My Mother’s Appreciation Pitch

While I was rushing around trying to figure out what to get, last minute (I’m that mom) for teacher appreciate week, I thought to myself… wait a minute…teachers get a whole week where students are to show their appreciation.  Parents are even fortunate enough to get a sheet of paper outlining each themed day to…

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Just A Mom

My 4-year-old came up to me and asks, “Are you a mother or just a mom?” Whew girl, what a loaded question. If you have a kid under the age of five, you know about the questions.  I don’t even have to be specific when I say that because you’re already sipping your second luke-warm…

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I’m A Fraud

Maybe it’s because for most of my adolescence my peers managed to remind me of every single flaw I had.  Ones that I didn’t even realize were flaws but just differences that either I was able to choose or not.  Regardless, I was a magnet for those who figured out how to dress and to…

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Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Every morning starts about the same. The click of her doorknob, the soft padding of her toes across the floor and her scratchy voice whispering “It’s morning time!” We spend the next 20-30 minutes begging her to let us stay in bed “just a little bit longer” while she tells us random stories and insists…

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This Is A Fun Stage…

Up until this year, things were relatively easy.  Easy being a term I’m using QUITE loosely… but overall… I’ve only cried alone in my closet about 3 times.  I call that a success by any mom’s standards living in a 2-child household. But 4… I can already tell is a whole new ball game in…

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Unsolicited Advice With A Smile

I saw you mama.  I saw your unwashed hair and the dark circles under your eyes that matched the ones I carried just a few days ago.  I watched your toddler screeching, leaning over the side of your shopping cart insisting on a toy that you refused to buy.  Dad probably would have given in,…

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Momma’s Gonna Need A Minute

Every mom needs to laugh at herself from time to time, release those endorphins and feel the tension relax as the caffeine courses though her veins, and it’s much MUCH easier to do that when they know they’re not alone.  You’re not the only one wondering whether the brown stain on your shirt is poo…

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Motivation Monday!

Today wanted to be bright and sunny – it really did.  It’s even, quite literally BRIGHT AND SUNNY!  I opened the window, watched the imaginary birds flit from flower to flower singing tunes similar to the ones in Disney movies – we will be going for a run, but I need it to warm up…

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Another Year Gone, Bye!

When I started this blog, I wanted a name that would be memorable and meaningful.  I wanted something that truly touched on who I am, what I’d like to represent and what is important to me and my brand so to speak.  I landed on JourneyLust and something about that name has been a constant…

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You’re More Enough Than You Think

If you’re reading this, you’re an adult now.  Hopefully a well-rounded, happy, successful and kind adult.  One that still comes back to mom and dad’s because something about my pot roast and chocolate chip cookies just comforts you during those especially adulty days.  Maybe you have kids of your own, maybe not.  Maybe you want…

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