100 Things Moms Can Stop Apologizing For

Ready? Here you go: 1. Having a messy house. 2 ....more

the two words moms should tell each other

Me too. The other day a friend of mine uttered those little and yet big and profound words to me after I told her about how I had this overwhelming and yet normal but for some reason yet crazy daunting day. Instead of coming up with the solution she simply whispered those two simple sweet […] The post the two words moms should tell each other appeared first on Finding Joy ....more

the happy mom pledge

Repeat after me. (and if you have little kids it might take a couple tries simply because you don’t get much quiet.) I will know that I make a difference....more

the mom days when the tears fall

On Tuesday I cried for I don’t know what reason why. Well, I busted the keyboard on the netbook computer that I saved up to buy my kids for Christmas. I mean, it’s a thing, yes, but I had saved and saved and saved and this was a huge thing for me to get for […] The post the mom days when the tears fall appeared first on Finding Joy ....more

why admitting it’s not always glitter, sunshine, and roses is an important message about motherhood

I received a comment this weekend asking me to change my message stating that it wasn’t good to endorse those days where we might stand in the closet and scream and to stop stating that it’s okay to have a bad day. It was in response to this post -> The Motherhood Days We Don’t […] The post why admitting it’s not always glitter, sunshine, and roses is an important message about motherhood appeared first on Finding Joy ....more

rethinking what makes a home

When I was young I would spend hours and hours and hours building these lego homes. I’d arrange the bricks just so and make staircases and bedrooms and dream about my home one day. There was a spot for everything ....more

15 SuperMom Resolutions

You know there isn’t just one Supermom, right? We’re all supermoms in our own awesome spectacular pull up our boot straps way. That’s the first resolution, by the way ....more

Some Real “Life isn’t Perfect” Mom Advice

When you become a mom it feels like all the answers are in a book, online, or from your mom. You’ll quickly discover that your child is the one percent child who doesn’t fit into any mold. You’ll also quickly discover that trying to fit any of your children into any type of molds is […] The post Some Real “Life isn’t Perfect” Mom Advice appeared first on Finding Joy ....more

12 Needed Habits for Busy Moms

We’re busy. Almost all the time. And in the busy it’s easy to just keep moving and moving and racing and running and moving again and living out of breath ....more

i forgot how to be the happy mom

The other day a friend of mine told me to have fun with my kids. I said in reply – I don’t know if I know how to do that anymore. Just typing that brings tears to my eyes ....more