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Playing on repeat coz his lyrics are murder 💣🖤🔥🙌🏼💯
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I am a massive Eminem fan, he got me through times when I didn’t have an out, both him and 50Cent played a huge part in my life when I was growing up. Life savers. Absolute legends. Talented like no other. .
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#eminem #fan #alwayswillbe #lyricsaremurder #skilled #legend #beats #musicicon #rolemodel #rapgod #hiphop #winner #lifesaver #beastmode #lifesjourney #growingupishard #someonetolookupto #marshallmathers #champion #didntgiveup #hedidit
Playing on repeat coz his lyrics are murder 💣🖤🔥🙌🏼💯 . I am a massive Eminem fan, he got me through times when I didn’t have an out, both him and 50Cent played a huge part in my life when I was growing up. Life savers. Absolute legends. Talented like no other. . . . #eminem  #fan  #alwayswillbe  #lyricsaremurder  #skilled  #legend  #beats  #musicicon  #rolemodel  #rapgod  #hiphop  #winner  #lifesaver  #beastmode  #lifesjourney  #growingupishard  #someonetolookupto  #marshallmathers  #champion  #didntgiveup  #hedidit 
Trying to #selfie with a #toddler , or should I say #preschooler,  since #sloaneypants is too #cool for #naps or anything resembling rational thought at this point in her development. Good thing she has her 💜 moments. Parenting tiny humans is #hardwork 
#parenting #mom #momlife #goodthingtheyarecute #irrational #normalbutannoying #kids #letthembelittle #growingupishard #peacefulparenting #ishardshit
I still fall more and more in love with him even during a crying fit 😭 #messyhairdontcare #growingupishard #babyboyjaxgrey #myfirstborn #mybabyboy
Loved this quote so much that @christianmentalhealth shared, I put it on our bathroom mirror. Amen. May I truly learn this. . “You are not your best day. You are not your worst day. You are beloved .” -Aundi Kolber
Loved this quote so much that @christianmentalhealth shared, I put it on our bathroom mirror. Amen. May I truly learn this. . “You are not your best day. You are not your worst day. You are beloved .” -Aundi Kolber
My baby girl lost tooth #3 tonight!!!! I think I always get more nervous than her when pulling them because I don't want to hurt her but it went as planned and she's one happy girl because the tooth fairy is coming tonight!!! @aaronkausch
#laurensworld #babyteeth #mommawasnervous  #growingupishard #mommabear🐻 #strongwomenraisestrongdaughters
When you wake your kid up looking like a raccoon...😝 #wakeupkid #timetoriseandshine #growingupishard
" It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…"
Aldous Huxley.  It has to be said that Nell wasn’t in a sad mood here she was actually so happy and light but there have been very tough days for her which have been heartbreaking.  Thankfully life is a much happier place for her now but growing up is always a struggle.  I think this is very good advice!  #daughter #metamorphosis #mygirl #aldoushuxley #goodadvice  #growingupishard  #struggles
" It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…" Aldous Huxley. It has to be said that Nell wasn’t in a sad mood here she was actually so happy and light but there have been very tough days for her which have been heartbreaking. Thankfully life is a much happier place for her now but growing up is always a struggle. I think this is very good advice! #daughter  #metamorphosis  #mygirl  #aldoushuxley  #goodadvice  #growingupishard  #struggles 
I save my change because eventually I’ll have a lot of money. 
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#colorfulskys #toomanygoodpictures #modeling #oops #nightdrives #blue #growingupishard #beautiful #dock #sunset #untimatecollection #blessed #water
#MemoirLoveNot going #LIVE #exclusively on #WATTPAD Monday 9/17.
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Based on a true story - Memoir: Love, Not
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I don't care if you don't believe me. This is my story. .
I wouldn't blame you if you didn't. I mean, my own sister or anyone else I tell doesn't, so it wouldn't be anything new, but this is one hundred percent true. As true as I sit in this chair. As true as I scribble in this notebook, waiting to be seen at this free health clinic. .
I wish every day that it wasn't. I hate myself every day because it is. .
My life could have been different, but I chose wrong. I know that now. I'm reminded every single day. .
It's gone on for so long that I'm not sure how I can even stop it. The only thing I can think to do, hope to accomplish with writing it all down, is that someday, maybe, it will help you to know which fork in the road you should take. .
Maybe you won't end up like me. Maybe you will choose the right path.
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Maybe you'll have a chance at a life completely opposite of mine. .
I hope no one will ever live the life I have.
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#highschoollovestory #lovegames #abusiverelationship #puppylove #selfharmawareness #growingupishard #LindsayWrites lchamberlin.com
#MemoirLoveNot  going #LIVE  #exclusively  on #WATTPAD  Monday 9/17. 📚 Based on a true story - Memoir: Love, Not . I don't care if you don't believe me. This is my story. . I wouldn't blame you if you didn't. I mean, my own sister or anyone else I tell doesn't, so it wouldn't be anything new, but this is one hundred percent true. As true as I sit in this chair. As true as I scribble in this notebook, waiting to be seen at this free health clinic. . I wish every day that it wasn't. I hate myself every day because it is. . My life could have been different, but I chose wrong. I know that now. I'm reminded every single day. . It's gone on for so long that I'm not sure how I can even stop it. The only thing I can think to do, hope to accomplish with writing it all down, is that someday, maybe, it will help you to know which fork in the road you should take. . Maybe you won't end up like me. Maybe you will choose the right path. . Maybe you'll have a chance at a life completely opposite of mine. . I hope no one will ever live the life I have. . #highschoollovestory  #lovegames  #abusiverelationship  #puppylove  #selfharmawareness  #growingupishard  #LindsayWrites  lchamberlin.com
sad we aren’t playing hookie again today. Disneyland with my babes is way better than real life. #ryeebenezer #growingupishard #ilikeditbetterwhenwehadnoschool #sodidhe
I wish you strength to face challenges with confidence along with wisdom to choose your battles carefully. I wish you adventure on your journey in life and may you always stop to help someone along the way as there is nothing more humbling than to help someone in need. Mason, I hope you always listen to your heart and take risks carefully; with your eyes wide open and focused on the outcome. When I gave birth to you 11 years ago today I had no idea I could love someone as much as I do today! You didn’t come with any instructions, so, I have learned along the way that life can be very difficult and challenging, but there is always a way—God sees to it. You have taught me a lot about love, life, happiness, struggles, keeping promises, and about diesel trucks (LOL)! Keep your head up high and never forget how much mommy loves you! Happy birthday to my 11 year old little guy! Love you BIG, Masy! #11yearsoldtoday #birthdayboy #momandsonbond #myboy #happybirthday #growingupishard #timeslowdown #adayinhistory
I wish you strength to face challenges with confidence along with wisdom to choose your battles carefully. I wish you adventure on your journey in life and may you always stop to help someone along the way as there is nothing more humbling than to help someone in need. Mason, I hope you always listen to your heart and take risks carefully; with your eyes wide open and focused on the outcome. When I gave birth to you 11 years ago today I had no idea I could love someone as much as I do today! You didn’t come with any instructions, so, I have learned along the way that life can be very difficult and challenging, but there is always a way—God sees to it. You have taught me a lot about love, life, happiness, struggles, keeping promises, and about diesel trucks (LOL)! Keep your head up high and never forget how much mommy loves you! Happy birthday to my 11 year old little guy! Love you BIG, Masy! #11yearsoldtoday  #birthdayboy  #momandsonbond  #myboy  #happybirthday  #growingupishard  #timeslowdown  #adayinhistory 
Celebrating the anniversary of the day I got my fierce little babe💘 when I got a job at the cat shelter, my mom said “absolutely no more cats!”, aaand I brought one home less than ten days later while she was out of town🙈 it was an accidental temporary foster mom kind of thing... turned he has my heart and is mine now!😻 Little Wing, it’s been four years, and you sure have been a piece of work! But if I hadn’t heard that a couple thousand times in my life too, you wouldn’t be my kitty. You’re the sweetest, scariest, most skiddish, ranch loving, Georgia hating, tiniest head having, beard cuddling kitten this side of the Mississippi. You’re TRULY one of a kind. Fly on, Little Wing🤟🏼💫.
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#littlewing #catbirthday #superzoom #growingupishard #makemeproud #adoptdontshop🐾 #rescuecats #kittensofig #kittenlady #kittenlove #adoptacat #fostertoadopt #silvertabby #silvertabbycat #anxietyrelief #crazycatladyproblems #crazycatladyclub #catsareassholes #catsarelife #catsarelovee #catscatscats #kcmo #amputeelife #catsareeverything #felinefriends 😽😽
Celebrating the anniversary of the day I got my fierce little babe💘 when I got a job at the cat shelter, my mom said “absolutely no more cats!”, aaand I brought one home less than ten days later while she was out of town🙈 it was an accidental temporary foster mom kind of thing... turned he has my heart and is mine now!😻 Little Wing, it’s been four years, and you sure have been a piece of work! But if I hadn’t heard that a couple thousand times in my life too, you wouldn’t be my kitty. You’re the sweetest, scariest, most skiddish, ranch loving, Georgia hating, tiniest head having, beard cuddling kitten this side of the Mississippi. You’re TRULY one of a kind. Fly on, Little Wing🤟🏼💫. . . #littlewing  #catbirthday  #superzoom  #growingupishard  #makemeproud  #adoptdontshop 🐾 #rescuecats  #kittensofig  #kittenlady  #kittenlove  #adoptacat  #fostertoadopt  #silvertabby  #silvertabbycat  #anxietyrelief  #crazycatladyproblems  #crazycatladyclub  #catsareassholes  #catsarelife  #catsarelovee  #catscatscats  #kcmo  #amputeelife  #catsareeverything  #felinefriends  😽😽
Brady with your type of friends I would consider limiting enemies..just a little life advice from mom. #growingupishard #notefromschool #somelessonsarehard #dontstickfingersinmouths #antibiotics
Throwback thought - When I was a kid, I couldn’t swallow pills. I practiced with original m&ms, but always ended up unsuccessful. So, I wouldn’t take anything or would empty the caps and take the powder with juice.
Fast forward 20+ years, I take fish oil, magnesium supplements and probiotics in one handful.
Maybe it’s because as children we feel immortal and as adults we know we’re slowly dying so we do everything to keep living? Thoughts?
#throwback #tbt #throwbackthoughts #thursdaythoughts #supplements #vitamins #pills #keepinghealthy #livinglife #immoralvsmortal #fishoil #probiotics #magnesium #practicemakesperfect #weirdo #growingup #adults #kids #kidsvsadults #adulting #growingupishard #lifelessons #health #wellness
Throwback thought - When I was a kid, I couldn’t swallow pills. I practiced with original m&ms, but always ended up unsuccessful. So, I wouldn’t take anything or would empty the caps and take the powder with juice. Fast forward 20+ years, I take fish oil, magnesium supplements and probiotics in one handful. Maybe it’s because as children we feel immortal and as adults we know we’re slowly dying so we do everything to keep living? Thoughts? #throwback  #tbt  #throwbackthoughts  #thursdaythoughts  #supplements  #vitamins  #pills  #keepinghealthy  #livinglife  #immoralvsmortal  #fishoil  #probiotics  #magnesium  #practicemakesperfect  #weirdo  #growingup  #adults  #kids  #kidsvsadults  #adulting  #growingupishard  #lifelessons  #health  #wellness 
Belle’s world was crushed a little with being told she was ugly in middle school this week ....moments like these where she is shown that she is loved and adored means more then you will ever know @jenn_madill_hagen ♥️♥️#madillpac #amazingdanceteacher #belong #dancelife #growingupishard #dancingdivabelle #bellerose #beautifulsoul #empowergirls
Brb gonna go start up a support group for people that miss their dogs when they were puppies and scroll through old photos at 2am before they end up googling “puppies for adoption”
Brb gonna go start up a support group for people that miss their dogs when they were puppies and scroll through old photos at 2am before they end up googling “puppies for adoption”
I had to go to the vet today. I doubled my weight since two weeks ago (6lbs now!) but I had to get a shot. I’ve been crying all night because I forget it’s sore and try to climb and then it hurts. Mom has been giving me extra snuggles-so that helps 💕🐶🐾
#vet #growingupishard #growthspurt #sadpuppy #cavalier #ckcsofinstagram #ckcs #instadog #instapuppy #sleepypuppy
"Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected their own secret language of smiles, sniffs, sighs, gasps, winks and eye rolls.”
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📷@babyjaneprophoto 
@chelitomercado89 
One of my favorite clients to shoot now has the most adorable little sister! I cant wait to see them grow thru photos! #bestpartofmyjob 
#beautiful #pretty #sisters #sistersister #growingupishard #watchmegrow #vintageshoot #suitcase #oldschoolera #fortvancouver #vancouverwa #big sister #littlesister #camasphotographer #babyjaneprophoto #babyjanephotography
"Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected their own secret language of smiles, sniffs, sighs, gasps, winks and eye rolls.” . . . 📷@babyjaneprophoto @chelitomercado89 One of my favorite clients to shoot now has the most adorable little sister! I cant wait to see them grow thru photos! #bestpartofmyjob  #beautiful  #pretty  #sisters  #sistersister  #growingupishard  #watchmegrow  #vintageshoot  #suitcase  #oldschoolera  #fortvancouver  #vancouverwa  #big  sister #littlesister  #camasphotographer  #babyjaneprophoto  #babyjanephotography 
coward Bagel😂
삑삑이 닭 정복도 너무나 무서웠던것ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 뒷걸음질ㅋㅋ
넌 누구냐 ㅎㅎ애송이 중뽀시래기 시절 아... 아련아련 ㅋㅋㅋ
#sharpei #샤페이 #18months #growingupishard #험난한세상 #애송이 #쫄보 #사랑둥이 #댕댕이 #반려견 #ayearago #today
Growing up...I’m working on it. The older I get, the more I look back. I keep seeing that where we grow up and how we grow up shapes us in so many ways. I loved reading about how growing up around the mountains and canyons of northern Arizona inspired Chelsea Kavanagh’s artwork. Her art is geology and geometry on wood - “intricate landscapes on the one-of-a-kind canvas”. @anonmarie
< original aritcle by @_mackenziechase >
< poem published in @flaglive >
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#growingup #growinguptogether #dontwannagrowup #growingupsucks #growingupishard #growingupisoverrated #growingupisoptional #adultsarejustbigkids #adultsareboring #idiosyncrasies #freedom #sunburst #watchthesunset #adventurers #embraceit #paperpoem #paperpoems #paperpoetry #collagepoetry #paperart
Growing up...I’m working on it. The older I get, the more I look back. I keep seeing that where we grow up and how we grow up shapes us in so many ways. I loved reading about how growing up around the mountains and canyons of northern Arizona inspired Chelsea Kavanagh’s artwork. Her art is geology and geometry on wood - “intricate landscapes on the one-of-a-kind canvas”. @anonmarie < original aritcle by @_mackenziechase >< poem published in @flaglive > . . #growingup  #growinguptogether  #dontwannagrowup  #growingupsucks  #growingupishard  #growingupisoverrated  #growingupisoptional  #adultsarejustbigkids  #adultsareboring  #idiosyncrasies  #freedom  #sunburst  #watchthesunset  #adventurers  #embraceit  #paperpoem  #paperpoems  #paperpoetry  #collagepoetry  #paperart 
Had a hard conversation with my boy today as we sat in an empty parking lot. You see, kids don’t inherently understand that stores close. So when I said “No buddy, Chick-fil-A is closed today” he didn’t understand. So I drove over to show him the empty parking lot. This was his reaction. Me too, buddy. Me too. #chickfila #harshrealities #growingupishard @chickfila
Had a hard conversation with my boy today as we sat in an empty parking lot. You see, kids don’t inherently understand that stores close. So when I said “No buddy, Chick-fil-A is closed today” he didn’t understand. So I drove over to show him the empty parking lot. This was his reaction. Me too, buddy. Me too. #chickfila  #harshrealities  #growingupishard  @chickfila
I have decided to welcome a baby cactus as my new protégée. Otherwise plants are well too much responsibilities for me 🙈 #growingupishard #welcome #babycactus #toomuchpressure #londonlife 🌵 🌵 🌵
Missing our Emma today. Sometimes it feels like we are missing a limb without her here. But she is chasing her dreams. And we wouldn’t have it any other way! #loveyou #nycgirl #growingupishard
Missing our Emma today. Sometimes it feels like we are missing a limb without her here. But she is chasing her dreams. And we wouldn’t have it any other way! #loveyou  #nycgirl  #growingupishard 
But does he Drive the Bus??? Can't wait to read Mo Willems' newest Pigeon story and find out!!! #mowillems #ThePigeonRules #kidlit #humor #familystories #growingupishard #letthepigeondrivethebus
And it begins! 👣 😳 #firststeps #growingupishard #clubfootcutie #14months #rykerhilding @shelljonasen @rykerhilding
Leaving one of our babies at MI State one of the hardest things I had to do #soproud #gogreengowhite #growingupishard
Five-year-old Liz would really like adult Liz to buy these shoes. 🤷‍♀️#growingupishard #bruttimabuoni
But why though? 😫😭
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#imgrowingup #babiesgrowup #whydotheygrowup #whydotheygetbig #lovemybabies #kidshirts #toddlershirts #toddlerhood #childhood #growingup #growingupishard
200 flat.... last time i was here i was getting ready for a show.... these days im not about that life.... i just wanna be happy. Finally figured out what that means and its not about what i see in the mirror. #family #growingupishard #iseemyabs #keto #notketo #life #iamnotperfect #timetogrowup #manchild #ibarelylift
It's funny how somethings in your life changes for the better..Life throws rocks,you must catch it and throw it back!Grow with your situations!
#maturing #growingupishard #changeisanattitude #changeisgood #catchrocksthrowback #situation #changeiscoming #diffrentjourneys #newpath #gettingthere #throwback #curlyhair #redsquare #ivegotthis #bringit #agemeup #funny #changeforthebetter
#Repost @dennisabumgardner 😭
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Every parent has moments where you look at your child and think this is going by WAY too fast!! Zekey has always been a little apprehensive about venturing out into uncharted territory. In kindergarten, he cried on his first day of school (and every day for the first several months of school) trying to convince me to let him stay home. Today this brave kiddo, only teared up a little when we dropped him off at school this morning for his very first camping trip apart from family! I’ll be honest I was a little nervous about letting him go on the 3 day camping  trip with his 5th grade class because I haven’t gotten to know many of the parents or families from his new school. We prayed last night and talked about how new things are sometimes scary! Letting go and trusting God with your babies is hard, no matter how big they are! If you think of it, pray for this kiddo and this mama as we learn to let go and let God! #growingupishard #maemae #camperdman
#Repost  @dennisabumgardner 😭 ・・・ Every parent has moments where you look at your child and think this is going by WAY too fast!! Zekey has always been a little apprehensive about venturing out into uncharted territory. In kindergarten, he cried on his first day of school (and every day for the first several months of school) trying to convince me to let him stay home. Today this brave kiddo, only teared up a little when we dropped him off at school this morning for his very first camping trip apart from family! I’ll be honest I was a little nervous about letting him go on the 3 day camping trip with his 5th grade class because I haven’t gotten to know many of the parents or families from his new school. We prayed last night and talked about how new things are sometimes scary! Letting go and trusting God with your babies is hard, no matter how big they are! If you think of it, pray for this kiddo and this mama as we learn to let go and let God! #growingupishard  #maemae  #camperdman 
Every parent has moments where you look at your child and think this is going by WAY too fast!! Zekey has always been a little apprehensive about venturing out into uncharted territory. In kindergarten, he cried on his first day of school (and every day for the first several months of school) trying to convince me to let him stay home. Today this brave kiddo, only teared up a little when we dropped him off at school this morning for his very first camping trip apart from family! I’ll be honest I was a little nervous about letting him go on the 3 day camping  trip with his 5th grade class because I haven’t gotten to know many of the parents or families from his new school. We prayed last night and talked about how new things are sometimes scary! Letting go and trusting God with your babies is hard, no matter how big they are! If you think of it, pray for this kiddo and this mama as we learn to let go and let God! #growingupishard #maemae #camperdman
Every parent has moments where you look at your child and think this is going by WAY too fast!! Zekey has always been a little apprehensive about venturing out into uncharted territory. In kindergarten, he cried on his first day of school (and every day for the first several months of school) trying to convince me to let him stay home. Today this brave kiddo, only teared up a little when we dropped him off at school this morning for his very first camping trip apart from family! I’ll be honest I was a little nervous about letting him go on the 3 day camping trip with his 5th grade class because I haven’t gotten to know many of the parents or families from his new school. We prayed last night and talked about how new things are sometimes scary! Letting go and trusting God with your babies is hard, no matter how big they are! If you think of it, pray for this kiddo and this mama as we learn to let go and let God! #growingupishard  #maemae  #camperdman 
I don't mind if you can't hold me like you used to
Cause I've never hated myself more
But this is just a bump in the road and I promise I'm trying
 #cavetown #ipromiseimtrying #life #lyrics #b&w #blackandwhite #growingupishard #findingmyself #lifeadventure #adventureislife #neverstopexploring #photography #selflove #vancouver #vancity #lighthousepark #adventureawaits
Dear 5th grade.. please be gentle with our daughter. We are only five days into school and all of a sudden she is embarrassed by her book bag. She tells me, “Everyone has a new one Mom and I have had this one since the second grade. I don’t need to take it to school tomorrow. I don’t really need it.” 🤔 I haven’t been trained for these moments. I want to just say “suck it up buttercup” because it is an easy escape, but I know the fear of rejection all too well. How do I help her “do her” and learn that you don’t have to be like everyone else to be amazing.

So to cover the torn places we have added what I’m calling “unicorn fringe” and if there be any haters...watch yourselves this may be trending soon... 😆🦄🌈#fortheloveofadaughter #frugalmom #growingupishard #yesishedafewtears #5thgrade #unicornfringe #raisingdaughters #youdoyou #llbean #bookbags
Dear 5th grade.. please be gentle with our daughter. We are only five days into school and all of a sudden she is embarrassed by her book bag. She tells me, “Everyone has a new one Mom and I have had this one since the second grade. I don’t need to take it to school tomorrow. I don’t really need it.” 🤔 I haven’t been trained for these moments. I want to just say “suck it up buttercup” because it is an easy escape, but I know the fear of rejection all too well. How do I help her “do her” and learn that you don’t have to be like everyone else to be amazing. So to cover the torn places we have added what I’m calling “unicorn fringe” and if there be any haters...watch yourselves this may be trending soon... 😆🦄🌈#fortheloveofadaughter  #frugalmom  #growingupishard  #yesishedafewtears  #5thgrade  #unicornfringe  #raisingdaughters  #youdoyou  #llbean  #bookbags 
Some days just don’t go the way you have planned. 
Our morning started pretty crappy. 
Marshall ended up staying home from school.
The electricity went out. 
Since I work from home it is kinda hard to do what I need with no internet.
After a rough hour, a phone call to my mom, and a phone call from Marshall’s teacher...
A change in my attitude and perspective.
Finally the electricity came back on. 
Marshall started feeling better. 
Marshall and I were able to have some great conversations about school. We were able to come up with ways to make school more enjoyable.
We scheduled evening reading time, called “pug time”.😂 this kid cracks me up!
I finally was able to get some work done.

Today didn’t go how I had planned at all. 
But growing pains are always worth it! 
It is times like this in your life that makes you tak a step back, evaluate, and make another plan.
The new plan is always better than the last!

I am so grateful for days like today. I test my character as a person, mom, ceo, and employee. It test my resilience to life. It makes me dig deep and proved to myself that I GOT THIS!!💪🏻 So never underestimate yourself! You can handle whatever life throws your way! Even when your “easy” day becomes a crazy day!!💗
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#coachlife #momlife #dogmomforlife #boymomlife #psychologyfreak #wholistichealth #foodallergies #foodforfuel #onelifetolive #mylifegoals #livingthedreamlife #endometriosis #lowthyroid  #kansasgirl
#smalltown #growingupishard #whataday #noelectricity
Some days just don’t go the way you have planned. Our morning started pretty crappy. Marshall ended up staying home from school. The electricity went out. Since I work from home it is kinda hard to do what I need with no internet. After a rough hour, a phone call to my mom, and a phone call from Marshall’s teacher... A change in my attitude and perspective. Finally the electricity came back on. Marshall started feeling better. Marshall and I were able to have some great conversations about school. We were able to come up with ways to make school more enjoyable. We scheduled evening reading time, called “pug time”.😂 this kid cracks me up! I finally was able to get some work done. Today didn’t go how I had planned at all. But growing pains are always worth it! It is times like this in your life that makes you tak a step back, evaluate, and make another plan. The new plan is always better than the last! I am so grateful for days like today. I test my character as a person, mom, ceo, and employee. It test my resilience to life. It makes me dig deep and proved to myself that I GOT THIS!!💪🏻 So never underestimate yourself! You can handle whatever life throws your way! Even when your “easy” day becomes a crazy day!!💗 . .. ... #fitmomsrock  #boymom  #dreamlife  #dogmom  #4thgrader  #soccermom  #coachlife  #momlife  #dogmomforlife  #boymomlife  #psychologyfreak  #wholistichealth  #foodallergies  #foodforfuel  #onelifetolive  #mylifegoals  #livingthedreamlife  #endometriosis  #lowthyroid  #kansasgirl  #smalltown  #growingupishard  #whataday  #noelectricity 
Obligatory first day of school pic. We were also super grumpy as a result of some crying, yelling and slamming doors this morning. Just jumping right back into that school routine like we never left.
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#brothers #momlife #growingupishard #backtoschool #sk #grade2 #guelph
If we want to be the light of the world, does that mean we have to give up the desire to fit in? #growingupishard #evenasanadult #howdidGodmakeyouspecial #arewehidingouruniquenessinordertofitin
Bitter sweet morning for many of us parents and the kids today. Ready for them to be back at school and back into a routine...but already miss them! 😚
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#teachers #tagyoureit #summerwasfun #getonyourway #yourmountainiswaiting #drsuess #firstdayofschool #goodluckstudents #goodluckteachers #growingupishard
5.5 months old. I know how to identify my leash, harness and collar, I can figure 8, trip mom and dad on command and say my name. I'm learning my left and right, when to bark and when not to bark, and that not everyone likes when I jump up and say hello. I am 45 pounds and look just like my dog momma. I've come far from day one but I've got a ways to go. I train every day on my tricks and smarts and manners and I'm getting better and better!! Life is good. 🐶❤ #konatheaussie #konagram #aussiesofinstagram #australianshepherd #growingupishard #puppydays #aussiepuppy
5.5 months old. I know how to identify my leash, harness and collar, I can figure 8, trip mom and dad on command and say my name. I'm learning my left and right, when to bark and when not to bark, and that not everyone likes when I jump up and say hello. I am 45 pounds and look just like my dog momma. I've come far from day one but I've got a ways to go. I train every day on my tricks and smarts and manners and I'm getting better and better!! Life is good. 🐶❤ #konatheaussie  #konagram  #aussiesofinstagram  #australianshepherd  #growingupishard  #puppydays  #aussiepuppy 
5.5 months old. I know how to identify my leash, harness and collar, I can figure 8, trip mom and dad on command and say my name. I'm learning my left and right, when to bark and when not to bark, and that not everyone likes when I jump up and say hello. I am 45 pounds and look just like my dog momma. I've come far from day one but I've got a ways to go. I train every day on my tricks and smarts and manners and I'm getting better and better!! Life is good. 🐶❤ #konatheaussie #konagram #aussiesofinstagram #australianshepherd #growingupishard #puppydays #aussiepuppy
5.5 months old. I know how to identify my leash, harness and collar, I can figure 8, trip mom and dad on command and say my name. I'm learning my left and right, when to bark and when not to bark, and that not everyone likes when I jump up and say hello. I am 45 pounds and look just like my dog momma. I've come far from day one but I've got a ways to go. I train every day on my tricks and smarts and manners and I'm getting better and better!! Life is good. 🐶❤ #konatheaussie  #konagram  #aussiesofinstagram  #australianshepherd  #growingupishard  #puppydays  #aussiepuppy 
I think we’re both just having one of those days. School starts tomorrow and mama had to work today ughhh. Not all days are easy but it makes you appreciate the good ones all that much more. #betterdaysahead #backtoschool #workingonlabordaysucks #missmygirl #growingupishard #parentingishard #itwillallbeok #kidsofinstagram
親愛的沒關係,傻完就長大了。

#growingup #itsokay #growingupishard
Bad photos from a good trip with Mitch to Mt. Charleston, Mary Jane Falls. Adopted an oddball teenager (not pictured) for the walk back, maybe we taught him something, maybe he taught us something... #strangers #friendsforaday #growingupishard #mountcharleston
Funny how a facebook memory from 10 years ago makes you think “if only I knew what I know now.” Well here is what I do know: sometimes a stroll down memory lane turns into a hike up Mount Everest. Thankful for for this lil guy that keeps me going...even if he controls the leash. 😂❤️ #havanese #vaguepost #lookhowfarivecome #growingupishard
Funny how a facebook memory from 10 years ago makes you think “if only I knew what I know now.” Well here is what I do know: sometimes a stroll down memory lane turns into a hike up Mount Everest. Thankful for for this lil guy that keeps me going...even if he controls the leash. 😂❤️ #havanese  #vaguepost  #lookhowfarivecome  #growingupishard 
My son contemplating his future. My heart breaks silently.  Being a Mom. You don’t know. You can’t know until you’ve been one. Heart broken. Things will never be the same now. My heart and my home will be empty until he’s back. What do you do when your reason for everything is leaving? #momlife #parenting #growingupishard #lettinggoishard
My son contemplating his future. My heart breaks silently. Being a Mom. You don’t know. You can’t know until you’ve been one. Heart broken. Things will never be the same now. My heart and my home will be empty until he’s back. What do you do when your reason for everything is leaving? #momlife  #parenting  #growingupishard  #lettinggoishard 
This is what Sunday’s are for. This mornings very quick breakfast before we set out to do a bit of shopping and general grown up duties 😅 #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #slimmingworldfood #slimmingworldlife #slimmingworldblog #slimmingworldmember #slimmingworldmeals #breakfastblogger #breakfast #fryup #cookedbreakfast #growingupishard #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthylifestyle
She's been on my campus since she was in kindergarten, but today is the last day I'll have her here!! She's off to her new school beginning on Tuesday. Oh, my heart=( #MyKoalaBear #MyAracely #GrowingUpIsHard #ILoveHer
I got a promotion, and I love them. Happy Thursday to me! @melindaroseee @jennyyyhunter #growingupishard #itdoesntalwayshavetobehard #corporateamerica #growingup #imold
@almostadults_improv “Love is hard. High school is harder. . .”
ALMOST ADULTS - an improvised play in the style of a high school rom com - opens THIS SATURDAY at @improstudiothtr 😍😆
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#lathtr #latheater #romcom #romanticcomedy #highschool #impro #improv #losfeliz #lol #improvisation #saturdaynight #openingnight #getrepost #repost #comedy #teen #teenager #growingupishard #growingupisoverrated #emotional #lifeishard
Summer makes me forget just how emotional going back to school is: who sits with you, how you’ll fit in. It was hard to be a kid going through it. It’s harder watching you’re own kids try. 😩 #growingupishard.
Summer makes me forget just how emotional going back to school is: who sits with you, how you’ll fit in. It was hard to be a kid going through it. It’s harder watching you’re own kids try. 😩 #growingupishard .
🌀 Back to School, Back to School🌀
Everyone is back in school at this point! Remember when we were in school? We used to get a whole, full summer- which started AFTER Labor Day 👩🏻‍🏫🤷🏻‍♀️
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This pic was one of the few years I think I actually look my age. I was 7 years old- starting the 3rd grade at St. Jarlath’s in Oakland. This was my 6th school but I was still very excited to be at ANOTHER new school & had faith that this would be the last time we would be moving 🤓🤦🏽‍♀️
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Little did I know, my face wouldn’t change too much, & I wouldn’t grow too much from the time this picture was taken either 😆 By the time I graduated #highschool I would have been to 16 different schools 🤯 & was actually told by a few diff people how surprised they were that I was graduating bc they thought I was a freshman like them 😒
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#excuseme #iamgrown #thankyouverymuch #babyface #shorty #backtoschool #throwbackthursday #throwback #shortgirlproblems #babyfaceproblems #growingup #growingupishard #schooltime #oakland #school #privateschool #90s  #bighead #mexiverdean #mixedgirl #mexican #capeverdean #kriolabonita #mexicana
🌀 Back to School, Back to School🌀 Everyone is back in school at this point! Remember when we were in school? We used to get a whole, full summer- which started AFTER Labor Day 👩🏻‍🏫🤷🏻‍♀️ _____ _____ This pic was one of the few years I think I actually look my age. I was 7 years old- starting the 3rd grade at St. Jarlath’s in Oakland. This was my 6th school but I was still very excited to be at ANOTHER new school & had faith that this would be the last time we would be moving 🤓🤦🏽‍♀️ _____ _____ Little did I know, my face wouldn’t change too much, & I wouldn’t grow too much from the time this picture was taken either 😆 By the time I graduated #highschool  I would have been to 16 different schools 🤯 & was actually told by a few diff people how surprised they were that I was graduating bc they thought I was a freshman like them 😒 ____ ____ #excuseme  #iamgrown  #thankyouverymuch  #babyface  #shorty  #backtoschool  #throwbackthursday  #throwback  #shortgirlproblems  #babyfaceproblems  #growingup  #growingupishard  #schooltime  #oakland  #school  #privateschool  #90s  #bighead  #mexiverdean  #mixedgirl  #mexican  #capeverdean  #kriolabonita  #mexicana 
Exchanging letters we wrote to each other on my last day as her nanny. 😭❤️❤️💔 .
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I love you sweet friend.❤️ thankful that I will always be your Auntie!
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#ledajane #besties #bestfriends #friendsforever #auntienanny #nannylife #todayisahardday #growingupishard #growingup #preschooler #youreabigkidnow
This has been the mood for like 5 years now
This has been the mood for like 5 years now
one my little friends who's been w me for almost 2 years had his last class today before going off to JK next week! 😭
#growingupishard #theygrowupsofast #kindergarten #kidsmusic #musiceducation #makingadifference #teachersofinstagram #musicteacher @juliebozyk
That’s right JJ 
Don’t be a #loser 
Take responsibility for your life. No one else will. Believe me I’ve tried! Hahaha
#laughing #growingupishard #humor #comedy #getup #try #laugh #instagood #judgejudy
First date away from this nugget ❤️ I miss her already and the appetizers haven’t even arrived yet. #toddlerlife #mommylife #growingupishard #firstdateagain #hubbyandwifey
Do blondes have more fun?
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Heck, I don’t know 🤷🏻‍♀️
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but I do know this... This girl was in her own personal hell as a blonde.
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The insecurities were starting to flourish deep down and take root.
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The fear of everything was at an all time high.
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She used everything she could to cope.
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Self Medicating on the regular was the name of her game and shame and guilt followed her every where she went.
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She let people take advantage of her kindness and sincerity.
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She let people make decisions and lead for her.
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She chose the backseat in life for a time.
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Watching.
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Going through the motions.
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Never really thinking with a clear head and she certainly didn’t want to look at the mess around her.
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This girl drank way too much.
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This girl cried way too much.
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This girl wanted to die; way. too. much.
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I wish I could sit down and hug this girl and tell her that her mess is her message.
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I wish I could sit down and tell this girl that her painful journey to self-discovery is only getting started and she needs to brace for many impacts that will rock her world.
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Don’t tell me I haven’t grown into a better version of myself.
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The fact that I am alive today is proof enough. ✌🏼
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#selfdiscovery #selfdiscoveryjourney #addictionrecovery #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #growingupishard #growingupisatrap #blondesdoitbetter #bottleblonde #blondeforsummer #catsnuggles #kittysnuggles #badqualityphoto #drinktoomuch #dranktoomuch #personalhell #depressions #mentalhealthmatters #tellyourstory #selfcarethreads #selfcarefam #itgetsbetter #itgetseasier #holdonweregoinghome #holdontight #selfharmrecovery #selfharm #selfharmers #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit
Do blondes have more fun? .... Heck, I don’t know 🤷🏻‍♀️ ... but I do know this... This girl was in her own personal hell as a blonde. ..... The insecurities were starting to flourish deep down and take root. ...... The fear of everything was at an all time high. ..... She used everything she could to cope. ...... Self Medicating on the regular was the name of her game and shame and guilt followed her every where she went. ..... She let people take advantage of her kindness and sincerity. ....... She let people make decisions and lead for her. ..... She chose the backseat in life for a time. ..... Watching. .... Going through the motions. ....... Never really thinking with a clear head and she certainly didn’t want to look at the mess around her. ..... This girl drank way too much. ...... This girl cried way too much. ....... This girl wanted to die; way. too. much. ..... I wish I could sit down and hug this girl and tell her that her mess is her message. ..... I wish I could sit down and tell this girl that her painful journey to self-discovery is only getting started and she needs to brace for many impacts that will rock her world. ....... Don’t tell me I haven’t grown into a better version of myself. .... The fact that I am alive today is proof enough. ✌🏼 ..... .... ... .. . #selfdiscovery  #selfdiscoveryjourney  #addictionrecovery  #personaldevelopment  #personalgrowth  #growingupishard  #growingupisatrap  #blondesdoitbetter  #bottleblonde  #blondeforsummer  #catsnuggles  #kittysnuggles  #badqualityphoto  #drinktoomuch  #dranktoomuch  #personalhell  #depressions  #mentalhealthmatters  #tellyourstory  #selfcarethreads  #selfcarefam  #itgetsbetter  #itgetseasier  #holdonweregoinghome  #holdontight  #selfharmrecovery  #selfharm  #selfharmers  #recoveryispossible  #recoveryisworthit 
Alright moms and dads, you want some advice?  Don’t blink.  Especially once they start school.  How I already have a 7th grader, I’ll never know. .
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I didn’t cry this year but I have  definitely been thinking on what things I miss with this guy and what things I know won’t last much longer.
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I miss him waving at me in the morning carpool line until he didn’t see the car anymore.  I miss how he used to beg for me to cut his sandwiches into shapes.  I miss his toothless grin.  I miss finding rocks in his pockets when I did the laundry.
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And I know soon I’ll miss driving him to school.  I’ll miss being the only woman in his life.  And soon I’ll miss being taller than him 😂.
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Praying for a successful year of school, that he looks for the kid that sits alone and joins him, tries his best and just continue to give God all the glory. .
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#backtoschool2018 #momphotographer #middleschoollife #whydotheyhavetogrowup #momlifebelike
Alright moms and dads, you want some advice? Don’t blink. Especially once they start school. How I already have a 7th grader, I’ll never know. . . I didn’t cry this year but I have definitely been thinking on what things I miss with this guy and what things I know won’t last much longer. . . I miss him waving at me in the morning carpool line until he didn’t see the car anymore. I miss how he used to beg for me to cut his sandwiches into shapes. I miss his toothless grin. I miss finding rocks in his pockets when I did the laundry. . . And I know soon I’ll miss driving him to school. I’ll miss being the only woman in his life. And soon I’ll miss being taller than him 😂. . . Praying for a successful year of school, that he looks for the kid that sits alone and joins him, tries his best and just continue to give God all the glory. . . What are the things you’re missing or you know you will miss as your littles get older? . . #backtoschool2018  #momphotographer  #middleschoollife  #whydotheyhavetogrowup  #momlifebelike 
I promised I would take pictures, Bal is the biggest fan of The Clone Wars cartoon, his favorite character, General Skywalker. For the longest time he had no idea that (you deserve spoilers if you don’t know this) Anakin is Vader. Here they are the pictures of when he realized He was a sith. It was one of the saddest things ever. But here it is. #starwars #order66 #anakinskywalker #vader #growingupishard #lifelessons #beingbalthazar
I promised I would take pictures, Bal is the biggest fan of The Clone Wars cartoon, his favorite character, General Skywalker. For the longest time he had no idea that (you deserve spoilers if you don’t know this) Anakin is Vader. Here they are the pictures of when he realized He was a sith. It was one of the saddest things ever. But here it is. #starwars  #order66  #anakinskywalker  #vader  #growingupishard  #lifelessons  #beingbalthazar 
Flashback to a happier day when my kids weren't completely worn out and discouraged from a rough full day back at school in new grades with new responsibilities. When the only fellow human to get along with was a sibling they love deep down, no matter the struggle. When there weren't meltdowns before we even got out of the car. And where emotions weren't raw and on edge and delicate. To say the least, we're missing summer break a little tonight. But tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes, right? 😂Jonah days come to everyone now and then. Chalking this one up to the heat and the full moon.... or something. #schoolstinkssometimes #growingupishard #idontalwayslikepeopleeither
Flashback to a happier day when my kids weren't completely worn out and discouraged from a rough full day back at school in new grades with new responsibilities. When the only fellow human to get along with was a sibling they love deep down, no matter the struggle. When there weren't meltdowns before we even got out of the car. And where emotions weren't raw and on edge and delicate. To say the least, we're missing summer break a little tonight. But tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes, right? 😂Jonah days come to everyone now and then. Chalking this one up to the heat and the full moon.... or something. #schoolstinkssometimes  #growingupishard  #idontalwayslikepeopleeither 
Went to the dentist today and found out the poor tooth upkeep has caught up with my actually very healthy teeth. Tomorrow I get my first cavity fillings and I’m a little terrified bc teeth freak me out and honestly, having just given birth etc, I’m tired of pain. You know how it is. They also confirmed that my permanent retainer is indeed loose and my gums are indeed receding over some lower teeth. But that’s to be fixed on another day. 🙄
Went to the dentist today and found out the poor tooth upkeep has caught up with my actually very healthy teeth. Tomorrow I get my first cavity fillings and I’m a little terrified bc teeth freak me out and honestly, having just given birth etc, I’m tired of pain. You know how it is. They also confirmed that my permanent retainer is indeed loose and my gums are indeed receding over some lower teeth. But that’s to be fixed on another day. 🙄
Grace. Upon grace. Upon grace. Upon grace.
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Lord, Jesus. I don’t know why You saw me fit to raise all these humans. I lose my crap a lot more than I care to admit. In my mind, I’m a terrible mother and my kids would be better off raised by a pack of wolves. 🤷‍♀️
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My precious adolescent, firstborn, a true combination of me and his daddy ... got in trouble at school today. He got in the mamavan upset and even exclaimed, “I KNOW *EXACTLY* WHAT YOU’RE GONNA DO WHEN WE GET HOME.” 😭 to which I responded through pursed lips, “just. Be. Quiet. We will discuss it when we get there.” .
We got home, destined for a spanking [so he thought], I made Cooper sit down and explain to me what happened and why it happened. Then I made him re-read the schools Code of Conduct. Then I made him write notes to the people it impacted. Then I made him write 25 sentences of, “I will treat others how I want to be treated.”
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I didn’t think I had it in me. To not jump to conclusions. To lose my own temper. To be calm and understanding. Rather, I’m just sitting here at the table queuing him to keep writing before Alexa sounds her timer.
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I’ve always had a control problem and I get angry easily, I’m truly working on that. But I want this to pop up in 5 and 10 years and have Cooper [and the other Clark kids] realize that all the discipline was to grow them. To make them stronger and better people. And not “losers” like they might think they are or might be told they are.
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Mamas, deep breaths! Enjoy the newborn snuggles if you’re still in that phase 🤣! Once they start growing, it gets hard. And if you lucked out with a kid that never shows emotion or wears their heart on their sleeve, good for you. But I’m talking to the moms of kids whose emotions explode once they hit their car seats after school 😬 the ones who unload every tidbit of frustration and fear and uncertainty and anxiousness and worry from the day in the form of bad attitudes and being upset. We got this! You got this!
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I’m making it. Little by little. And only with one kid in school 😳 I’m going to have to up my Essential Oil game as the kids get older 😂 😳🙃😅
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Grace. Upon grace. Upon grace. Upon grace. . Lord, Jesus. I don’t know why You saw me fit to raise all these humans. I lose my crap a lot more than I care to admit. In my mind, I’m a terrible mother and my kids would be better off raised by a pack of wolves. 🤷‍♀️ . My precious adolescent, firstborn, a true combination of me and his daddy ... got in trouble at school today. He got in the mamavan upset and even exclaimed, “I KNOW *EXACTLY* WHAT YOU’RE GONNA DO WHEN WE GET HOME.” 😭 to which I responded through pursed lips, “just. Be. Quiet. We will discuss it when we get there.” . We got home, destined for a spanking [so he thought], I made Cooper sit down and explain to me what happened and why it happened. Then I made him re-read the schools Code of Conduct. Then I made him write notes to the people it impacted. Then I made him write 25 sentences of, “I will treat others how I want to be treated.” . I didn’t think I had it in me. To not jump to conclusions. To lose my own temper. To be calm and understanding. Rather, I’m just sitting here at the table queuing him to keep writing before Alexa sounds her timer. . I’ve always had a control problem and I get angry easily, I’m truly working on that. But I want this to pop up in 5 and 10 years and have Cooper [and the other Clark kids] realize that all the discipline was to grow them. To make them stronger and better people. And not “losers” like they might think they are or might be told they are. . Mamas, deep breaths! Enjoy the newborn snuggles if you’re still in that phase 🤣! Once they start growing, it gets hard. And if you lucked out with a kid that never shows emotion or wears their heart on their sleeve, good for you. But I’m talking to the moms of kids whose emotions explode once they hit their car seats after school 😬 the ones who unload every tidbit of frustration and fear and uncertainty and anxiousness and worry from the day in the form of bad attitudes and being upset. We got this! You got this! . I’m making it. Little by little. And only with one kid in school 😳 I’m going to have to up my Essential Oil game as the kids get older 😂 😳🙃😅 . . .