Category: Life as a Mom

Hey Mom… you’re doing great

It’s been one of those days where everything is just a little bit south of OK. The girls have been yelling non-stop, the coffee ran out, the dogs are barking, the laundry is backed up, my husband is moody, the cat puked on my socks and if I hear “MOM!” just one more time….. As […]

Posted July 11, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 2 Comments

How I am Learning to Speak so my Children Listen

Post Updated: 06/21/2017 I’m learning a new way to talk to my children…(Post updated!) There are so many times that I struggle to get my children to listen to me. Let me be honest here, when I say ‘listen’ – what I really mean, ‘do as I ask’. All too often parents label it just […]

Posted April 11, 2017 by Heather in Children, Life as a Mom, Parenting / 8 Comments

Picking up OTHER people’s children.. triggers

Do you pick up OTHER people’s kids?   Triggers We all know we have triggers – moments or actions that inspire a primal and automatic reaction within us. It could be something like hitting or spitting, or even something as simple as a snarky tone and eye roll. We all have them, and we all […]

Posted March 27, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom / 3 Comments

Out sick, But I’ll be back soon

I have been sick for over two weeks, with the last week knocking me flat. My previous post, “A shout out to my children” mentioned it briefly, but this sickness has ravaged my entire household. All that said, I wanted to stop by and say that I will be back soon, honest. I’ll be back. […]

Posted March 18, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom / 0 Comments

Shout Out to My Children

A miracle happened in my house the other day. Not the angels singing kind – but close. My girls, at only 4 & 6, found a core of empathy and actually took care of ME. This is my shout out to my children. Our entire household has been swept up in a sickness so diabolical […]

Posted March 14, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom / 1 Comment

10 Things To Appreciate About Your Child Today

In the give and take world of parenting, frustrations and arguments happen – ones that often distract us from the joy of parenting and can leave us angry, distraught and engulfed in a cycle of “if only they would…”. Kids are pre-programmed to push our buttons, sometimes jamming them so hard that it inspires the […]

Posted March 10, 2017 by Heather in Children, Fun Stuff, Life as a Mom, Parenting / 1 Comment

Controlling the Hidden MOM Anger

  Mom Anger Before I became a mother, anger was an emotion I was familiar with, yet not overly burdened by. It appeared in my life and departed just as quickly, sometimes leaving scars yet often only gifting me with tiredness and a sense of indignation. I wasn’t an angry person, at least no more […]

Posted March 3, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 4 Comments

Finding ‘Me Time’ when you have NO time

It’s 5:30 in the morning and I stare at a computer screen, sleep still in my eyes and tiredness pulling at my bones. Sometimes I wonder if these early mornings are worth it – if losing those last few moments of rest really helps my sanity, or just ensures that I lose it a bit […]

Posted February 27, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom / 0 Comments