Want Ad: Mom Seeks Compassion When Sick

Apr 18, 2014 by

30-year-old mother looking for compassion when sick. Prior to her having a baby, her husband helped her when she was sick, doing such things as going to the store when she needed medicine, giving back rubs and even making her light meals. Unfortunately, now that they have a toddler, the husband can’t seem to handle taking care of a baby and helping his wife when she’s sick. While the wife is not looking to be pampered and spoiled, a small amount of compassion and understanding would be beneficial for both her physical and mental health!

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How’s that for a modern age “Want Ad?”

Are you like me and can’t remember how many times you’ve been sick the first years of your child’s life? While people say it gets easier after the first year, I’m not sure how much longer I can take this. It is really frustrating, draining and exhausting. How many of you are going through this?

More “Me” Time

Apr 11, 2014 by

From play dates and grocery shopping to birthdays and family functions – throw being a working mother into the mix and you have a jam packed schedule. As we can easily get caught up in life’s demands, we usually fall short of making time for ourselves and enjoying what makes us smile.

For me, being able to strategically fit time in each day to do household chores allows me to have more free time on the weekends.

Below are some tips to help enjoy life just a little more!

- Try and do 30 minutes of housework or errands in the morning before work. From changing up the laundry to throwing a meal in the crock pot, do something during the morning that you would normally do in the evening.

Embracing Positive Thinking

Apr 4, 2014 by

A few days ago I was venting to someone who I look up to and told her that I felt stressed that we haven’t found a house yet. I told her that we have sixty days until we close on our current home to find our next house and that the pressure was starting to build up.

She told me that I needed to stay positive, to close my eyes and picture signing a contract, putting my hand out for the new house keys and popping the champaign bottle! I told her that she was crazy and that it wouldn’t happen, but that I would give it a try for her.

Not even two days later my wildest dream came true. We bought a house!

Why I Smile When the Babysitter Comes

Mar 28, 2014 by

I know there are many mothers who experience significant guilt when it comes to hiring a babysitter and I truly feel for them. I don’t know if they feel guilt because someone else is caring for their child or if they feel scared about leaving them, or both. Whatever the reason may be, I hope that one day they are able to put up an “off-duty” sign and enjoy some much-needed relaxation and peace.

Our babysitter comes over about once to twice a week for a few hours. During this time, my husband and I do things that we enjoy, either separately or together. From running outside, partaking in some retail therapy to getting a massage or just simply relaxing upstairs (how’s that for a momsfession?!), we do it all and enjoy time to ourselves.

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Confessions of a Working Mom

Mar 21, 2014 by

This past week CTWM founder Michelle Noehren’s blog post featured some very personal confessions that we all can relate to at some point in our lives. After reading it, I decided that my post for the week would be on the same topic, except with a focus on “mom confessions.” Please feel free to share some of your confessions with us as well.

- This week our daughter went to daycare with no shoes! It was quiet embarrassing.

- I told my husband that I “forgot” to make daycare lunches twice this week, when in reality I just didn’t have the energy. Luckily, he had no issues making them last minute.

- I lost my patience today after numerous tantrums by 8:00 a.m. and yelled pretty bad. I felt horrible after.

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