Motherhood ... It's a doozy, isn't it? September 13 2018Hi Mothers, let's chat and break this down. Who can agree with me that motherhood is a doozy? I mean, it's the most rewarding experience ever and it's truly such a blessing but it can also be so overwhelming and stressful and emotional. Today was one of those days for me. I was feeling overwhelmed with my own personal educational tasks that I am working on and then Mama Life just slapped me in the face and made the stress turn into guilt, sadness and just plane ugh! My 8 year old has been very challenging lately, I don't know any other way to put it but he's my oldest so I am learning this motherhood thing through him and as he gets older it's a new phase I have never experienced. Anyways, today I got a lot of 'back talk' and a lot of 'no's' and rolling of the eyes and huffs and puffs and basically I am going to blow your motherhood house down mama. And it's broke me, it made me just grumble. The thoughts of what did I do wrong? What did I not do? Did I do the right thing? Did I not give him enough attention. I just felt lost. Why could my own child, my best friend, the one who made me a mommy not respect me and say such hurtful things. My point here is that after this really rough day, lots of tears, lots of emotions, lots of yelling and arguing and feeling like CRAP, we both broke down and go down to some of the core of these issues. The moments we realize that motherhood is truly amazing and having kids is such a blessing and sometimes you have to hit that low to bounce back up. So I say to you, is motherhood a doozy? Yes, it is. Because it's amazing but it's also the most challenging thing I have ever done. It is hard to BALANCE motherhood, work, school and everything and give three little busy boys 100% attention 24/7. I was an only child I got all the attention and I was very independent. My kids want my attention 24/7 and need me, and want me around and want me to pick them up from school and want solo dates. And, I just feel like I am just never doing enough. But, when he cried and said I miss when it was just you and me and I want attention and of course I felt bad but I also, was so glad he communicated to me what he needed from me and how I can try to fix it. I don't know it's never easy and motherhood feels like I am in a circus marathon, it's chaotic, it's beautiful and it's a blessing. So ... moms Motherhood is a doozy and that is ok. We got this!! Never give up. Learn from your failures and grow but we are enough and we do it all and we have to give ourselves credit. amen.
Classic Hot Buttered Cheerios March 18, 2016 by Abby March 18 2016
*This post is not sponsored by any companies or persons. I love small business mompreners. We should support each other. Much Love!)
WHAT?! HOT BUTTERED CHEERIOS?! I had never heard of these until I Googled “Cheerio Recipes”. I was looking up Cheerio recipes because my super awesome cousin is sending me a belated birthday gift. (She better know that she didn’t have to do it.)
So being the complete weirdo that I am, I tried to find a cool recipe to honor my tank! LOL! That makes sense, right?!
Have I mentioned that, at the moment, I raise 2 toddlers in a fifth wheel travel trailer?
I lose my Cheerios… FROM TIME TO TIME. This is perfect for me.
Anyway Betty Crocker says to “Revisit the ‘80s with three new sweet and savory spins on Hot Buttered Cheerios, a classic throwback snack.” The link that is connected has three different versions of Hot Buttered Cheerios. We tried the classic version last night!
Classic Hot Buttered O’s Recipe
Stovetop method: Melt ¼ cup butter in a 10-inch skillet. Stir in 4 cups Cheerios; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until cereal is well coated. Sprinkle with salt.
We even used our cast iron skillet! You can see a helping hand in the picture!
THE VERDICT IS OUT: Hot Buttered Cheerios are GOOD!
My little ones really enjoyed this. It reminded me of popcorn, in a way. I definitely want to try the Mini Doughnut and Apple Pie Hot Buttered Cheerios!
Hang in there, MOM! Try not to lose your Cheerios today!
15 Tees For That #Momlife February 14 2016
Style in #momlife is hard, especially when you’re rocking spit up covered yoga pants and day old unbrushed teeth while munching on goldfish you’ve smuggled during nap time. Step up your #momlife wardrobe with ease wearing these amazing, comfy tees!
posted on Feb. 10, 2016, at 2:14 a.m.
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Couldn’t say it any better! Moms are always fabulously tired..
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This was another wonderful company I found via instagram. They have an amazing selection of geeky tees, Disney is well represented, as well as all around general awesome mom/dad/kiddo apparel. @nbtthreads
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This Whole Mommy Thing: www.thiswholemommything.com
There's always something to be said about a mama run business that creates loveable, wearable, super rad apparel for the entire family. There's even more to be said about the business when some of their tees include one that says "I'm a mom...beer me".
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Coffee, carpool, cocktails, repeat.posted on Jul. 22, 2015, at 2:06 p.m.
Sneak-Peak September 01 2014
We are getting the shop built and are excited to launch a sneak-peak today on Labor Day, as our littlest man cub has finally arrived and we are just smitten! Being a mom of 3 now is certainly a whole new adventure but everyday I try to be the best mom I can be in my 'mombie' state of mind...sleep is overrated right?! At least, that's what I have been telling myself. We are blessed to have welcomed our little guy on August 18th and look forward to launching the full site very soon, enjoy the sneak-peak today friends!
The Next Big Thing August 11 2014
Here's the scoop...this Mama is proud to bring you a newly designed and branded online store that has all of our amazing mom brands in one easy to use shop! We are so proud to partner with such inspirational and talented moms that have created unique, fresh and RAD apparel for your trendsetter Kidsters. As a mom of 3 boys (one bun in the oven) follow @swoonmyboys, I only believe in carrying the highest quality lines that I would put on my own kids. I want to also thank all of you that have supported me and allowed for me to continue on, into this new venture. NBT Threads is bringing you all the 'Next Big Thing' I'm a mom with moxie and believe in never-giving up. I have a passion for life and a passion for helping others. I live by this quote, “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.” -Vivian Greene