Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saved By The Sitter

Someone recently asked me what I DO all day as a SAHM. 
I was very frank with my answer.  
I sit around on the couch eating bon bons, painting my toenails, and watching soaps. NATCH!
The truth is, I prefer chocolate chip cookies, I loathe doing my own toes (when I bend over I can see my baby fat rolls and the hint of a C-Section scar = EW!), and I don't think I've ever actually had the patience to sit through an entire daytime "story".
Enter reality... 
I get up at the crack of dawn (sometimes earlier), eat breakfast standing at the kitchen sink while shoveling lumpy oatmeal into my daughter's mouth, finish my breakfast while scooping Cheerios off the floor and tossing the leftovers into my own mouth, spend way too much time making the bed, sunscreening up, getting dressed, changing an oatmeal poop diaper, filling a sippy cup, brushing my teeth, trying to teach Mackenzie how to brush HER teeth...

Friday, June 17, 2011


I'm actually surprised that I've lived to update the blog this afternoon. 
Hurricane Mackenzie came through with epic force today. 
So much for TGIF -- more like TGI...WTF!?!?!
Someone really ought to make a greeting card for parents that says, "Oh yeah, Congratulations! Your kid turned 1.  You ain't seen nuthin yet."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Round Two

A Mommy Is Made has been on hiatus for a couple of weeks because someone decided to grow up and turn one.  Looking back on the past year I realize that although I've been through a lot, there's still a long road ahead.  There will be good days and bad, and motherhood is by far the hardest job in the world.  But it's also the most rewarding.
And while I hardly consider myself an expert on the subject, I've discovered that being a mom is all about rolling with the punches and growing with your child.
As Mackenzie starts her second year in the world, I'd like to reflect on all I've learned up to this point...