turkey sandwiches with mustard

I feel numb. I think that’s the emotion that I can relate to most this year. It’s a kind of numb that is self-induced, in a way ....more

the worst mom ever who cares

Me last night. Do you think if I really didn’t care about you I would spend so much time getting after you about your homework? Huh? ...more

remember when

I’ve become the mom so caught up in the busy. So caught up in checking off the next thing on the list. Of mumbling okays and uh-huhs and not really looking ....more

i thought i was invincible

I thought I was invincible. I thought I had it all together and could stay on top of everything. I mean, after all, this was the week where I wasn’t behind on laundry and the crockpot was utilized and the kids weren’t late ....more

sometimes it is just good to laugh. #KevinCanWaitAt8

Please note: this is a sponsored post. To read my disclosure click here. And please know that I’m really really selective about these and ONLY will write for things I love and this is one of those things that made the awesome cut ....more

a real mom

Imagine. Imagine motherhood without judging. Without the fear of measuring up or doing enough or having it all or being this size or the kids doing everything or you not being exhausted ....more

someone told me

…that life was made of moments. I didn’t believe them. I worked hard to be the good mom instead ....more

to the mom who feels like she’s drowning

You are not alone. I just want you to know that before you read one more word. And if you can’t even read another word because it just feels like too much I want you to know that you will get through and that you, the one that is drowning in stuff and expectations, are […] The post to the mom who feels like she’s drowning appeared first on Finding Joy ....more

a good failing giving and yet enough mom

This morning after I dropped my kids off at school I drove home, pulled into my driveway and just sat in my van staring out the window wondering what in the world was going on in my life. I feel like I’m a good mom. Most of the times ....more

words about those vitamins, snacks, checklists, frozen meals, and all the other questions that make you go slightly crazy in motherhood.

I read this Facebook post about this mom spending 45 minutes attempting to determine what vitamins her kids needed and finding out she would spend upwards of a $100 on vitamins. Her post went viral. And rightfully so ....more