Welcome to my world…

I am a frazzled mom.  I’m sure if you have kids then you have a pretty good idea of what it means to be a frazzled parent.  I am not the cool, calm, and collected person who shows up at the birthday party with the perfectly wrapped gift and clean-faced children who look as if dirt has never touched them.  Nope.  I am the one who shows up with the gift bag I managed to find in the back of the closet (because even though I remembered to get the gift yesterday, I forgot the birthday card and gift wrap) and kids, who I swear were clean when we left our home but somehow managed to end up with dried yogurt around their mouth and dripped down their shirt.  I am the one who shows up with one kid crying because he/she didn’t get to wear the shoes, pants, or shirt with the minions or princesses that they wanted.  I am the one who shows up with my hair in a ponytail, the barest of makeup, and a giant bag with the extra change of clothes, wipes, snacks (some which have been there past their expiration date) and water for the kids.

Some days I do pretty well at keeping everything and everyone moving along pretty well, and other days I completely flop.   I invite you to take a journey through motherhood with me as I attempt to organize my life and my family.  It’s not easy, I try take it one day at a time and with a LOT of coffee (and chocolate).  I’ve realized recently that taking it one day at a time is just not good enough anymore.  I need to do better.  So, check back each week as I share my mishaps and triumphs, my revelations and my concoctions which passed muster with the pickiest eater in the family – the one who thinks she is the boss of everyone – the littlest one and the loudest one – the daughter!

See you soon!

3 Replies to “Welcome to my world…”

  1. Love You Ellen!! This touches my ❤️ fully!! Absolutely can identify and what’s more I understand how you are feeling… I’m far from perfect, flop often and rarely can get myself together at times. What’s worse is I only have one daughter so I’m harder on my self.. Somehow I have tricked myself to believe there shouldn’t be any excuses. I’m beginning to see that even though I too can be frazzled and worry that I may not be doing a great job … I need relax, and continue to persevere!!

  2. Love You Ellen!! This touches my ❤️ fully!! Absolutely can identify and what’s more I understand how you are feeling… I’m far from perfect, flop often and rarely can get myself together at times. What’s worse is I only have one daughter so I’m harder on my self.. Somehow I have tricked myself to believe there shouldn’t be any excuses. I’m beginning to see that even though I too can be frazzled and worry that I may not be doing a great job … I need relax, and continue to persevere!!

    1. Thank you Sandra for the words of encouragement! And I agree, many times I worry too much about everything and whether I am doing the right thing.
      Hope to see you soon! Love, Ellen

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