The Comfort of Monotony


Some call it boredom, others call it routine.   Those times when things seem to be running on auto pilot without any disruption or detraction.   Everything looks and feels the same.   We wake up, send off our families, do our work for the day, orchestrate the nightly routine and then go to bed.    Monotony.  Yet,  perhaps these are the best times of motherhood.  No outstanding physical injuries.  No trips to the ER.  No major life crisis.   Just good old fashioned every day happenings of family life.   A time to breathe easier and enjoy this calm…

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Pets, Kids and Motherhood – A Vet’s Perspective


Pets are apart of so many families lives. We asked  Dr. Cheryl Sammons – mom and veterinarian – her opinions on pets, kids and motherhood. Cheryl Sammons, DVM Dr. Sammons is the owner of South Franklin Animal Hospital in Franklin, Tennessee.   1.  What three things do you wish every mom would know about animals?  Moms need to know that it does not matter how old your kids are, a dog or pet is ultimately your responsibility 100%; do not feel guilty because the pet will love you {mom} the most of anyone in the house; and having pet hair on every…

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Changing the World


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank Do you remember reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” in school?  What a powerful message of one teenager changing the world through her own thoughts written down in a small diary.  Could anyone have imagined the impact she would have? As moms, we change the world everyday!  We change the world by changing diapers and playing one more game of G.I. Joe before nap time.  We change the world by getting up early to pack lunches, drive them to school and…

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Enough.


There I was, lying awake at 3 am on a Sunday morning and feeling my heart skip a beat because I had so much to do and not enough time. Have you ever felt that way? Between obligations to church, school, home, work and other extracurricular activities I was stressed to the point I was losing sleep.   Ugh! I think it’s rather ironic how easy it is to jump on the wagon of commitments and difficult to get off.   I talk to moms weekly about being overcommitted and here I was in desperate need of my own advice.   I…

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Oh, Well


As you know, today is Friday.   We usually post fun videos, informative podcasts and witty sayings to end the week and launch the weekend.  But, I must confess.  This week’s Friday post will be a bit lacking.  Somewhere between illness, appointments and other  uninvited disruptions it has gotten lost.  Instead, it has been replaced with much needed pedicures, sushi and the joy of a sick child getting a new fish. Motherhood is like that, isn’t is?  Well thought out plans interrupted with  life necessities.  Back in the day, such instances would have been viewed as unwelcome intrusions to my…

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