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It’s The Small Things

April 10, 2017
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OK mamas, you’ll know what I’m talking about here.

You know those days when you just need five minutes to yourself? No, how about five HOURS? But you Just. Can’t. Seem. To. Get. Any

There are those days where you are at your wits’ end or you just need some peace and quiet to gather your thoughts. Those days where you start 15 tasks and complete none of them. The checklist person in me is losing their mind… secretly inside of course.

I’m starting to sympathize with the lady whose video went viral. You know the one, where she locked herself in the pantry to escape her quintuplets simply to eat a piece of candy in peace.

I’m over nine weeks in and I’m already feeling the pain. Sorta.

I’m the type of person who is used to getting things done on my time – how I want to and when I want to –  and the only thing getting in the way of completion was my own procrastination. Sigh, gone are the days.

Motherhood has come with all sorts of challenges – good ones, because I wouldn’t change a thing – but challenges nonetheless. It’s the most amazing, surreal experience of my life which I am immensely grateful for, but it’s also a daily struggle to enjoy just the small things, or simply even to get chores done. Painting my nails, watching some trashy reality TV, making a meal without being disturbed, wearing clean clothes for more than five minutes before it gets spit up on and sitting down to a meal with my spouse without having to get up 10 times to attend to baby.

The small things are really quite simple and precious, yet bring such joy to my life. My days are now filled with head-over-heels, madly-in-love-with-my-son moments that I will cherish forever, but equally want to scream at the top of my lungs because I can’t complete simple tasks until several hours (or days) later.

And for that, I am eternally grateful. But still secretly wish I could escape to an island for a week to recharge. ☺

 

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Mom Stuff Motherlucker Parenting

School Drama

We’re currently in the midst of preschool application/acceptance season. And it’s effing nuts. I’m too exhausted to get into the whole shitstorm of how it works but I have a lot to say about what the process does to us mentally. Listen up, preschool…

April 4, 2017
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Mom Stuff Motherlucker

The Post Baby Body – 6 weeks, My Ass

Snapping Back Isn’t Real When You Don’t Recognize Your Own Body. Three years ago, I decided to push myself physically for the first time. I trained and ran the LA Marathon and it was one of the most glorious experiences of my life. When…

April 3, 2017
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Mom Stuff Motherlucker

What Makes You You?

Ever heard the saying “happy wife, happy life?” It comes off trite, but I believe there’s some truth to it.  In many cases mothers, working or stay-home, are very much the heart of the home (don’t freak out, I am a feminist!). And as…

March 30, 2017
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Friends With Mom Benefits

Watching little kids make friends might just be the cutest and most heartbreaking thing in the world. Some are fearless, oblivious to the impending possibility of rejection. Others are tentative and shy, perhaps having been shunned before. Their intentions are rarely anything deeper than…

March 27, 2017
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Who Run The World? Moms!

I’ll be honest. I used to think girls were just whiners. And while I think some definitely are, I think it’s important to note that I am now a strict advocate for the power that exists inside of every single woman on this planet:…

March 23, 2017
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Ways To Make New Mom Friends

As a follow up to my last piece on how I found my Mommy Tribe, I’ve compiled a list of ways to find yours. Remember, it’s survival of the fittest, you gotta hit on the hottest mom in class first to make sure everyone…

March 21, 2017
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Dear Friends and Family

So your daughter in-law, best friend, daughter, son and/or sister just had their first baby.  Congrats to them!  Here are a few things for you to remember as the one that you love braves motherhood/fatherhood and forming her/his own family. Offer help, but don’t…

March 16, 2017
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Mom Stuff Motherlucker

No New Friends

So I’m gonna let you in on a little secret… My friends call me “slow to warm”, meaning I’m not all about new friends, and I take time to let people in. But once you’re in, I love you fiercely and forever. So having…

March 14, 2017
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Mom Stuff Motherlucker Parenting

When 2 + 1 = 5

One of the questions I asked my husband on our first date was “Do you want to have any more kids?” I know what you’re thinking. That’s a pretty risky thing to ask on a first date. But when you start dating a man…

March 13, 2017