A List of Grievances From My Toddler (Happy Mother's Day)

 Dear Momma,I know Mother’s Day is coming up – you know – that made up holiday created to celebrate you.  You’re doing an adequate job and I’m sure dad will get you the flowers and yada yada yada – but I think this time is better spent reviewing my list of grievances. You should use this as an opportunity for some self-reflection. Just improve on these things and I think we’ll all have a more peaceful existence....more

Why Mother's Day Is Hard For Me

Mother's Day is a mixed-bag. It always has been. I imagine when I was a young child I didn't have any issues. I'm sure I made lovely, cutesy little things for my mother. As an adult though, I have been inconsistent with even recognizing Mother's Day as a day to celebrate my mother. I often am not entirely sure when it is. (Though that may be related more to me not paying attention to holidays much....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 5/11/14

I'm really do enjoy participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for.Every day, every week, I will continue to say thanks wherever my Higher Power might be lovingly watching and caring for me and my family.A few of the things I'm grateful for today are:...more

Mother's Day Brunch

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YOU RAISE ME UP - MOTHERS DAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWeVqw7CsIEWhat better song to greet the morning on this Mothers Day than the 12 Tenors - You Raise Me Up?  The lyrics say it all.  Wishing all mothers a happy joyous day.  You deserve it! Original Post @ onethousandandtwo...more

Happy Mother's Day to the Special Needs Mother

Happy Mother's Day to the Mother who may never have heard her child say "I love you". Happy Mother's Day for the mother who's child is physically incapable of buying a card, or who doesn't have the mental capacity to understand what today is about. Happy Mother's Day to the Mothers who won't get to relax and rest today, because they don't get to relax and rest ever. ...more

A Letter to the Mother of my Step Children

A Letter to the Mother of my Step Children I know I am not the perfect step-in parent for your children. I make mistakes. I misjudge. I get frustrated, confused, and conflicted. It's a tight wire balance of being too close and being too far. ...more
Love this! That lady (and those kids) are blessed to have a stepmom like you!more

A DIY Treat for Mom

One of the most special holidays in our hearts is Mother’s Day.  This is a day that we can celebrate our wonderful moms and have our kids shower us with love…we hope.  Here is a simple DIY recipe that any child can do, with a little help from dad, to surprise their mom on this love filled day. ...more

Mothers Who Fill the Bills

This is in honor of all the great moms that are here and those that have gone.  You have given us your best.  Your unconditional love and support is apparent even when you do not always agree with our actions....more

Sometimes Being A Mother Stinks

Yes, yes you did just read that right. ...more