Not about Joy at all

not about joy at all

not about joy at allToday’s post is not about joy at all.

Imagine me dressed in all black (some leather), maybe with a bit too much mascara and black fingernails.  I’m sitting in a coffee shop, listening to grunge music and bad poetry.

Outside, the weather is cold and wet, the fog hangs heavy in the air.  It reflects my mood perfectly.

I’m planning on jumping on the back of some biker guy’s motorcycle and riding off into the fog, my long black hair streaming behind me. [Read more…]

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31 Days of Joy in Motherhood – Day 31

31 days of joy in motherhoodIt’s my very last official post in the 31 Days of Joy in Motherhood series.

Yesterday, I took some time to read back through the whole series as a single body of work. It was… interesting.

On the whole, I accomplished what I set out to do.  But… [Read more…]

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An Open Letter to the Worn out and Weary Mom

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dear weary mom - 31 days of joy in motherhood from thishappymom.comDear Worn Out and Weary Mom —

I know you’re out there.  I know you stumbled on my blog using google.  I see you, each and every day.   And you aren’t alone.

For over three months,  the second biggest search term that leads people to my blog is “weary, worn out mom.” I know you’re there, searching.

And I wanted to tell you [Read more…]

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So what’s the big deal about motherhood?

motherhood - 31 days of joy in motherhood from thishappymom.com

motherhood - 31 days of joy in motherhood from thishappymom.comMotherhood – 1. the state of being a mother; maternity. 2. the qualities or spirit of a mother

Not exactly a comprehensive definition.

Not exactly a job description that makes me excited to wake up and start being a mom.

Honestly, it kind of leaves me asking the question –

What’s the big deal about motherhood? [Read more…]

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