Be The Mom

Green Mom? Not good!

Being a mom is HARD. Forget “Calgon take me away” sometimes during the course of a typical week any mom (who’s honest) wants to stand up and scream, upon which blood vessels will strain, her body will begin to contort, her skin will turn green and a Hulk-like transformation occurs. 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
Be The Mom

May Madness Moms

Forget March Madness…for all moms, the madness is in May. I mean seriously…it’s like every school, church and civic organization tries to fit into the month of May whatever they did not manage to get done previously in the school calendar year. I don’t know whether I am coming or going. I have Read more…

By Tracey, ago
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Woman Thoughts vs. Mom Thoughts

Last week a friend of mine said to me, “I don’t know how to be happy.” That admission has caused me to pause and contemplate the reasoning behind such a shocking statement. It has also caused me to think about us moms and the issue of happiness. Before motherhood most 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

Photo Fun

Life seems to tick by so very slowly when I am living through the day before me. Life seems to be moving at warp speed when I bump into a box of old photos and sit, remember and smile. How did my sweet, fun, rambunctious children turn into teenagers already? Read more…

By Tracey, ago
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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
Family

Cleaning…aarrgghh!

OK, I admit it…I do not like to clean anymore. (My house that is!) In my younger days I was a bit of a clean freak, I would so enjoy some good scrubbing with a big bottle of bleach, some rags, a mop and a good deal of discretionary time. Read more…

By Tracey, ago