Hey Mom – do you need a pick me up? What you need is a cheerleader! Since your kid is too busy playing in the toilet or coloring on the walls to tell you how awesome you are, I thought I would share with you your greatness. Be inspired. Smile. You rock. If wasn’t for you, a little human wouldn’t survive this crazy world.
Your days maybe long, and your nights maybe short – but know you are special and most importantly, NEEDED.
5 Inspirations for Moms Who Need a Pick Me Up!
1. Moms are Superheroes!
MOMS! Not all superheroes wear capes!
2. Good Moms Have Sticky Floors
Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens and happy kids.
3. Definition of Mother
Mother – One person who does the work of twenty for free (isnt’ that the truth!).
4. Motherhood Is…
Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong. – Donna Bell
5. What You Teach as a Mother
You are teaching your kids .
To appreciate a job well done
Circle of life
How to become an adult
Chin up moms. You are changing the world by raising the future. Your job is the most important job on this planet. Smile and laugh and remember God put you here for a reason.
Back to School – ALREADY? EEK! I guess so. My nephsons in Nashville start back to school August 1. Thankfully our kids don’t start until the end of August, so we have a wee bit more time to sleep in and enjoy the lazy days of summer.
Even though we have a month left until school start, I guess I should be getting back into the swing of things, you know like showering our kids regularly and making sure they have school clothes.
My friends at Plum District recently did a survey on moms and back to school. Here is what they found:
Moms Report – Back to School 101 Infographic
Are moms excited about their kids going back to school?
YES! 39% are excited 26% are relieved – I guess I fall into the 8% sad.
Do you plan to tuck a huggen note inot your kids’ bags or lunch?
57% say yes. Yes, I’m one of THOSE moms. And confession: I’m guilty of pre-printing notes ahead of time. My daughter reminds me when I don’t include a lunch note. “Mom, did you forget something.”
What first day of school tradition will you do this year?
I hate planning birthday parties. For real. What once was something that I looked forward to (hello first birthday and smash cake!) Now anytime I birthday is around the corner – I want to hide.
Mom Confession: I Hate Planning Birthday Parties.
Wow, hating birthday parties, really? Now that makes me sound like a chipper mom, right? It’s not the celebrating of my child that I hate, it’s the planning and tedious preparation that chaps my hide. (ps who says chaps my hide?)
Planning Birthday Parties is Painful
Planning birthday parties use to be fun to me. That lasted about the first 4 years of having kids. I really think I just went TOO overboard and spent way too much money on my first 2 kids their first years. I am a creative freak and I admit to getting WAY too wrapped up in the details, you know like creating chocolate molded sea shells for a beach themed party. Yep, that was the mom – I USE to be. Now, I just sound bitter and angry – ha, I really am not – except when it comes to planning birthday parties!
You think my pinterest addiction would have me all over creating magical birthdays for my kids. Well I make their birthdays magical, it’s just the blankity blank party that kills me.
The last few birthday parties with the exception of our 9-year old daughter, we’ve kept low-key including family and a few close friends. And even with that, there always seems to be some silly drama with schedules, or who to invite or where it’s at that causes unnecessary stress. All I want to do is celebrate my kid on their special day.
An unfortunate event is happening in exactly 2 weeks. Our baby Zeke is turning 1. The thought of this makes me a SAD PANDA. I am in complete denial of this baby milestone. And on top of that, I guess I should be planning his first birthday party – you know my favorite thing to do.
I guess the first birthday is a special one. I’m going to drink a peach daiquiri and attempt to throw something together. Thankfully the other kids don’t have birthdays until Spring!
Am I the Only One Who Hates Birthday Party Planning?