Such a Blessed Mom

By now you probably know that I sometimes struggle with feeling like a bad mom.  This has improved a lot since I have started going to therapy.  It also helps to have supportive mom friends who are honest about their struggles.  I have also been trying to learn to have grace with myself.  It has […]

The Things We Do For Our Children

This afternoon, I played outside with M.J. for a little bit.  He didn’t want to play outside for very long because it was cold and windy.  While we were playing, I thought to myself, whenever I feel like a bad mom, I should remember that I often force myself to play with my son outside […]

No Secret to Parenting

Do you ever feel like have no idea what you’re doing as a parent?  Have you thought, hey, shouldn’t there have been a test before I took this baby home from the hospital?  Oh, good.  So glad I’m not the only one.  Everyone doubts their parenting sometimes.  No one has this parenting thing all figured […]

No Perfect Parents

The other day M.J. and I watched Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas and Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.  Both of these had an episode with Goofy and his son, Max.  Watching these reminded me we don’t need to be perfect to be good parents.  If you’ve watched anything with Goofy, you know he is clumsy […]

Intelligence and Empathy

Sometimes I wonder if I am a good mom.  Specifically when my kid is throwing a tantrum about something ridiculous.  Or when he hasn’t been listening to me all day.  When I have no idea how to get him to listen to me.  Sometimes I feel guilty because I don’t feel like dealing with him […]

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