Friday, November 8, 2013

The Judging Mom

"She forgot diapers?!  Who forgets diapers?!"

"Look at that baby with no socks on, whats wrong with that mother?!"

"That boy needs a haircut!"

"Dishes in the sink, toys all over?! What does she do all day?!"

"What is wrong with those kids, can't she keep them in her grocery cart instead of running all over the place??"

"She looked like she just rolled out of bed, she could've at least combed her hair this morning!"

"YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL!"  I'd be rich if I had a dollar every time I heard this one!

Heard of these?  Said of these? Thought of these?  Maybe even told the woman in the mirror a few of these?!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


This was a popular post on The Moms Diet Facebook Page so I felt it was important to post directly on this blog and share with more great moms out there. 
Thank you Ms. Donna Bell for acknowledging how perfect our imperfections are.  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The "Thankful" Mom

Book of Gratitude!

My awesome cousin, Jenny, years ago gave me a blank journal as a gift.  I still have it!  I labeled the first page, "Book of Gratitude!" and had the idea from reading and hearing a segment by Oprah (whether you are a fan or not, keep reading!)  and this segment talked about how journaling each day of what we are thankful for can impact your entire life.  Well, this impacted me enough to start journaling myself.  As I look back at what I was thankful for at that time, it brings back a ton of great memories, happy memories that I would've never remembered if it were not for this journal. Simple thoughts were written and great memories came up:
1. Laughed at lunch with friend Carolyn!
2. Walked to class and caught up with Monica!
3. Russ stopped over, we were all so glad to see him!
4. Mike invited us all out tonight!
5. Mom and Dad called, they rock!