :: 5 Things I won’t Apologize for Anymore!

0
Too often I find myself apologizing for things out of my control or things that are not even my fault. I’m a people pleaser...

Confession :: I Don’t Mind the Mom the Pandemic Has Made...

0
March 11, 2020 was my last normal day. It's been nearly a year of this pandemic (even longer for some), and it seems like...

I Give Up Shopping Once a Year :: The Contentment Challenge

0
I first became aware of blogger Nancy Ray’s Contentment Challenge a few years ago, and it quickly became one of my annual goals: three...

The Battle to Overcome the Worry of Motherhood

0
For as long as I can remember, I've worried. I never discriminated with my worries. I worried about my family, friends, myself, but mostly,...

The North Dallas Tornado :: Reflections From The Other Side

0
October 20th marks one year since a violent EF-3 tornado ripped through a densely populated part of North Dallas and upended the realities of countless families...

Three Lessons 2020 is Teaching Us

0
Whether our children are in virtual school, preschool, homeschool, or in-person school, we all have the same teacher: 2020. The lessons have challenged and...

The Back to “Middle” School Manual for Moms

0
Middle School is tricky in a normal year, and the added stress of starting in the middle of a global pandemic has altered our...

I’m the Fat Mom :: Let’s Stop Passing Judgment

1
You know? Most days I feel like a great mom. I try my best to be a great example and give my children everything...

Life in a Pandemic :: Now, It’s Personal

0
This whole thing is nuts, right? No sports, schools closing indefinitely, the stock market crashing. None of this seemed remotely plausible when 2020 began,...

Petty Betty Playlist :: Breaking Up With Your BFF

0
It’s not you; it’s me. Okay, that’s a complete fabrication. It’s definitely you. I seem to have had a magnetic pull to poisonous personalities...

Telling My Kids About the Siblings They Never Knew

3
One of the bigger challenges I hadn’t really anticipated as a baby-loss mom parenting rainbow (or subsequent) children was how to talk to my...

Trying to Become a “YES!” Mom

0
Fellow moms, I'm trying to change my ways. These days, I'm more Grinch than great, and I want to reform. I want to become...