I am a mom. First I was a daughter, then a student, then traveler, student again, a wife, and now a mom. A mom to two toddler babies 13 months apart with a bun in the oven. By August of this year I will have 3 kids under 2.5. Prayers and the names of some good mental health counsellers are appreciated.
I am from the south (of the US) but currently live in Australia with my husband and children. As an expat mom this means no free babysitting, no one to call when I’m near committing the shaken baby syndrome, and lots and lots of Skype. And while you can take the girl out of the country, you can’t take the country out of the girl. Though women around me are mums, I’m a mom. Australians don’t say “ma’am” or “sir”, but we sure do.
I’ve studied Criminology and Nonprofit Management, worked for a famous football player and taught English to Italians. I have lived on 3 continents and speak 3 languages, 4 if you count pig latin. Even though I sit at home in a t-shirt and running shorts most days now (not that I go running, mind you), I still thinking being a mom is the most exciting thing around. At least once a day my children do something that makes me say “this is one of the best moments of my life.” Honestly. Ask my husband. He’s just as nauseated by it as you are.
Look around here for many practical parenting tips, advice, wisdom and strategies for raisin’ your young’uns. But don’t just sit and read, try the tips out for yourself and report back. The test of the tip is the fruit produced. I’d love to hear what works for you. And I love hearing from readers who have questions or great tips themselves. I write about parenthood adventures, advice, philosophical moments of crises, and thoughts on the greatest thing around since diet coke and frozen Reese’s… motherhood.
“Direct your child onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” – King Solomon, Proverbs 22:6
A kiss from my family to yours….