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My IUD was only good for 7 years. At 36 years old, and my sons being 7 and 12, I accepted that I wasn’t meant to have a little girl. All Mom’s want a little girl but, I decided to close the bakery for good. There would be no more buns baking in this oven. So, I went in June and I had a tubal. The removal of the IUD, of course, would put me back in the cycle stage. This was not something I looked forward to. In August and September, no cycle! I thought that I was one of those extremely rare cases when it wouldn’t come back. It turns out, October rolled around and I wasn’t so lucky. read the rest of this entry »
I wouldn’t say I am an unconventional Mom, but I definitely tend to do things that most parents would think is “so wrong”. Yes, on occasion, we eat ice cream for dinner because it’s fun! There is nothing wrong with being a friend and parent to your children as long as you know which needs to come first. I don’t want to be the parent that my children don’t want to tell everything to. (So far so good!) I don’t want to be that overbearing parent who has to take every moment of their lives seriously as if it’s life or death. I know which ones are important and which ones can be taken lightly. No, you don’t have to agree with which ones those are because that’s my choice as their mother.
Being a Mom definitely became harder in 2010 when I became a single Mom. I have learned a lot of things from the boys being home the majority of the time. Mainly, the little things don’t matter. House gets messy and organized, who cares, I was at the park playing baseball with them. Laundry piles up, who cares, as long as they have clean clothes to wear, I’m to busy playing board games with them. There is a difference between a messy home and a dirty home. Any normal family has a messy home but we know when it’s time to break out the bleach and attack the kitchen and bathroom.
Sometimes you just have to find those moments to yourself. Even if it is just for 5 minutes, to hear silence for a little bit. I will admit, I have done many things, as I am sure most of you have, to get that quiet. I have pretended to use the bathroom countless times just to be able to take a breath. I’ve had the kids hide and pretended to look for them while sitting on the couch. You know you have done them, don’t deny it. It doesn’t make you a bad parent, it makes you a PARENT.
On Monday, September 23rd at 9:30 ET/8:30 CT, CBS is premiering a new show called MOM. This show looks like it is going to be hysterical and so many Moms will be able to relate. I will be hanging out with the girls to watch this one!
MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. Christy is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when her recovering alcoholic mom Bonnie reappears, chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel; the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy; her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year old daughter, Violet; her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe; her irresponsible ex and Roscoe’s father, Baxter; and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke. Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction.
DISCLOSURE: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network, all opinions are my own.
I am officially 34! It feels the same as 33 did. Well, 32, 31 and 30 too. You get old, why stress over it? My son made me this picture while I was driving on Monday. No store bought gift could matter more than this one. I put it in our keepsake book. I want to remember 34 when I’m 64.
On a related note, Happy Birthday to my awesome friend Rebecca from Copper Brick Road!!!!!