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All About Being a Millennial Mom!!!!!!

Being a mother has always been hard, but now, in the 21st century, us millennial moms are really out doing ourselves. We set the bar high! Because we want our kids to have the best, be the best, and receive the best.
To hell with just loving your kid and doing the best you can...that's the mark of a failure. You need to try harder. If you're a good mom, then you will make sure that your kids stay occupied and engaged with soccer and ballet, and socialization...but don't over-schedule them, and be sure to closely monitor their screen time.
It's also important to ensure that your kid is getting a balanced diet full of red meat, fruits, veggies, and probiotics. Milk isn't as good for them as we once thought, so take it easy on the chocolate shake shake.
Also, be sure to invest at least 5 of the 3 hours you actually see your offspring on weekdays, on extra academics... just school, is not enough. Our kids must do more, to be better!
Craft their projects, and always ke…

What Happened When I Took Away Screen Time

As I walked from my kids disgusting bedrooms ...into the messy living room... I became discouraged. I marched onward...into the kitchen ..flipping lights as I went.
I glanced at the dishes piled up. I felt the sticky on the floor. 
I just cleaned all of  this, I thought to myself.

I just freakin had this entire house clean 3 hours ago.   

I started to feel the angst bursting out from my inside my chest....my emotions were threatening to get the better of me. I clenched my teeth. The roaring sound in my ears came....you know that sound you hear when you're trying really hard not to cry. Crashing waves from inside my head. It had already been a rough week, and I was trying really hard to keep it together. 

Don't cry. Don't you flippin cry!!! I told myself. 

You did good today. Think of all you did... but it's never enough the other voice says. You can't seem to get it together. What's the problem... this isn't that hard.

There really are voices in our heads... get q…

Get Mad At Your Kids

So, I have some not-so "motherly" advice for you on this fine day. 

Get mad at your kids.

Tell them when they're brats.  Start when they're young too.  Don't put up with those fits.  Don't give in.  Don't make excuses for them. 

I know that some new moms reading this might think I'm a psycho.  I don't care. I give no craps if you approve this message or not.  😏

I was (USED TO BE) you

Love them.  Love the babies.  They need love. I thought.  They need to know I'm always here for them to help them work through any issues they might have.  They need nurturing and kindness and to know how special they are, and how happy they make me.   With great influences... the right love... and the right people, they will be wonderful children that turn into wonderful teens, that blossom into caring, wonderful adults....LOVE is the answer to all.

Yes?

No.

Not entirely true. 

Kids do need love.  They need to know you love them unconditionally.  They need …

Our Flexible "Routine" How I Juggle Working From Home, Homeschool, & Life

As homeschoolers, we enjoy the perks of being able to choose what we do, and when we do it.
If a fun opportunity comes up, and we don't do school that day...It's okay! If something throws me off track, and I need to handle it-- I do. If we decide to take a spontaneous vacation or lake day in the middle of the week, we can!  It's beautiful!

But this isn't how it has always been for us...

When we first started homeschooling, I struggled to find a rhythm. I was constantly reading blogs about homeschooling, and how others scheduled their time. I thought I needed a routine to stick to...and that all of our time should fit neatly into each day. I (desperately) tried to match how others were doing things, so that we could be "successful."  I was trying to make homeschool, like public school. It was the only idea I had of how to teach my children so that they could learn.
I can't tell you how many schedules I wrote out, typed out, and scribbled on marker boards.…

Love & War

I wish I had something simple to say. A blog post about a DIY project, or a funny story about my kids...
Sometimes, I wish I was more shallow, less feel-y, and didn't have the overwhelming need to express myself.

But then again, I don't wish that. Because that's not me. I'm outspoken to a fault. Not about what you do with your life, but about my own. My soul just has the need to share.

I'm starting a new chapter...

My marriage has ended. Love hurts.

Happy times are beautiful, and wonderful. But it's the hard times that build character, that mold and shape you...the low blows, the scary twists, and the uncertainty. It's in those times of chaos and falling apart, that I have found myself.

I don't have any regrets.
I was meant to learn these lessons.
I've been a quitter. I have done and said things that I'm not proud of. I've been the abused, and the abuser. There were times I was so lost, and I didn't even know who I was.
There were momen…