Motherlucker

How to know if you’re a Motherlucker

June 14, 2016
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We don’t shy away from the shit stains on our shirts, we Instagram them.

We think postpartum, breastfeeding struggles, and the inevitable redefinition of self that comes with new motherhood needs community and support, not hushed tones or quiet looks.

We don’t care how you feed your baby; breast, bottle, or both. As long as they’re fed.

We think raising kind, curious, generous, resilient kids is something that takes work, like, a lot of it… and we want a sisterhood to do it with.

We think there’s more than one way to parent, and we want to know all our options before we choose what’s right for our kiddos and family.

We’re ok with getting it wrong sometimes, as long as we try our best and get it right where it counts.

We think your relationship needs as much effort as your parenting. Ok, maybe not as much.. but don’t forget about your partner, k?

We don’t all glow when we’re pregnant, some of us just sweat and hurt, and eat.ml_plane

We think it’s not only ok, but really important to still have your own interests and life.

We support and encourage each other, judging is for the Olympics (and assholes).

We think if someone gives you unsolicited parenting advice/judgment, you get to punch them in the face and walk away.

We think that every momma has her journey, and they don’t all have to be the same. Or even similar.

We think having a sense of humor about the ridiculous, gross shit our kids do is not only awesome but necessary.

 

Motherlucker Parenting

Kids Will Be Kids

August 16, 2017
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I have a confession to make – it doesn’t take a whole lot to ruffle my feathers.  As much as I long to be, I am not the kick your feet up, let you hair down, go with the flow kind of gal.  No, I am not.  It’s just not in my DNA.  I’m pretty high strung and my patience often runs thin.  Enter children.  The perfect storm of chaos, stress and a shitload of improvisation.  I feel like I yell at my kids….A LOT.  Some days, it’s because they are being total assholes and they deserve it.  Other days, they are just being funny, goofy, mistake-making kids and I need to seriously chill out!

Kids do a lot of silly, ridiculous, asinine things.  They make huge messes.  They make really dumb, impulsive choices.  They like to goof off and make you repeat yourself a bazillion times and take as long as possible to brush their teeth and put on their shoes.  They are easily distracted and crazy-full of energy!  They are KIDS.  And I have to remind myself of this – Every. Single. Day.  They are my kids – my sweet little humans who are full of love and joy and laughter and so, so much innocence. 

They don’t see a problem with twirling around in the kitchen while spilling milk all over the floor or dancing naked at the front door for all to see or sopping your bathroom floor with gallons of water while they play sharks and pirates in the tub.  They are oblivious and carefree – and I am envious!  They don’t get to be kids forever and I won’t get to witness this magic forever.  I need to remember that they are learning and they are pushing their boundaries and trying to figure out right from wrong.  It’s our job as parents to nurture and teach and set expectations, but sometimes, especially when they are little, we need to lower those expectations and then lower them again.

So, let them be silly.  Let them take 100 years to tell you a story.  Don’t cry over spilled milk.  Laugh a hell of a lot more.  Dance with them.  Some days, you’ve got to let them just BE.  Because they are your kiddos and the pure love and innocence they have now won’t last forever.  One day they will be grown and they will have to take on this big scary world as an adult.  And they will be ready because of all you have taught them, and they will rock it!  So, for now, don’t be too hard on them (or yourself) because life is short.  Childhood is the perfect time to slow down, have fun and let them teach you that it’s okay to make some mud pies and dance in the rain. 

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Food

Melon Madness

This Watermelon “pizza” recipe is one of my go-to summer snacks.  It’s an easy and fun way to get your kids to eat fruit and yogurt and takes advantage of the amazing summer fruit available. Decorating the pizza is also a kid-friendly activity that…

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Sometimes it’s hard to draw the line of over sharing. My kids aren’t old enough to run things by and I constantly struggle with the desire to help other moms without greatly embarrassing my babies. Potty training seems like one of those topics that…

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Food

This Sh** Is Bananas

  Finding healthy popsicles that have more then just sugar and food coloring can be challenging. These popsicles use frozen bananas as the base and are topped with dehydrated fruit and nuts with chia and hemps seeds snuck in for some extra nutrition. If…

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Mom Stuff Motherlucker

In The Thick Of It

In early May we welcomed our beautiful son. To my surprise, the transition in adding him to our family didn’t go as smooth as I thought it would. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been pushed mentally and physically to places I didn’t…

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It’s Not Your Fault

Many young girls dream of their wedding. Of their partner. Of the dress. I had one dream. To be a mom. I never pictured my wedding or prince charming. I imagined my kids. I named them. Often silly soap opera sounding names. I assumed,…

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Mom Advice Motherlucker

JOMO: The Joy Of Missing Out

“I’ll see you tomorrow at Jake’s birthday,” I casually commented to one of the moms after preschool last Friday. “Oh, I can’t be bothered to rush to the toy store to buy some stupid piece of plastic for a kid I hardly know and then plan my…

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All You Need Is Love

My husband and I will be married 10 years this October.  TEN years!!!  When I got married at the ripe age of 23, I thought marriage would definitely be “tough”, but mostly believed it would be full of sunshine, roses and glitter.  I must…

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