This will be one of the hardest articles that I have ever had to write, so please bear with me. I just spent about an hour researching what other parents have said in my situation. I received little comfort in knowing that others are feeling the pain that my family and I are currently enduring. This is not something you would want even your worst enemy to experience. August 24, 2019 our son Xavier William Patterson would have been 18 years old. By this day he would have changed his name to Xavier Patterson Elie. Our Young Elie. I say our son because even though I entered his life when he was just 7 years of age, I mothered him, giving him every ounce of my being since before he hit puberty. There were a lot of trials and tribulations, but at the end of it all I recognized and accepted that he needed me and I stepped up to the call for his need. What I am unsure of is if he knew how much I needed him too.
Let's get real and talk about this. Every mother that I have encountered has experienced it in some form or fashion and let's face it, it's one of the absolutely suckiest feelings out there. Its a feeling of inadequacy that makes me in particular feel like if I can't give them the time that they … Continue reading MOM GUILT
... ladies, we've been letting ourselves go a bit.
I am over it. As a mom, I don't want to look tired even though I am completely and utterly exhausted. I want my sweat to glisten with my two-face highlight not just look a hot sweaty mess with an oh no mom glow. I'm not even talking about sweating from the gym either, we are talking day to day toddler chase over here.
So us parents can find it hard to find time for one another when having little ones. Instead of holding your partner while in bed you are sleeping with a little co-creation foot in your mouth. How many times do you try to sneak your little one back into their own bed at night and in just 30min they climb right back in the bed with you?
Oh, the masters of cockblocking. Well, we have scowered to try and find creative fun sneaky ways to have adult fun with your partner....
Moms do not have the luxury of having a sick day, something will always be forgotten and something will always need to get done. We love our job though, it is one like no other. The show must go on as they say. Here are a few tips for stronger defenses.
Vitamin C is your friend take the supplement
Ginger, Lemon, Cayenne, Oil Of Oregano is a drink shot that I take at our favorite juice bar it keeps me right every time. If you have taken tequila you can take this for sure.
A diffuser of eucalyptus oil
Humidifier and/or steam showers are always a must.
We recently came across an article from the lovely Connie Deal. She has created a survival guide if you will for when the inevitable sick days come to pass and you are with the kids.
We are super excited to share with you a little gem that came across our desk. As recently read in another mom blog by @JessCarterHarris we are our kids first everything. A teacher is one of many on that very long list.
Education.com recently caught our eye. I remember having similar worksheets when growing up. I found them fun and interesting then and my little one does now.
How do you do it? I don't think I could ever be with someone who has a kid. You don't know what its like to really be a mom. Oh, wait I forgot you have two kids, well you know what I mean. Oh, you didn't actually birth that child, but you will know what I mean when you get your own. Your not my mother. My mom doesn't like you. Your overreacting, my kid loves you.
It is unfortunate that I have heard one if not all of these statements at some point in my care for my bonus child. The good, bad, and ugly have come out in parenting and giving the love needed to the child that I agreed to help raise. From extreme dealings with the birth mom and her family to arguments on the way he should be raised within my own family a lot of prayers and yes therapy was needed. Having your own child then turns things upside down mentally for everyone and add our industry into the mix and you can create the perfect storm to a volcanic blow-up. But check this out!
How many of my busy moms really pay attention to the things that we are feeding our kids and said signs that may be posted outside the very place you are getting said food? I mean really stand there in the store and google the ingredients before purchasing. I encourage you to do so ASAP! Do this not just for your little one but for you too.
Okay, and we are back. So I see this a term acrylamide along with the general Proposition 65,
EVENT: Women In Entertainment Luncheon- The panelists and attendees were encouraging, motivating, and insightful. We were overjoyed when a few amazing moms came over to give their take on what its like to be a mom in the industry. These women are philanthropist, actors, hosts, entrepreneurs, entertainers, agents, managers, and moms. Listen to their words of motivation and inclusion. You are not alone dear mom dreamer. This is what Moms In The Industry is all about, finding a place where you can feel hope and motivated to accomplish your visions. We hope you feel just as inspired as we did from their words.
Post Partum Depression and Anxiety happens and it is so real. Veronica Campbell shares her story and experience with us and we could not be more thankful for her transparency.