Motherhood ... It's a doozy, isn't it? September 13 2018

Hi 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.)

Look at it!  Isn’t it the perfect MOM TANK?!  This tank is on pre order right now at NBT Threads.

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!

13. Fatigued & Fabulous #momlife Tee @nbtthreads

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Couldn’t say it any better! Moms are always fabulously tired..
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This Whole Mommy Thing:

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 me".

I stumbled upon NBT Threads through Instagram when I was pregnant with Jackson. I had seen them featured on another page and they had a shirt design that said "Mom Boss, Mama Bear, Ah-mazin Wifey & Gorgeous Hair #howdoesshedoit".
I'm still kicking myself for not ordering it before it was gone.
NBT Threads has since become one of my favorite small apparel businesses. Designing Magical Wishes shirts for the whole family (PERFECT for a Disney trip!), they've got other collections of rad items for everyone, too. 
My current favorite is their superhero themed tees and tanks. I have the women's tank and I call it the ultimate boy-mom shirt! They also recently did a Star Wars themed collection that may need to find it's way into my home....
Recently featured in this BuzzFeed article, 20 All Too Real Shirts Moms Need In Their Lives, it's evident I'm not the only mama who majorly loves NBT Threads. This is a business that creates quintessential apparel for the family. And if you don't own at least one of their items yet, I'd be willing to bet that something from their site ends up in your closet (or your kids closet) soon.
NBT Threads has also been generous enough to offer an exclusive discount for This Whole Mommy Thing readers! Just enter this code at checkout for 15% off :)

You can check out NBT Threads on their website, Instagram and Facebook. Oh, and?!? They send a little bag of baby gummy bears with every order. Rad :)
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Coffee, carpool, cocktails, repeat.

Sneak-Peak September 01 2014

Hi Friends,

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!

Live, Life...Happy.


The Next Big Thing August 11 2014

Hi Friends,

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

Live, Life...Happy.