Maybe We Speak Different Languages

Sometimes I think my toddler has selective hearing. I guess this is what being two-and-a-half means. She hears what I'm saying but doesn't care. She knows what I want her to do (or not to do), but thinks to herself, "Yeah, really don't care, Mom! ...more

A Breastfeeding Mother's Fear: Will My Baby Fail The Weight Check?

Butterflies in my stomach, inability to sleep.  Hope that I would make the grade, nerves that I would not. Anxiety about being blamed for something I was ignorant about. Trepidation about being judged, eager for praise, terrified of being ...more

You're a Great Mom

Credit: 4 Months Baby Feeling Happy photo by Shutterstock. Dear Momma Who Just Went Back to Work, ...more

10 Things I Didn't Expect From Motherhood

I read a slew of books during pregnancy. I loved finding out the size of my baby every week in relation to food/fruit dimension. I also had a book dedicated to “teach” parents about the first few years of toddlerhood. And here I am. Two years and ...more

You Can Survive the Weekend. I Promise.

Those first few days and weeks of your divorce are a most confusing and agonizing time. You are troubled by the process, the emotions, the finances, and of course, how to carry on with the rest of your life. However, probably the most dreaded of ...more

An Open Letter of Love to All Moms

Dear new mothers and soon-to-be-mothers and maybe even mothers who have been mothers for a long damn time, I’ve decided to write you all a letter based on things I’ve learned since becoming a mother. I have four children; the oldest is 10, and the youngest is 18 months old. Although I haven’t been a mother as long as many other mothers, I think I’ve earned a place to be able to share some advice that should help you not only be a better mother but perhaps will also bring you some inner peace....more
Very lovely! Great reminders about being judged and not judging. I will file away the part about ...more

The Comparison Trap: Why We Compare Our Children to Others

I work a few times a month at a non-profit dental clinic for children. Just last week, I saw a sweet 13-month-old boy who could already say about 20 words. That's more than my own son who is almost two. When I came home, I was telling my husband about this little boy, when he stopped me mid-sentence and asked, "Why do you keep doing that? You're always comparing." ...more

Celebrating the Mother Figures in My Life

I was lucky to have many mother figures present in my life when I was little. Each of these phenomenal women helped to make me the mother I am today. ...more

things of the moment

The weather outside seems perfect for too much coffee, a book read cover to cover, and some DVR catchup, maybe possibly with a side of thin mints. ...more

An Open Letter of Love to All Moms

Dear new mothers and soon-to-be-mothers and maybe even mothers who have been mothers for a long damn time, I’ve decided to write you all a letter based on things I’ve learned since becoming a mother. I have four children; the oldest is 10, and the youngest is 18 months old. Although I haven’t been a mother as long as many other mothers, I think I’ve earned a place to be able to share some advice that should help you not only be a better mother but perhaps will also bring you some inner peace....more
Very lovely! Great reminders about being judged and not judging. I will file away the part about ...more

If I could have time in a bottle..........

I've definitely seen the progression of how when you bring home your first baby - you are so worried about everything (maybe not all moms - but I sure was). ...more

All Over Again.

It’s all over, again. Every year, the experience of bringing a LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show to the stage in Chicago seems to fly by with more speed. On Sunday, our fourth show took place at the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre and, while it was about ninety-five minutes long, it seemed more like ten ....more

World's Toughest Moments {Sponsored}

These two pictures make me laugh. The first is me trying to get a sweet picture of Rhett and of course, he uses the opportunity to spit up. The second was taken at church ....more

anniversary trip

our favorite weekend plans around here are NO weekend plans, but every once in awhile we get away. last weekend we escaped for our annual anniversary trip. i started saving up babysitting grandma time in the fall and hoard and hoard so i don't feel too...more

What the Future Holds

14 years ago my husband I said "I Do". I look at pictures and think "We were only babies!"...more

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Back when I posted my Super Soft Sugar Cookie's recipe, I had intended to follow it up with my Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting recipe, but life got in the way and things got busy, and then before I knew it, I had totally forgotten about it! But it dawned on me today that I never posted it, so I set out to right that wrong! Cream Cheese Buttercream FrostingSource: JennaBlogs.comUse on: Super Soft Sugar Cookies1 8oz package of cream cheese, at room temp2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp1 lb powdered sugar1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extractMilk, if neededFood coloring, if desiredUsing a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and butter ....more

Every So Often I Do This Thing...

Every so often I do this thing called spazzing out.  It's really easy to do when you're at home constantly running around in circles.  I try to live by the tips I give but I'll admit, it's difficult.  Today as I ran around doing my daily chores and thinking of what I was going to yell at my husband about when he got home, (Lol)(not really) I realized that I hadn't had a moment to do some things I needed to get done.  I still have to submit my complete admissions package to the Grad school committee.  I haven't finished my latest blog post....more

About Me

My name is Mo and I am a mom. Not just a mom, but a mom four times over. Not just a mom four times over, but a mom raising kids with disabilities. Have I mentioned that my kids range in age from 14 to 2? Have I mentioned that my family recently moved from the Pacific Northwest to the middle of the country? I haven't?...more