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The Unacceptable Lack of Acceptance That Mothers Aren’t Perfect

We should be worried mamas. The pressure, the constant stress, the emotional and mental burden we carry with us ALL…THE…TIME, it’s taking a toll. This wasn’t the post I planned to publish today. I was going to share with you some things I’ve learned over these past 8 weeks of blogging. But I spent this past weekend reading several articles that expose just how real our situation is becoming. First, this article from Oprah – The New Midlife Crisis – Why (and How) It’s Hitting Gen X Women…

11 Untold Truths About Motherhood

I’m now in my 10th year of motherhood. And I think it’s fair to say at this point that there were a few things missing from the books, classes, and support groups. Things that, if I had known about may have made me think a little harder about becoming a mother. So let’s just kick it off with a real doozey, shall we? Before becoming a mother, no one had the decency to tell me that my daughter would go through a sh*t-playing phase. Seriously, that’s some important information. It’s…

5 Signs You Might Be An Odd Mom

If you’ve found your way to the Odd Moms Club, I’m betting there are reasons you sometimes feel like you don’t fit in either. That is, of course, my story and the reason OMC was founded. But, I didn’t share with you in my first post why I feel this way. And ‘odd’ is not usually a word used to describe oneself, so why have I chosen to use it here? Meriam can help… The dictionary defines ‘odd’ as… Differing in nature from what is ordinary…

Why We Need a Safe Place for the “Odd Moms”

I’m a little odd…I’ll admit it. I’ve never really felt like I fit in. Even during childhood, I was always aware that I was someone who didn’t make friends easily, who didn’t feel comfortable in a crowd, who felt like the other kids were laughing at her. It might be because I’m an only child (thanks, mom, and dad), or maybe it’s just my personality. Regardless, these feelings have stayed with me into adulthood. Today, I am a 39-year-old woman. Professional career…