How to Navigate Elementary School, But This Time As a MOM! 8 Things I wished I’d Known

My oldest daughter entered kindergarten, which meant for the first time I was a mom venturing into the new world of elementary school. I was excited and anxious for Thea, but what I didn’t realize was, how nervous I’d be for myself.

All of a sudden I was a little girl again trying to fit in. While Thea was trying to make friends in kindergarten, I was trying to make friends with their moms. It was tough. It seemed like all the other moms knew one another. I kept thinking to myself, how the heck does everyone know each other? Aren’t we all new to this thing?

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Sometimes, You Just Need to Laugh About it! Happy Mother’s Day

I can’t tell you how many times it’s made me feel better to hear other moms recount their crazy stories about their kids. There’s something about knowing that it’s not just me. I’m not alone; there are others going through the same crazy stuff. When I hear their stories I think, Me Too! Yes, Me Too!

It helps me keep a healthy perspective on life and motherhood. It lifts my soul in a way nothing else can.

So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share my recent crazy story with you in hopes you will have a “me too” moment as well.

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Pushing My Buttons

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3

“mommmyyyy, I’m eating roooocks.” Exclaimed Aven from the backseat of the van. All I could do was sigh, “Aven that’s enough”. Aven was baiting me again.

See, one day I decided to take the kids to McDonalds to run around in the play area. That was one of my go-to places when it was rainy outside and I needed to get out of the house. The cost was free and I could sit down and have a coffee while the kids played. It didn’t get much better than that.

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You Can’t do it Alone

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

I am a mom with three kids all under the age of six. People always say, “Wow, three kids, how do you do it? The truth is, I don’t. I fall flat on my face, embarrassingly too many times to count. One of these times was on a morning two summers ago.

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