To my frequently visiting friends I must ask…”What do ya think?” Like my new diggs?

I am blessed to have a magnifico friend, Katie who somehow managed to decipher my ramblings and perfectly capture the “vision” for a new site that was floating around in my head! She put the most amazing finishing touches and functionality into my new and improved Mom Life Out Loud home!!! Thanks Katie … you are awesome!

I have had quite the banner day…my new site going live….and my teen son went with me this morning to run errands. Now I must confess that I hate, hate, hate, double hate running errands. Basically I try to see just how fast I can get them done so I can get back home. Well, son was noticing I was a bit tense and rushing quite a bit and he said to me, “Mom…you need to learn to chill out, like a surfer dude and just go with flow…ya know, just sort of hey dude, how’s it going. [his head was cocked back and his eyes half shut} Well, be like a surfer dude…minus the drugs…that would be bad.”

Point taken.

A couple errands later when he asked if we could just go out to eat since it was so close to lunchtime I said, “Sure, that sounds good, you pick the place.” (Surfer Dude MOMent #1.)

Then I explained that we had one last errand – a stop by the bank. We did that. As we were pulling out of the lot, fine young son said, “Hey Mom…let’s go see a move.” I thought, “Are you crazy we can’t just go see a movie, we have things we need to do at home.” I started to blurt that out of my mouth and suddenly, instead I said, “Hey, yeah, let’s just do it, right in the middle of the day…spontaneous movie going…just for the heck of it!” (Surfer Dude MOMent #2)

By the way, we saw Super 8 – it was VERY good, sort of like E.T. on steroids x 1,000 ! (There was far too much foul language and a couple scenes may be a bit scary and one scene bordered on gross…but all in all it was a great movie for my 15 year old son and me to see together!)

We got home and ate some ice cream … why not?! (Surfer Dude MOMent #3)

Then he played a video game while I got my bu-twar kicked by Jillian Michaels doing The 30 Day Shred … because in real life I am not a cool Surfer Dude who rides the waves using perfect balance… I am a mom who is fighting gravity.

But hey…I have a snazzy new site and I had a great day with my son…life is good – Woo Hoo!!

If you enjoyed this, please feel free to share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone


Encouraging others for Him. Author/Speaker, Be The Mom & LifeWay's Beautiful Mess Bible Study. Creator of MomLifeToday & MomLifeBootCamp. Devoted wife & fun-loving mom of two, living the simple life on a farm in central Kentucky.


Katie · June 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Thank you for the sweet words! I had fun doing it and I can’t wait to see where you go from here. Exciting things on the horizon for you my friend!

mona corwin · June 11, 2011 at 10:04 am

Love it when our kids help us “chill out”! Great piece that made me smile.

Jo Nagorka · June 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

I love your new site – what a sweet friend to help you! I am so glad you and your son had a fun day! Thanks for reminding us what’s really important! The errands would not be remembered, but the time with your son is priceless! Keep up the good work!

Laurie Moulton · June 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Your new site looks great! Congratulations!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Be The Mom

Your Phone Or Your Children?

I have written about the subject of spending intentional time with your kids for over a decade. Of recognizing that every moment counts and your children are like little sponges and will soak up what Read more…

Be The Mom

Momlife is TOO hard!

I have been remembering those days throughout my momlife where I wanted to escape. Where my biggest dream was the “mom fairy” bursting through my door and saying, “You are such a great mom, you Read more…

Be The Mom

My Son Is Ignoring Me!

I recently got an email from a mom (who asked to remain nameless) who shared that she was struggling in how to interact with her tween son who was rapidly loosing interest in his desire Read more…