Self-care



Sometimes she actually takes a nap.
It’s cool if calling your toddler an asshole helps you make it through the day, there really is no judgement from me. Do what you gotta do to make it through all the irrationality without losing your mind. For me though, negativity is like a Jehovah's witness at the door, if I invite it in it camps out at my dining room table on repeat for what seems like an eternity in hell. It puts me in a super bad mood and ruins my entire day.

I won’t call my toddler an asshole




One of the only pictures I have of me and my mother. It was taken only a few weeks before she died.
For at least the past ten years Mother's Day has been very emotional for me. It's been at least that long since I've insincerely wished her a Happy Mother's day. I hated having to give a short explanation as to why I didn't get my mom anything for Mother's Day when people would ask. Because our relationship was complicated and could not be explained over small talk.

Remembering my imperfect mother on Mother’s Day


Photo Credit: A derivative of  I am Typing | CC BY-SA 2.0
There are benefits to blogging for everyone, but for parents blogging has certain benefits that can help us be better parents. I've always processed things through writing. I literally have a suitcase full of old journals from my teen years. Since my third child was born almost 21 months ago, I haven't really written much at all. I definitely haven't really blogged. In fact, one of the reasons I decided to start this blog was so that I could become a better parent. These are just a few of the benefits I hope to gain while writing this blog.

5 ways blogging can make you a better parent