About my motherhood journey

Motherhood is such a rollercoaster of an experience. Here’s a brief lowdown of my motherhood situation…I met my husband in February of 2011 and at this point in his life he had an 18 month old and a 3 year old. Needless to say, I have had the pleasure of being their “step mom” for just about 10 years now. I explain this briefly because you will find in my blogging that I refer to me having 5 children. My husband and I added 3 more of “ours” children to the bunch. In an “official” capacity, I have 2 step children and 3 biological children. But here’s the deal, I do not treat or parent my “step children” any different than my biological children. I have them on my mind 24/7, just as our “ours” children. Some people will take totally offense to me claiming the children as mine but that’s their choice. I do not try to take the place of their mother. I am simply, another mother for them. Some people will say “bonus children” or they will simply say “step children” but personally, when I hear either of those, I tend to think the children are secluded and treated differently than the other children. We are a whole, a TRIBE is what we call ourselves. I have 5 children, because I would lay my life on the life for them day in and day out. They are my world, my purpose for working so hard at life. They receive just as much love and attention as the three babies I grew inside me.If it bothers you, I’m happy to hear your point of view. If you are too “scared” to claim your steps as your own, I happy to shed light on that as well.Life as a mom is hard enough, let’s not make it more complicated with labels.


From the blog

How Quickly We Forget…

Shoutout to all you rockstar mama’s who are in the thick of it right now with a newbie.  My “baby” is 3.5 now and I CAN NOT believe how quickly I forgot how difficult it is to do anything with a new baby. Here I am yesterday…My friend needed help to watch her son, she…

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How to Help Kids Deal with Distance Learning

Are you at the point of feeling completely helpless and lost with this whole, distance learning ordeal? You aren’t alone, I promise! Take a second and think back on what your childhood was like. Think of the time you were 5 or 10 or 15, what was your favorite thing to do during that stage…

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Being A Mom To A Boy

I am extremely fortunate to have 5 children, in addition to that, I’m blessed to have both boys and girls. There are such different relationships we develop with each. I love my girls and don’t get me wrong, we have a very special bond, but there’s just something about mommas and their boys. Its something…

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supporting each other If a mama is running late in the morning, just know she’s had a full day already. Murphy’s Law applies here, too: if it can go wrong, it will. And it probably has been going wrong since she first opened her eyes. If a mama’s house is messy, assume she picks up…

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Rules To Teach Your Daughter

1. Make your bed every day, even if it’s right before you get in it. 2. Don’t wear holey underwear…in case you’re in an accident and they cut your clothes off. 3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need. 4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash (some)…

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Rules To Teach Your Son

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.5. Request the late check-out.6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.8. Return…

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Asking For Help Is Not A Sign Of Failure

How many of us feel personal victimized by motherhood? Here I’m talking about the constant criticism we get day in and day out about how we aren’t doing it right, how we have to try harder, how we have to look a certain way, how our children should act, things we should and shouldn’t be…

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What Fuels The Engine?

Coffee, love & sunsets People often ask me, what keeps you going? You have 5 kids, a husband, multiple small business, a household to run, 45 different schedules to keep, etc. etc. In the simplest form of an answer it’s this. Coffee. is my best friend. I’ll drink it in the morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening,…

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Working out…What’s that??

The internal battle of a mother Being a mom is tough as crap. There I said it, and I’ll say it again and again. There are many other phrases that justify the job of motherhood, but right now, this is my go-to. The amount of pressure mothers are put under is absolutely ridiculous. In a…

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To the tired mama…

Mama remember: soothing, feeding, cradling, comforting your babies – IS WORK.⁣⁣We often feel we have that laundry list (literally laundry) of tasks that we must finish in order to feel “accomplished” and “adequate” as mothers. ⁣Somehow our most important job, raising our babies, has somehow become “not enough.”⁣That if you solely just do that throughout…

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Continuous Parenting – what’s that?

This is an interesting read for any parent feeling the burned out sensation. The world we live in is a lot different than the one our parents raised us in. Technology has made it possible for us to be in constant contact with our children, which triggers our brains to be “on duty” ALL THE…

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12 Phrases to use when talking to children

Talking to kids can come so easily. They have thoughts about everything and stories for miles. They see the world in a completely different light, and could ask enough questions to fill an afternoon. But sometimes finding the right words for talking to kids can be really, really challenging. When choosing how to respond to the…

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