Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Good Mama Crown

Some days I don't feel like a very good mommy. Being a mother is a lot harder than it looks on the outside. In fact I think most people do their best parenting before then have kids. I know I did.

With my first child I was able to live up to my own crazy expectations. Reality hit when I had my second child. Now 5 children later I found that diapers could hold a lot more than I thought, that babies didn't need to be bathed everyday, and that I was not above bribing to get my children to do what I wanted them to. yes, I have been stripped of my good mama crown.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

When Mama Caves

Last night I went to the store hungry...with kids.....and a hubby. Each of those things is bad alone but when you combine them they well......make me end up with a Huge economy size box of Reese's Puff Cereal.
So this morning I got to lounge around on the couch while everyone ate HUGE bowls of the stuff. About an hour afterwards not only are my kids "starving" but they are now running and screaming throughout the house. Seriously?!?!?!?!
Sigh, when will I learn?????

Thursday, April 9, 2009


When you have 5 kids you know something is up when one of them gets quiet. Here is what I found DS#4 doing one afternoon.


I am not exactly sure why I started this blog. I guess I just wanted a piece of the blogsphere where I too could put my thoughts on marriage, motherhood, and faith. I am by no means an expert at well....anything. Yet, as a mother of 5 I am asked advice time and time again. Motherhood is hard and without encouragement it can feel like we are going to be buried in diapers, toys, and laundry forever. Hopefully, this blog will not only offer some encouragement to you but also give you something to laugh about.