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Tag Archive: motherhood

Real Mom Talk: My First Mother’s Day Card
May 11, 2014 11:50 am | by

My first Mother Day card read “Happy Mother’s Day to a Wonderful Mother.”  My friend bought it for me when I was 33 weeks pregnant.  Reading the words “Wonderful Mother,” in a card addressed to me was very unnerving.  Mothers wore pearls. They were older and had their lives together.  And this wasn’t me. I wasn’t ready to be a mother (or so I thought) and definitely didn’t have anything together. The moment motherhood actually started to hit me was when I was sitting on the floor in a Walgreens bathroom, holding three positive pregnancy tests.  I took three just

Real Mom Talk: How Motherhood Changed Me
May 10, 2014 12:12 pm | by

I am a “young mom” so motherhood changed me drastically and probably before I was ready. When I became a mom, I was 18 years young. I had just graduated high school.  To say that we weren’t ready is kind of an understatement. But we did it and we made it. I will never forget that moment that baby A was handed to me. She had these beautiful big eyes that just looked at me with such wonder. That moment, I became a mother. I was responsible for another person’s life. It was up to me to feed her, clothe

Real Mom Talk: You’re One Good Mum
October 15, 2013 4:08 am | by

It happened to me again the other day. I was in a store with both my preschoolers and they were in yet another argument with each other and with me. Someone was accusing someone else of doing something that “I don’t wike, Mommy!!”. One was shrieking and the other was bawling. We had reached this point after a series of the “I want”s on each aisle, followed by long and involved sessions of “what is that, Mommy?”s. Worst of all, I had run out of snack I found myself begging and pleading “Just five more minutes, guys! I know you