Category Archives: The Mom Pages

Going through old photographs

I’m going through old photographs and I’m finding a few really fantastic gems, including these two. How is it that these two kids look SO little here and also exactly the same as now? It’s the eyes. They have the exact same look in their eyes all day long. Pratt, mischievous but loving and Lusi, deep, […]

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Moms, we do not have the hardest job in the world

Being a stay at home mother is hard. And sometimes you don’t want to do it. Sometimes you need “me” time. Sometimes you are so tired of the “hold me’s” and the constant touching, and the breakfasts lunches and dinners, the never ending to do list, and the worrying. OH the worrying!  Worrying you are doing […]

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Please stop telling me how admirable my job is

I hear a form of it often. It came from my husband’s peers and teachers at school, it comes from people at church, it comes from my husbands employees, it comes from online articles and bloggers. It comes from both men and women, from fellow stay at home moms, from mothers who work full time, from women […]

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I am not Mom

I am currently losing it. She is in her bedroom sobbing. He is shuffling around eating far too many tic-tacs because it’s keeping him quiet and occupied. I’m managing the budget wondering how next month is going to pan out, while the living room is disgusting (not just a mess but disgusting), chicken needs to […]

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The hard The good

So much hard going on and it feels like so little good. I know I’m surrounded by good, by love and abundance, full, silly, warmth, good company. How is it we can be consumed by the few hard and negative while the good shrinks into the corner? I surely can’t be the only one. So […]

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