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Mommy Mondays: An Embarassing "Private" Moment

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Moms who blog know that there are no truly private moments, much to the angst of our spouses and partners. They may wish for privacy , but "privacy" is like the holy grail. Mommy bloggers have heard about it, but they've never seen it. Today I have no secrets. As I type this post I smell the faint smell of poop coming from my foot... This evening we had an incident.  The toddler has been under the weather for several days. She has been cranky and has had a low grade fever . As her over-protective mother I have been concerned and I have been treating her symptoms with hugs, acetaminophen , and breast milk .  Historically, Andre and I have disagreed about my over-zealous pursuit of medical advice.  Accordingly, I have been exercising great restraint. I deserve a friggin' medal!  Normally, this illness would have driven me to seek "express care". By the grace of God , the toddler has been improving.  However, God failed to clearly communicate th

Mommy Mondays: Parenting Is Hard and Mistakes Happen

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Baby Mess: The results of our daughter spilling paint on the floor I think that anybody who has had the privilege of being a mother for longer than 2 seconds develops a great sense of compassion. Before becoming a mom I viewed mothers I saw with a harsh lens. I judged those in the store whose kids cried and begged for candy. I used to look down my nose at the mothers who took their kids out of the house with mismatched clothes.  And I definitely would have judged harshly the mom who was jogging in Seattle and lost control of her stroller and her baby was saved by a garbage man . I have been blessed that I have not had any accidents this extreme. I used to believe that was because of my great parenting skills . Now I realize that it has been the grace of God .