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Twelve Days of a Mom's Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year, but let's face it...as a Mom it is so stressful, busy, and chaotic! Today I was sitting by the fire, taking a look at my beautiful Christmas tree and noticed a few decorations that were not Mom approved. My kids had their own definitions of decorations, as most kids do!



Taking it in, I thought about the 12 Days of Christmas, and how different it might have been if written by an exhausted, stressed, sleep deprived Mom.
So, in honor to all the Mom's out there who are fighting back the tears and nervous break downs that come with making the season bright for your little ones, this is for you! 

On the first day of Christmas my two kids gave to me: A frisbee stuck in our Christmas Tree! On the second day of Christmas my two kids gave to me: Two muddy shoes and a frisbee stuck in our Christmas Tree! On the third day of Christmas my two kids gave to me: Three French Fries (with ketchup!), Two muddy shoes, and a frisbee stuck in our Christmas Tree! On the fourth…

Lies and Secrets Parents Tell

You know what I'm talking about.

The little lies that sneak up when you are exhausted, frustrated, and just plain had it with parenting!

The little secrets we keep just to grab a moment or two just for ourselves?
No? Just me? Oh. 
Well...
I'm coming clean!

Ok, maybe not completely clean. A woman has to keep some secrets, right?!
Here they are in all their glory (in no particular order!)

My secrets, lies, and half truths that have saved my sanity at times!


"The __________ is closed today."


Now, I've used this one just recently!
We are at my sister's for the 4th of July fixing to head home just after sunset. Chad was just begging to go to the beach to see the fireworks, which we had done in the past.
Fireworks on the beach in South Mississippi is wonderful, however, you better get there 4 hours ahead of time to grab a parking space! So, without skipping a beat I told him, the beach was closed. Not being too sure if a tantrum was headed our way, I quickly appointed h…