10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Young Mom

Motherhood came to me a lot earlier than I ever thought it would. I became a mom two months after my 19th birthday. I don't usually like to volunteer that information. I like for people to assume that I'm pushing 30 when I go somewhere with my three crazy kids, but it's not the case. I was a teen mom. ...more

Mother seeking mother to be friends for life

Everyone always told me that life would change when I had children. No duh, of course my life would change. I’ve added new humans to my life and daily routine. There’s no turning back from that.But, no one told me my friendships would change too....more


 I remember the exact moment my dad told me my mom had cancer. I was driving my daughter, Ada, and I to the grocery store after her swim lesson. Life seemed normal.I was snacking on my taffy with my country music hits on in the background. It was a beautiful Spring day and we were heading to the store to get groceries and pick up a prescription. My phone rang and my dad told me everything as I was trying to concentrate on the expressway with a 10-month old in the background.“Yup. OK,OK. Thank you for telling me.”...more

The Sports Mom


Mommyhood: Tired, but thankful!

I sat on the couch holding Olivia wondering if she would ever stop fidgeting and drift off to sleep for her nap.  When she finally lets sleep win, I gaze at this tiny person cuddled peacefully in my arms, and I cry...  It had been a long day, and it wasn't even halfway over with yet.  My long morning [...]Read full post here:http://livingoutoffocus.com/2015/11/29/mommyhood/ Living Out of Focus...snapshots of life in random....more

I'm a Good Mom and a Bad Wife

"Make sure you put your shoes where they belong, please." Guess who I was talking to? If you said my kids, you're right. If you said my husband, you're right too.I've spent almost all of my adult life as a mom. Taking care of my kids is second nature to me. And so is talking to them....more

My 5 mommy breakdown signs

Every Mommy can feel when a breakdown is approaching them and most times it just unavoidable.My symptoms usually start like this:1. Forgetting everything....more

Toys I Wished For as a Kid

What was the one toy that a friend had that you wished you had when you were little?Thinking back to my childhood, I remember many little details that probably have no bearing on this actually post. However, when I had to think of a toy that a friend had that I wished I had too or instead, I can't remember.  There maybe two reason for this:...more

Mom low point moment

Last night after returning home from my momma's house I was full, tired and exhausted bottom line I ate too much.I knew in order to do what I wanted to do which was NOTHING I had to get these kids off to bed. Sigh, sigh, cuss word and I was off to get the damn thing done.Frist thing was I needed to give liv a little wipe down because the whole bath process seemed very daunting and frankly I didn't want to do it.She was a hot mess.I was going to do a little clean up and it would be Super Easy....more

Trading in parts of myself

At the ripe old age of 28 I have realized that since becoming a mother I have been slowly trading myself in. Some of the trade in's I noticed right away other's creeped up on me. Some shallow other's depressing. I've traded my young flawless belly for tiger strips that I prefer to keep under wraps. Those things are pretty roarsome as Daniel the Tiger would say.I've traded in my Roxy two-piece bathing suit, for a nice skirt based one piece. My motto went from less is more to more is not enough....more