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I am THAT Mom!

Yes, I am THAT mom! The one wearing the soccer mom hat, shamelessly cheering her kids on at the soccer game. The one who took over 400 photos at the soccer game. Yes… I am THAT mom!

I posted the above photo to my Facebook page  realizing that I had in fact become THAT mom! The one we made fun of as we began to start our families. You know, the ones we swore that we would never become. I would be a cool mom, at least that’s what I thought.

The truth is.. I am THAT mom. The one who drives a mini van piled high with toys and sports gear and can’t even begin to remember what it was like to drive a four door sedan. I mean, who does that?

I am THAT mom. The one who meddles when her child gets assigned to an awful soccer coach and emails the sportsplex to have her changed to another coach. Why  yes, I did that. I am THAT mom!

I am THAT mom. The one who calls her 7yo’s teacher almost daily to get a progress report. The one, who reads nightly and makes her read out loud nightly because she’s struggling. I am that mom!

I am the one whose kids enjoy the drive through a little too much. WE are busy, and its easy sometimes. I am that mom!

I am THAT mom! I am the one who sits with her kids during sunday school, because it was the only way to get them to children’s church. You know what? It worked! I am THAT MOM!

I am the mom who cries every year on the first day of school! It doesn’t matter how many years we have been doing this, I am  THAT mom!

I am the mom who asks too many questions about her kid’s school day, because I need to know. I am THAT mom!

I am the mom who will let her kids argue a little too long, just to see if they can resolve it on their own. Perhaps I let those go on way too long. I am THAT mom.

I am the mom who forgot to leave the tooth fairy money under the pillow, and had to do a triple twirl gymnastic move to get it under the pillow while her kid was stretching , praying the whole time she didn’t see you just slide five dollars under the pillow. I am THAT mom.

I am a helicopter  mom, a free range mom, a working mom.  I am a super strict mom, and little too relaxed mom, sometimes a Pinterest mom, and embarrassing mom, a sharing too much mom. I am all of them. I am THAT mom. Shout out to all the  mommies with all the personalities and all the labels. May we wear them all well 🙂

 

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Every Day Mom Link up 2-21-16

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It’s Sunday, which means  new  week of linking up at the Every Day mom link up! I almost didn’t post this week but thought better of it. An old coworker  posted on FB about an incident at a local pet store. There was a man approaching families with kids, and asking to take their pictures with the puppies. he didn’t work there and didn’t buy anything. When he approached her family, she told him no but he asked again. This time she firmly said no pictures and he moved on. It is scary to think of what that man is going to do with those pictures. The ones where the parents let him take of their kids.

This incident has left me wondering about my blog and the fact that I am no longer comfortable sharing pictures of my kids here. So, I have decided to continue with the blog , but no longer share pictures of my children. It at this point is what I am comfortable with.

So.. Now that story is over, let’s begin the Link up! Add your link by clicking the blue from below and let’s have some fun!

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Every Day mom link up-2-14-16

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I hope everyone is enjoying their Valentine’s Day! The hubby gave me and the girls flowers and chocolates last night!  I may or may not have consumed an entire box of chocolates for dinner last night..

Valentine’s is always a special day for me. it was the day that my then boyfriend asked me to marry him. He bought hundreds of valentines, wrote on every one and filled them in a bag for me to open. Later that evening we rode in a horse carriage ride around downtown and then her proposed on the beach. We typically stay home on Valentines and enjoy diner at home, but I always think about that night.

Now on to the link up

Click on the blue frog and  add your link.

Read at least two other blog posts.

Check back at the end of the week for any last minute additions.

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Every Day mom Linkup 1-31-16

Evry day mom badge February is soon upon us. When did that happen? This week I have spent my time taking care of sick kids and completing homework assignments. Thank you to all who shared a post last week, there were some great ones! The theme seemed to be mommy needs some alone time. I feel the same way. I do not want to be touched non stop. Here are some of my favorite posts from last weeks link up!

thmb56a91fda32519Crumbs off the table gave us a funny post on potty training. Check it out and I promise you will laugh hysterically.

 

 

 

Sarah gave us a post titled I love you, now please stop touching me. I have to say I have been there and stay there almost daily. A girl needs her space. thmb56a55342b8e44

Now on to this weeks link up:

  1. Add your post by clicking on the blue frog
  2. Read at least two other blog posts
  3. Come back at the end of the week to read any last minute additions

 

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Every Day Mom Link up 1-24-15

 

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It’s Sunday and I do no know where the week has gone. This one is going to have to be short and sweet as we are busy taking down our Christmas decorations. yep you read that right. We are one of those people who have not taken their Christmas decorations down yet!

Thank you to everyone who joined the link up last week. Every post was shared on twitter,so hopefully you get a few extra readers!

Now on to this week’s link up!

  1. Click the blue frog to add your link

  2. Read at least two bloggers posts.

  3. Come back at the end of the week to read any last minute additions 🙂

 

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Every Day Mom Link up 1-17-15

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This week has been full of school assignments so I have not been on the blogosphere sorry about that, but I did finally read all of your posts this morning. The three year old has a fever so we spent much of this morning cuddling and now that he is napping, I can get this post up for you guys!

thmb569639ee987ebI really enjoyed this post by Charlie at Mum On a Mission. This is a situation I think we can all relate too.

 

 

Chaos seemed to be the theme this week and Whitney gave us a look into the messiness of thmb5692ec258dc96motherhood!  let’s just face it, we have all wanted to run away at some point.

thmb5692c2529b34aLastly, Autumn gave us a look into things that will not wake up her toddler. I laughed a little because sometimes a freight train could not wake up my little ones.

 

Thanks to everyone for sharing such awesome posts! Now on to tis week’s link up!

  1. Click on the blue frog to add your post
  2. Read at least two other blog posts
  3. Come back at the end of the week to enjoy any last minute additions

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Every Day Mom Link up 1-10-2016

 

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This week has been spent getting back into the school routine for me and the kids. I am taking two classes at once this semester and so far it seems manageable. I have been working on bits and pieces of homework each night after the kids go to bed, so far it is working out. The kids are glad to be back in school, but the 6yo has been falling asleep on the couch every night. She is exhausted. Hopefully this week will be a little better.

We had so any great posts this past week and I hope you all come back this week! There were 19 posts added to the link up which is awesome!

thmb5689af345da1aI really like this post by life, Kids and a glass of Red! I can relate to wishing for a tantrum free anything, check out her humorous post about Christmas Day! Click here to read her post 🙂

 

Another post I really enjoyed was van by the river’s post about her thmb56894c4b8ac8cdaughter going away to college. I just can’t even describe the emotions I felt while reading her post.  The thought of my three kids leaving for College just brings tears to my eyes, and I just can’t.. Click the here to read this great post 🙂

 

thmb568d712c1893eNext Mum on a mission gave us a wonderful post on the Joy’s of the New Year. I liked how she points out that everyone will go through ups and downs and brings her faith into the message. Check her post out, you will love it!

 

Now on to this weeks link up!

  1. Add your post using the inlinz form
  2. Read and comment on at least two blog posts that are not your own
  3. Remember to come back at the end of the week to read any last minute additions.  always have at least one 🙂