9 Real Mom Fails

Recently, I’ve been thinking about all of the ‘mom fails’ I have committed. I’m sure you have your own list as well. These fails bring guilt into our lives and torment us day after day, causing us to wake up every morning with a new mission to be a “better mom.” We stress about things such as making sure our kids eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day, or reading 20 minutes with them every night. Don’t allow them to eat sweets and only use detergent specially made for kids’ clothes. But honestly, I think there are bigger problems, ‘real mom fails’ that we all should be aware of…

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Once I Learned to Forgive, I Set Myself Free

I met my father for the first time in 33 years. I was three when he left. Throughout the years, we connected via email with my brother’s help, and my dad would send birthday and Christmas cards, but that’s as personal as it got. So you can imagine my shock when I received an email telling me he was coming to see us. What? Why? I was confused.

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This is More Than I Signed Up For: How One Mom is Dealing with Crisis

The course of my life was constantly changing and I ended meeting the love of my life, who has now been my husband for 19 years. So when did the real crisis begin? When I gave birth to our first-born son who was a mere 1 lb. 15oz. Fast-forward nine weeks to when he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. This disability, throughout the milestones (or lack of), proved to be quite severe. Any mom of a special needs child understands the heartbreak, mourning, and readjustments that we go through when faced with having to raise these precious angels. Not to mention, the strain on marriage, finances, and our view of God.

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