Five Momisms I’m Totally Done With

Five Momisms I’m Totally Done With

I’ve been focused on contentment, giving, and self-care lately (you can see a glimpse of this in my last post). I’m working to find contentment in each stage of life and to be thankful that I am here another day. God didn’t create us to be miserable complainers, so I am working on finding joy vs. finding things to criticize.

Part of that journey means assessing some of the bickering and arguing that goes on in my house. In five years, is it going to matter that the cereal bag wasn’t closed correctly? Is it going to stick out in my head that my husband forgot to put a bag in the trash? Am I going to be scarred for life replaying all the times I picked up clutter that probably didn’t result from me…? No, not really.

So, I’ve decided to give up on a few arguments with my kids that seem pretty pointless. As a first time mom, I harped on these over and over. Now that I am on kid #3, I’ve become a lot more laid back.

Here are five arguments that, going forward, I refused to have with my kids.

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My Latest DNF: Breastfeeding

My Latest DNF: Breastfeeding

I’ll come right out and say it: Our breastfeeding journey came to an abrupt end at six weeks. Looking back, the beginning of the end was probably day two in the hospital when Michael was just about 36 hours old. Of course, I didn’t give up. Maybe I should have.

Side note: I know there’s a crunchy mom out there waiting to judge me. Go for it. While your hair air dries and you put on organic, over-priced lip gloss from a health food store and nurse your seven year old while you eat granola that’s free of the top eight allergens, judge me.

But first, read this.

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