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Namaste Your Way Through the Holidays

Aaaahhhh, the holidays! The food. The cheer. The gifts. The time with family. The STRESS! Is it just me or during the merriest time of the year, are mamas stressed to the max? Ok, back-to-school time is a close second; but, for us moms, the holidays bring more than revelry and merriment. We have gifts to buy, money to budget, elaborate meals to plan, in-laws to put up with, houses to keep clean, kids to keep happy, parties to attend, weight to manage, etc., etc., etc. Before you know it, a phenomenon I like to call &#8220…

Be In Their Lives Today

I’m learning more and more that as nice as it is to be present during the “big” moments in my daughter’s life, I also need to be just as present for the small, or even minute, moments…the quick hugs, the smiles we share, the silliness, the times she needs reassurance…all of these small moments will culminate into memories just as much as the big ones will. And I want her to remember that I was in her life…every day, today, and will be tomorrow. Love you munchkin &#8211…

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…

More Than Body Image – 6 Tips For Raising Mentally Strong, Self-Confident Daughters

How Do We Raise Our Daughters to Trust in Their Own Abilities, Qualities, and Judgment? Does it just happen naturally? As mothers, do we just give them a few compliments and hope for the best? Or, like most life skills, is it something we have to make a conscious effort to build? There have been many articles on how to raise confident daughters. Several, like this one featured by the Child Mind Institute, provide excellent guidance on how to help our daughters build their confidence based on what they can do, not on what they look like. Others offer concrete…

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OMC was Nominated for the 2017 Liebster Award!

Hollar! The Odd Moms Club has been nominated for the 2017 Liebster Award! What is the Liebster Award?  It’s an online award given to new bloggers from existing bloggers. It’s a way for the blogging community to recognize and support new bloggers. How cool is that?! In the short time I’ve been blogging, it’s been easy to see how much love and support the blogging community has for each other. And this award is a great example of that. Veteran bloggers recognize that there is space for everyone and everyone has their…

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…

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13 Times I Captured Pure Joy on My Daughter’s Face

One of my favorite things to do is look back through old photos. As the years go on, you tend to forget all the moments of happiness, joy, and love you’ve experienced. I have a ton of pics of my daughter, Kendall. Sprinkled throughout all those pics are numerous expressions. I love them all for different reasons. But the expression I gravitate to the most is her look of pure joy, probably because nine times out of ten she clams up when the camera comes out. Stinker…  🙂 Anyway, here are 13 very special moments I was lucky…