Family

Keep It Simple

Sunday afternoon was peace and quiet loveliness for me. After weeks of rain we had a beautiful day of clear skies and sunshine. I went out back to just spend some time alone doing nothing. Suddenly I found myself taking off my shoes and socks rolling my jeans up to Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

MOB’s, Listen Up!

That little boy of mine, the one that used to beat on the front the door with his tiny little palm and chant, “outside, outside, outside” – yeah that one, he is over six feet tall now. The little dimples that have always winked at me when he smiles, still Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Got Courage & A Junk Drawer?

Today you can find my thoughts on being a Courageous Woman while staring submission right in the face over at MomLife Today. Here at Be The Mom…I want to share with you a sweet MOMent I had this morning…I was looking for something in my bedside table and pushed to Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Doing Laundry For Fun!

In Be The Mom I talk about doing chores together as a family and trying to make even chores an opportunity to bond and build relational equity with your children.  I suggest that it is wise to make doing things around the house more about the relationship and character building Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Mom Gut Check

“In a minute” she shot out in frustration never taking her eyes off of the iphone as she texted rapid fire. In front of her stood a little girl, I watched the little face contort as she hesitated and thoughtfully pleaded at her mother, with her heart…she then gave a Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Social Media Deaths Increasing

An alarming trend of loss and death continues to grow, leading to speculation that social media and media in general have become the fastest growing killers in America. The public reporting of mounting deaths has been kept under wraps for several years, but no longer can our society look the Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Is Your Child Overwhelmed?

In today’s competitive society adults are sometimes overwhelmed, unfortunately so are our children. Sometimes just getting daily school work done can leave children feeling stressed out because instead of doing their best they are striving to measure up to the kid sitting in the desk next to them. I remember Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Momfessions

Confession

Guilty. At the risk of sounding like a pathetic loser…well there you have it, I am a pathetic loser – so who am I kidding. I did the whole comparison thing. The whole, she’s got it better than me. It’s not fair. Whah, whah. What about me? I deserve that! Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Help! Random Aggravations

the crack that showed up this morning in my car windshield – what’s that? broken skateboard sticking out of the ground in my back yard – flower garden no less! the answer is always, “No, I don’t have any homework.” …how can that be? our hot tub full of cold Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Mom Rant!

Okay … if you do not enjoy hearing an otherwise level-headed mom share a little rant you may want to just sit this post out! Realize I’m just venting here, so please allow me to type for a while. Why am I the only person in this house who will Read more…

By Tracey, ago