Saturday, September 25

Tag: mom struggles

Remove the fence
Real Life

Remove the fence

I have sat in this exact place hundreds of times over the last 5 years. But this is the first time I have truly been able to enjoy the view. My daughter Kennedy just turned 5 and over the last few months has become quite the little fish. Even though our pool is screened in to keep the bugs and strangers out, we also always had a fence around the pool for added safety. My husband pressure washed the patio this past weekend and hasn’t put the gate back up. Typically when she swims my view is blocked by a screen gate. Opened in one spot to allow her in but never allowing me a truly clear view. Anyways it has me thinking, what safety nets, or safety gates, or safety walls do we have built up around ourselves that stops us from seeing the true value or beauty or reality of a si
I Let Myself Down Today
Lifestyle, Real Life

I Let Myself Down Today

Today I let my anger get the best of me. When faced with the opportunity to rise above, I chose to sink. The saying is that we can't control other peoples behaviors or how they treat us, we can only control our reactions. What if the person poking and prodding is your spouse? Parent, sibling or someone else close to you? Someone who knows just what to say that will get you to loose your mind. I don't feel like I'm crazy or hot tempered as I am often made out to be. But sometimes I just cant take the taunting and I react. Loose my crap... voice is raised, yelling ensues, things go flying and ultimately I make a fool of myself and give the other person the satisfaction of knowing that they succeeded in making me look crazy. I'm a mom of three and during the summer time my husband ru...