the fruit cup wars of motherhood

The other day I posted a silly video of me making a plea to fruit cup manufacturers about not filling the fruit cups to the tops with juice all the way because it makes a mess. You know. That mess ....more

dear mom who has had enough

So I’ll just tell you all that this is a morning where the tears are behind the eyes. It’s just life. Sometimes when it rains the flood gates open and it doesn’t even pour normally but appears to dump buckets on your head ....more

all i want is sleep

I don’t think before I had kids I understood the desiring sleep thing. Sleep. That beautiful elusive five letter thing of joy that doesn’t seem to exist much in motherhood ....more

what did you do all day?

The other day I drove back to school, in heavy falling snow, with a pair of worn out almost hole in the knee Columbia blue snow pants for my nine year old, Caleb. You see, it started snowing just as we were leaving for school and as we pulled up in that drop off line […] The post what did you do all day? appeared first on Finding Joy ....more

releasing the pressure of perfect

My alarm, that blasted thing on my iPhone, rang at 6:15 am. My kids can mimic the sound that it makes – perhaps because I tend to hit snooze again and again until the snooze cards run out. This morning, I rolled over, and thought to myself today is the day where I can only […] The post releasing the pressure of perfect appeared first on Finding Joy ....more

Ten Facts About When Moms Get Sick

So I might be just a wee bit under the weather. Now, when moms say they’re just a tad under the weather the rest of the world would be under the covers, begging for soup, and attempting to fight of intense chills while chugging a combo of Nyquil and Dayquil at appropriate hours. Okay ....more

on being a single mom

Sometimes I wish I could just talk freely about what it is like to be a single parent. I don’t like to. I like to hide, honestly, behind the cloak of busy ....more

i’m a good mom, right?

Tell me I’m not alone in wondering that. Tell me I’m not the only one who stands in the bathroom and looks in the mirror with tears in her eyes and has that moment of doubt and wonder and worry. I just want to be a good mom ....more

“the worry. . . no one understands the worry.”

That’s what nobody gets…....more

the most beautiful words ever spoken about moms

Just watch. But have some kleenex by you. Not just some, but a bunch ....more