• Being Mama

    Why The Grief Over A Cute Little Elf?

    We all hear the grumbles that grow in volume in the days after Thanksgiving. “It’s creepy” “It’s lazy parenting” “It’s so stupid” The Elf on the Shelf has a pretty bad reputation – especially among the houses without an elf on the shelf. If I’m being honest? I really don’t understand why. Our elf. Adam. Is the sweetest. When Isaiah was little that elf would do THE funniest little things. It seemed as if his goal was to bring more childhood laughter into our house. And who can complain about that?? As Isaiah has gotten older he does a little less, and sticks more to hiding in places that are…

  • Being Mama

    What is a mom?

    What is a mom? If you look up ‘mother’ and ‘mom’ you get definitions like this: The top definition on Urban Dictionary for Mom is: The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else.  Merriam Webster defines mother in a few ways: A female parent/woman in authority – Source, origin – Maternal tenderness or affection From where I stand, in my mom shoes, I feel very conflicted about the all too apparent difference in these two definitions. One is the origin of the word and the others is (basically) society’s expectation of me. My…

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