Mom of 7
Being a mom is exhausting. You are surrounded by little people that NEED something from you at every turn. Each moment can be a learning or teaching experience, whether we are the student or the teacher. I wake up each morning with a list of expectations for the day, and each night I go to bed with an unfinished list. But I don’t let that stop me from getting up or getting too discouraged, because let’s face it, discouragement is a HUGE part of motherhood. I love my family and my role as a mom and I wouldn’t’ change it for the world.
With all that being said, let me introduce you to my family. First off I have two toddlers with my fiance’, a preteen daughter and a young man from my previous marriage, and three young adult men from my fiance’s previous marriage, one of which is engaged to a wonderful young lady who has a child. Wait? Seven kids and one grandchild? Seriously?! Yes, and I won’t apologize for being a mother for any of them. I love every single one of them as if they were my only ones. Each one of them can rely on me and I will be there without hesitation, despite the many negative people that feel their opinions are valid.
Discussing depression and discouragement is critical to the healthy psych of every mother. No one is perfect. WHAT?! That’s what I said, NO ONE is perfect. Even the mothers that seem to have everything put together tend to have a hair out of place somewhere. Being a mom is hard work. You have to know when to hold back, when to let go and when to be silent.
This blog is important to me because I feel as though so many moms suffer in silence unnecessarily. I wanted to create a place where all moms can voice the raw truths of motherhood. I want to change the way we look at not only ourselves, but the other moms we meet. This world is filled with enough hate that we should embrace our differences and learn from each other instead of judging and isolating one another. I love being a mom and I am so blessed to be surrounded by other wonderfully different moms that I can look up to.
Mom of 5
Who am I? I am a woman of many titles and responsibilities (as most moms are). I am first and foremost a Christian and strive to put God at the head of my life. I am by no means perfect, but I want to live a life shining God’s light for others to see Him through me.
I have been married since 2005 to a wonderful man! We have had our ups and downs but God has brought us through them, scars and all. I got married at age 20 and got pregnant right away. I have 5 kids, all boys! I have had 2 miscarriages along the way. Mom life is so exhausting and rewarding. We need to come together to build each other up in all our craziness.
I want to share things that have helped me and how I manage the real, raw everyday life. I will be writing about having a biracial marriage and kids, miscarriages, boy mom life, big family fun, depression, and more. I hope to be an encouragement to someone out there who feels like no one understands.
Mom of 1
I am a mother and a fiancé to a wonderful man to whom I could not do life without and to a beautiful little girl who stole my heart at the age of 17! Yes I said 17! I am currently 21 now and my little girl has hit the big number 3! I know people will read this and think oh she’s one of those girls that got pregnant as a teen, but I have accomplished a lot in the time of becoming a mother and if you so choose to stick with me then you will get to read about the accomplishments I have made and the hardships I have had to face. Although this won’t all be centered around being a teen mom, it’s a huge part of what made me, me!
There are many topics I want to write about and share such as; wanting to express the struggles I went through with teenage pregnancy, and the aftermath of battling an illness that made me anorexic; Anxiety, depression, insecurities, co parenting, and infertility, but the biggest thing would be the faith, hope, and strength I found in Jesus Christ as I walk through this journey of momhood that is so unpredictable!