Mommy Monday

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I’ve been in summer mode the past week–no major plans (sans the garage sale I had over the weekend; worst idea ever), no real schedule, and pretty much just doing whatever and hanging out with my tiny humans. That being said, my house has kind of been a pit lately.

I know that a lot of you have your kiddos home allllll day long now that school’s out and I’m sure your house will be pitted out soon as well. Which means we can ALL relate to this video from The Dad:

 

SO. TRUE.

Mommy Monday

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Happy Monday, Mommas! How was your Mother’s Day? Great? Awesome? Stressful? I have a feeling most of us woke to messy kitchens, clothes thrown all over the house, and a host of other chores that need to be done since we “took the day off” yesterday (<– that was sarcasm in case you didn’t pick up on that).

Need a little pick-me-up to help you get back in the groove? Take a minute to find a quiet spot (I know, what’s that?!) and watch this video! Then get back up and slay, Momma!

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! Let me tell ya, I don’t know if I have ever felt so ready for the weekend. This week has been insane. Huff the Tot had the stomach bug and this momma’s been scrubbing poo off the carpet for several days. I’m SO ready for Mother’s Day so I can kick back and relax!

Do I note a look of panic in your eyes? Did you forget this weekend is Mother’s Day?! Don’t worry! I’ve got your Mother’s Day gift guide for every type of mom!

 

For the mom who exudes rainbows and sparkles and also likes to power walk at the mall, grab her a pair of these unicorn sneakers from Think Geek!

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What about a mythical creature-loving momma who wants to display the latest novel she’s reading? Get her these a-DORK-able unicorn bookends from ModCloth!

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Is your mom basically a super hero? Show her how powerful she is with this Wonder Woman Funko figurine!

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Did your mom (or wife) raise all boys and live to tell the tale? Snag her this hilarious (and totally true!) tee!

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Does your mom even lift, bro? Dazzle her with this “Strong is Beautiful” necklace!

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Want to keep it simple? Show your madre what you really think of her in the best way possible:

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Happy fangirling and happy Mother’s Day!

Her’s Day Thursday

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On Her’s Day Thursday, I highlight incredible women. And guess what? Today, I’m highlighting YOU. Yep, you, momma! The hard-working, diaper changing, soccer uniform washing, tear wiping, teenage sound board that is YOU. You are amazing!

So many times in this journey of motherhood, we get wrapped up in the stress, worry, and hardship. We think we’re not good enough and spend our evenings before we fall asleep telling ourselves we should’ve been more patient, should’ve read that fifth book, or should’ve allowed our teen to go to that party. We think we’re doing a terrible job and wonder what our kids think of us.

Your kiddos love you exactly as you are, where you are. They don’t care if you didn’t make a Pinterest-worthy snack for after tee ball. They don’t even notice if you haven’t lost the baby weight. And let me tell you that they probably rejoice when you’re too tired to cook and opt for pizza instead.

Don’t believe me? Check out this inspiring video from Care.com:

 

See yourself the way your kids do!

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Motherhood is simultaneously full of so much joy and so much stress. It builds you up one minute and can break you back down the next.

I want to tell you, Momma, you’re enough. You’re more than enough. You are enough for your kids, your home, your husband, and your world. You are valued, you are loved, and you are amazing.

Still need more of a pep talk? Watch this, Momma, and be inspired and encouraged!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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As soon as I sat down to write this blog, my son ran up to me. “Momma! MOMMA!” I turn my head and see he is completely naked from the waist down. Oh, and what’s that on his tushie and legs?

Yeah, it was poop.

His dirty diaper was about five feet away.

I frantically grabbed him and kept him at arms length so I could get him cleaned before I started to clean the poop from the carpet. That’s basically life with a toddler. For a more in-depth look, just watch this Thriller parody by Vintage Marquee Lights…

 

Its pretty much like that.

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If you’ve got a little fan of Nature Cat in your house, you know that yesterday was Earth Day! It was crazy-hectic this weekend, so I didn’t get to talk with the kiddos about it. Luckily, they can’t read a calendar so we can celebrate today! Want to teach your kids about taking care of the earth? You’re in luck! I’ve found some great Earth Day activities!

“Stained Glass” Earth Suncatcher

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This project has little prep! Some clear contact paper and green and blue tissue paper and you’re all set!

 

DIY Crayons 

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We ALL have broken crayons somewhere in our house. Instead of tossing them, teach kids about recycling with this DIY project!

 

 

Milk Carton Bird Feeder

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Bird feeders are a great way to let your child show their creativity while also teaching about how, just because something may look like its ready for the bin, you can actually make something useful out of it!

 

God’s Creation Coloring Sheets

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Of course, the cornerstone of Earth Day should be that since God created the world, we should be good stewards of what has been given to us. These coloring sheets are a great way to help kiddos grasp the concept that God made everything so we should take care of it as an act of worship to Him!

 

Do you have any Earth Day activities you like to do with your brood? Share in the comments below!