I need my non-mom friends!

By Rachel Willis, Guest Writer “Hey,” I text my friend Katie. “Want to go to Beauty and the Beast with us Saturday at 4?” “I can’t,” she texts back, “I’m already seeing it tonight. Are we still on for Thursday, though?” “Definitely!” I reply, “We can pick you up around 6:30.” “See you then!” Do … [Read more…]

You don’t have to enjoy every second to be a Good Mom

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor of Mothering Beyond Expectations When my twins were babies, I was consistently bludgeoned with this advice by well-meaning people: “Enjoy every minute.” I hated this phrase…mostly because I was going through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. Just keeping up with the daily care of two … [Read more…]

I can’t build a foundation of Warm Fuzzies

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor of Mothering Beyond Expectations Most days I am positive that my family is the definition of dysfunctional. Last night, my toddler fell off a bench onto the hard tile TWICE (hello, bloody lip!) on my watch. My 8 year old had a meltdown because I made him practice a … [Read more…]

I’m afraid of being left behind

By Laura Wailes, Core Writer I wasn’t prepared for the emotional train wreck coming.  Usually, I know when it’s going to happen, but this time, though it had been building up over a period of days—maybe even weeks—I was completely caught off guard. We were just talking about ideas for a family vacation.  I suggested … [Read more…]