Tag: acceptance

“I Cannot Say Okay Mommy”

Bedtime has come and gone.  Songs have been sung.  Pillows have been fluffed.  Blankets have been tucked in.  Kisses have been placed on foreheads.  The dog has received his last head pat.  Off to dreamland we go. Only we forgot something. “Mommy, what will Monday bring?” Our dear Sage needs to have a sense of “what’s

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Dancing with my Demons while Parenting

I am not October’s biggest fan.  I love fall.  I love the cool mornings, windows open all night, foliage, the crunch of leaves under my feet.  I enjoy running with less heat and humidity.  The kids play outside more.  We go outside and look at the stars every night before bed.  Everything starts smelling like pumpkins and apples. 

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My Journey Into Judgement Free Parenting

Alright. I’m just going to be honest here. When I was pregnant, I had it in the bag. IN THE BAG, PEOPLE. Like, get outta my way. I was gonna nail this mothering thing. Not in an in-your-face sorta way. But more of a I’m-up-for-the-challenge-and-I’m-gonna-do-it-right. (OK, maybe there was a little in-your-face going on.) This

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True Confession: I Revel in Your Imperfection

I love your dirty laundry, the dishes in your sink, the mud on your floor.  I love the lawn that hasn’t been mowed, the ice remaining on your driveway, the hair that is unkempt.  I recently received this text and picture from my spouse: We recently started dog-training with our foster-turned-adopted 6-year-old mutt, Challenger (Challie). 

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