Simply Mom

Thoughts on parenting, life, and surviving enthusiastic children.

Grab your cup of coffee, I’ve already got mine, and sneak away for a minute to read parenting stories, thoughts on life, and maybe have a laugh. One of the most vital things in my life as I have grown into motherhood is having a community of moms surrounding me. Getting tips on parenting, sharing stories of mishaps. Reminding me to chill out, focus on what matters, and that the hardships I face in parenting are things that other people have gone through too. My hope for this site is that I can in a small way become a part of your motherhood community, sharing my journeys, misadventures in motherhood, and encouragement with you.

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Kindness, together

Kindness, together As simple as it sounds, I love kindness. Kindness in the words chosen, kindness in the tone of voice. Even in adults. Especially in adults.  The


Racial tension. Transgender people needing to feel safe in bathrooms. Mothers of young children needing to feel safe in bathrooms. Donald Trump. Hilary Clinton. Artificial intelligence. Global warming.

Terrible twos got nothin on three.

Terrible 2s. People always say that. As if they've never met a three year old in their life. Walker #3, aka Boo, will be three in less

Kingdom of Heaven

The greater things of universe, time and space, I cannot fully grasp. The news? Terrifying as usual. Maybe even a little extra lately.But I just keep looking at

Hello Again

Well hello there.  It's been a while.  Crazy.  I've had a baby, killed a plant, been a doula, shoveled some snow, and soaked up some sun.  I've dealt

No Pintrest

I just want to take a moment to acknowledge that the so called "Proverbial Woman" did not have Pintrest. She did not have Dana-made-it, she did not have I

Pondering Questions

My kids constantly ask me questions.  Can we buy doughnuts?  Why this?  Why that?  Where does the food go after I eat it? Why are some people mean?  Is


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