Monday, March 2, 2009

confessions of a mom

Some days I stay in my pjs til the afternoon
Some days Avery really likes to test my patience
Some days when Collin gets home I go on a drive singing (off tune;) at the top of my lungs-it clears my mind
Some days I wish the laundry would fold itself
Everyday we ROTFL at Avery being silly
Everyday we dance in the kitchen
Everyday I can't get enough of Quincey's kissable cheeks
Everyday we sing "the wheels on the bus" over & over & over & over
Everyday I look at Q&A and am grateful that I'm a mommy

Everyday I marvel at the fact that although there are challenges of Mommahood-it is always more rewarding in the end!!

For no particular reason-except that it's just fun! :) I have a couple giveaways!!

First, Baby Cakes wants to giveaway a fabulous mom agenda desktop calendar! It helps you organize your time in weekly & monthly format & up to 4 kiddos. It comes in some other cool colors too!

Also, for those of you that don't have kiddos I have an awesome resource from CK titled "Month by Month Scrapbooking" by Amanda Probst that helps you scrapbook those holiday & seasonal topics through out the year. Plus some goodies! :)

Leave a comment with one of your {mom, woman, scrapbooker, wife, sister, friend}
confessions. :)

The above page is one of my faves from Quincey's birth day! :) It is from my Creating Keepsakes article, Dear Lizzy.

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Sara Ancich said...

Sometimes after the kids are asleep I sneek in bed with them, just because I know that one day I won't be able to.

Christy said...

Some days I take my oldest to school in my pajamas because I just can't seem to get dressed until that first cup of coffee! But I still can't get enough of my twin 18month old boys' laugh! It's addicting!

tori412 said...

I'm not a mum, so don't have a 'mum' confession, but my confession is that once i have the house to myself i love to get into my trackies (or something comfy) and sit and blog surf for hours...

Colorado Kid said...

Many days, I look at your blog during my lunch time! ;)

Lynnsey said...

Sometimes, all I need is a Tim Hortons tea, and before I know it, the world is right again.

anniekate said...

I confess that many days I can spend many hours on the computer. I have to tell myself that I have a husband (I'm a newlywed)who I should be spending some time with!! I love him to pieces, but I love the computer too. Is that bad?!!

Deanna said...

Somedays I am not sure I am doing IT right! Other days I know I am spot on!

kristen said...

i confess i'm still in my jammies at 2 in the afternoon. ;)

Alisha said...

Some days when my husband and I are driving somewhere, we will turn up the radio really loud and do motions to the words of the song. People look at us like we are crazy and it's awesome :)

Brooke said...

Some days it is SO hard to keep a straight face when I know that I shouldn't be laughing. Like when my son does something naughty but just hilarious... and I have to talk to him about it so that it doesn't happen again - but it's SO hard not to laugh about it! Like drawing a football play on his stomach with my lipstick... (he's four!)

I would love to win that month by month book!

~Brooke :)

Amber Zimmerman said...

Last week I pretended to "forget" my girl's had basketball practice after school so we could all just come home and have a warm night in. :-O

Amy said...

I think any of us that stay at home have the PJ's Confession! But I must confess...I love the music on your playlist so much that I steal lots of your songs for my own. Where do you find this awesome music?

waldenbunch said...

Some days reading a book to the kids is more important than laundry, dishes, etc., etc.

Rene' said...

Some days I let my daugther have a popsicle for breakfast and another sweet treat after lunch!
Alot of days we stay in our PJ's all day until right before my husband gets home..then we scurry to get dressed!! LOL
Most days I ignore it when my 15 month old son pulls my 4 year old daughters hair because she usually deserves it!! {I know that sounds bad..but she is really hard on him :)
I almost AlWAYS give my kids way too many kisses!!:) More than I can count!

kaylin rose and mara anne said...

Your first one is my too...I am still in my PJs and it is 1:30 pm. I need to get dressed at some point, but I am not going anywhere today.
And I LOVE your playlist...I am stealing some songs, that I just great!

Thanks for a great blog!
Melissa

Superwoman Scrapper said...

My confession . . . some days I wish I wasn't a mom and living in Paris like back in college. Everyday I look at my kids and can't imagine life without them.

shawnna said...

I confess to playing American Idol on the wii with my kids and loving every stinkin minute even though I can't carry a tune in a bucket.

I confess to letting them eat cupcakes for breakfast on Valentines Day. If one of your readers is one of their teachers I apologize if they were running around CRaZed from their sugar high at school.

:)
this was fun

Jen said...

I am pregnant with my third baby in less than four years. I confess he or she was a huge surprise and shock. We were not expecting to have another child. One of God's surprise blessings. :)Although, I am still getting use to the idea of having three children three and under I am now getting excited for another baby.

Brittany said...

I love my little girlies so much and I love being able to be with them as much as I can, but I confess that there are days when I look forward to bed time and a little me time with a good book, crafting, or a great movie!!!

Tina said...

I confess that we dance around and sing our made up songs everyday in the kitchen, living room, family room, or just wherever! No ones watching and I hope one day they do the same with their children.

kristina Wilberg said...

oh man-those were my thoughts EXACTLY today. My sweet baby girl is almost 2 and has been testing my patience all morning, especially the meltdown at the grocery store. Thanks for sharing that you have challenges too:) BUT truly, being a momma is the best! Awesome giveaways!!! I'll be crossing my fingers. Love your blog...

Mindy said...

I have 4 kids, 4 and under and we are lucky if they get 2 or 3 baths a week -- we're just too tired by the end of day sometimes. I still love them dirt and all!

Vicky said...

sometimes I let my boys have icecream for breakfast, just sometimes....it guarentees we start the day happy ;)

Jaimie Lea said...

I have a favorite daughter! Love 'em all endlessly but still, even though I know I shouldn’t I do have my fave and I am happy to say (and can since they won’t be reading this) it's my crazy middle girl.

Jess said...

I confess that sometimes I craft when I should be doing my schoolwork or studying but that the schoolwork always gets done anyway.

Samantha said...

I confess that I am both excited and terrified of everything that comes along with motherhood. I keep thinking that I can't even keep plants alive, so how is this going to work? :-D

Krys72599 said...

Sometimes I am the luckiest girl on the planet 'cause my DH knows how much I hate to cook and on the way home from work (we commute together!), he suggests we stop to get something to eat and there are weeks I don't cook dinner at all, not once!!!

Anonymous said...

I love being a mommy too. On nights when my head is spinning with thoughts and I can't sleep, I will often go sit beside my son, watch him as he sleeps, and pray. It is a peaceful and calming moment that helps clear my mind. I have heard great things about the month to month book...Thanks for a chance to win..Karen Loper,sc

jen renee said...

totally guilty of wearing the jim-jams till 3pm. also guilty of occasionally using m&m's as a bartering tool. ahem!

love your page and your pics! always so sweet.

Ashlee said...

I hid a bag of really good dove chocolate with almonds in the "quinoa jar" so my hubby or anyone else cant find it :)

familywithfivekids said...

I confess that there are moments when I get so tired of our four boys WrEStLiNg that I want to scream BUT I also confess that there are more moments when my children make my heart swell so big I think it will explode with love!

Amanda said...

Some days I eat ice-cream for dinner! And that's all!

Brooke said...

Last night (after a rough day) my four-year-old came and gave me a big hug and said "you're the best mommy ever". It's tender mercies like that which make being a mom and all the hard times worth while.

kara jo haught said...

Sometimes when my kids wake up i put them in bed with me and we watch shows together... i love having both them in my bed with me!!

kismet art said...

Sometimes I tell myself that ketchup is a vegetable, that if you serve the macaroni with white cheddar for lunch it's ok to serve the kind with orange cheddar for dinner, that if I can work out in my PJ's that they can double as my outfit for the day, and that I ask my husband to call me when he's leaving work so I can speed clean the house. And that being a mom is both the most rewarding and hardest thing I've ever done.

rsalo said...

I love to look at your blog 3-4 times a day (just to check) while I should be working. I go into my son's room when he is sleeping and just hold his little feet because they are so warm and yummy. I take advantage of being in my last month of pregnancy to nap during the day on the weekends because this is my last baby and wont have that chance again. there is more but you have many to read.

Chelsi said...

During my little sweety's nap time I update my blog, then go blog hopping instead of getting ready for the day. Most days I'm still in my pjs till at least noon. Oh the life of a momma :)

dbirks said...

some days i cry and ask myself why did i bring two beautiful children into this crazy world....then i am reminded when one or both come up and say i love you so much mommy...i couldn't ask for a better life, these children are a gift.....denielle b:-)

The Hulocks said...

Somedays I put my son down for a nap and surf the internet the whole entire time. There are dishes in the sink to be washed, clothes to be dryed, a house to be cleaned, and more work to do but I take the time to just sit back and relax.

Zoo2 said...

My confession: I'm beyond excited to be having our third baby (bit of a surprise!!) in a few months. It's another boy and I not the least bit sad about not "getting" a girl.
I think the Mommy agenda orginizer would be perfect. Thanks!!

Zoo2 said...

My confession: I'm beyond excited to be having our third baby (bit of a surprise!!) in a few months. It's another boy and I not the least bit sad about not "getting" a girl.
I think the Mommy agenda orginizer would be perfect. Thanks!!

Angel S. said...

Sometimes I let my son watch tv just so I can get on the computer. I should just do it when he is at shool, but I don't!

Monica said...

When my husband is out of town (like this week!), I let my little boys eat cereal and eggs for dinner. And I don't feel the least bit guilty about it :)

MeganL said...

I confess that I ate the rest of my husband's ice cream this weekend while he was out of town. He hasnt noticed yet but it's only Monday! Eeeek!

amy miller said...

a serious comment to confess right now would be that I hide in the bathroom to read a magazine. My kids think I am taking a bath or that I REALLY have to go to the bathroom and sometimes little fingers poke under the door looking for me, but I sit in peace on the floor of my kid's bathroom looking at beautiful magazines just for me!

Anonymous said...

I wish my washing machine would break...I can't keep up with an aparment size washer and 5 of us in the house!! One a newborn.
Love this topic; I could go on and on!

Aimers

Sharon said...

Somedays I just can't get away from the computer...I try to stop blog stalking, but I'm addicted! It's just so wonderful to look at all the great creations of all kinds of people around the world, learning their traditions, their fortes, their imperfections, and the loves of their lives... it's inspiring, and I can't stop doing it!

Sharon said...

Somedays I just can't get away from the computer...I try to stop blog stalking, but I'm addicted! It's just so wonderful to look at all the great creations of all kinds of people around the world, learning their traditions, their fortes, their imperfections, and the loves of their lives... it's inspiring, and I can't stop doing it!

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kristan martin said...

I confess that I really only clean my house if I know someone is coming over so they probably think it's clean more often than it really is! If they show up unannounced, they get what the get because I def. don't clean everyday!

Anastasia said...

My confession: scrap all day long and not going to work.

Ashley Crenshaw said...

Some days I feel like I can't be a mom today. Then, I remember, my husband was deployed for 15 months (and just got home without a scratch) and I was able to spend those months with our son. Every minute is a blessing and I need to enjoy them for what they are!

Meg said...

i just became a mother to the sweetest little boy and i could not imagine life w/o him! i confess i bring him in bed with me in the mornings to snuggle. we always said our children will no sleep in our beds but there is nothing better than snuggling there with him!

Anonymous said...

I confess that:

I can actually cry tears when I watch my 2 boys sleeping. (Long, long story, but having children doesn't come easy for us and I think I'm still a bit overwhelmed that we have two of our own!)

I have to eat a piece(s) of chocolate EVERY day.

I love your playlist so much I have made my own Elizabeth playlist.

I love snuggling into bed each night!!

I love listening to the boys giggling/laughter from across the house. It makes me giggle too!

Jill S.

carrie said...

One of my confessions...I have a drawer where I stash my "good" chocolate for those sweet moments of alone time!!!

Jingle said...

Confessions of a working wife with no kids...I still buy toys regularly. They are fun. I don't care if I have no kids. My, the Hubbums, and the puppies like to play!!!!

Ashley said...

I confess that today my hair went straight into the ponytail and headband combination...I never even brushed it. I spent the morning at my daughter's preschool and then the grocery store.

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Brittany said...

I am not a momma yet, but enjoy my best friends kiddos most of the time as if they are my own. I like to take them for "test drives!" I like to take all 3 boys ages 4,6 and 8 to make sure I can handle it someday. haha. I have decided I can handle it about 75% of the time. I have not decided what that means to me. I don't know if that means that never when I am a mother should I take my children furniture shopping or if it means that I could only be a mother 75% of the time. Yikes.---I don't know how that would work. Hopefully, it's the first item.
One night the four year old spent the night with us. We watched Monsters Inc. 4 times and fell asleep on the couch. The next morning there was a huge wet spot on my couch. I asked him if he peed on my couch and he told me, "No, it was a big green monster and I punched him in the mouth, squashed him like a peanut and kicked him out the front door." haha I love those kiddos and can't wait to have my own. I am sure if I win the month by month scrapbooking kit I will learn to keep up with my scrapbook now and then will never get behind once I have kids. I hope that's the case. Maybe we should try it and I will keep you updated on the progress?!?!?!? haha I do appreciate all the wonderful things you post on your blog. It is a great inspiration!!

Lisa said...

Some days I do sit on the couch watching soaps while eating peanut m&m's and some nights it's find your own dinner!

christybridwell said...

Mom Confession: When my first son was born I was so lost in motherhood I did not think I was ever going to be a good mom. The first weeks are really tough! I would tell myself over and over and over hang in there-it has to get easier or the world would be full of one kid families. Then you learn to take one day at a time...and to take lots of deep breaths. :) Being a Mom ROCKS!

Elisa said...

In confess, some days I let my kids fall asleep on the couch while we snuggle and watch a disney movie. I don't make them brush their teeth or put on their pjs first. We (my husband and I) just snuggle them up until they are fast asleep! My oldest is 7 and I know that she won't want to sleep on my lap for much longer. The other two are 5 and 1.
They pile on my husband and I like puppies, all warm and sweet. I just can't imagine anything better.

Carol said...

Somedays I read stories to my daugher in my bed instead of the sofa so afterward we can take a cat nap together. We just converted her room to a big girl room so I know my days of nugglin' are numbered! :(

LillyBugSkye said...

I may not be alone..... sometimes when I get into the car ALONE to run a quick errand, it takes me a song or two to REALIZE I'm listening to my kiddoes CD's. I'm usually singing right along with good 'ol Elmo or High-5 when it occurs to me that I HAVE THE POWER to actually listen to some adult music. Of course, I then turn it WAY up, sing loud and laugh at myself.

This Is Us said...

I have to eat chocolate at least once a day. I have a secret stash of it when I need to have a little pick me up! My daughter and I also stay in our jammies and then throw a hat on to cover our undone hair for unexpected trips out or visitors.

shara said...

As Much as I love my kiddos, sometimes I just need a little me time and to be able to go to the store all by myself. Even if that means sneaking out...

Adrian V. said...

I love the soft spot right under my boys chins and that they are young enough to still hold hands with me and tell me I love you!

Melanie said...

Funny you should mention confession today... in preparation for easter, our sermon yeterday was on confession! Here goes:

I sometimes wish I could gress my kids in fleece only, feed them cookies and Kraft dinner and chips, and let them watch TV all day because in my mind there would be so many fewer disagreements about "the rules" in our house!

Heather said...

Everyday I love my sons laugh, I have to admit I tickle him and tickle him to no end just to hear it.
It's the best laugh I've ever heard.

Somedays I give my toddler a wippie bath instead of the full blown thing every night. :)

Summer said...

When I want to look at scrapbook blogs, I minimize the internet windows and let my 18 month old sit on my lap to watch sesamestreet.org videos. Even though he's way past his "one-hour" TV rule for the day. I just need a break :)

Brianna said...

I sometimes don't get into the shower until my husband gets home from work! Love your layout, thanks for all the inspiration!

Jamie said...

I confess that there are many days that I would like to open the front door and let our dogs "escape" permanently! :) Some days, our kids love for them is the only thing that saves them!

home in wattenwyl said...

Sometimes I take a bath before dinner when my husband gets home to relax from the busy day.

Ashley said...

One of my confessions - I love the check my email and favorite blogs every morning before heading out the door, and then again at night to relax from a busy day.

The Popes said...

since i'm a new momma i finally did something only my other mamma friends talk about! pulled a SBD and blamed it on my child!:) should i even be mentioning that? love your blog!

Cat G. said...

I let my darling girl crawl into bed with us at 2 in the morning because I like the cuddle time with her.

Penny Malley said...

I confess that sometimes I wish that homeschooling could be done in someone else's home... and taught by someone else, too... but I guess that defeats the purpose, doesn't it?

Kelsi Douglas said...

I confess that I love to read this blog when I am bored at work...like right now! It's great inspiration for scrapbooking!

Melissa said...

Sometimes when my boys wake up we make popcorn with m&m's, curl up on the couch with a big blanket and watch a favorite family movie! It is so fun to just enjoy them and not feel the pressure of "getting it all done"....and as a matter of fact, this is just what we did this morning! :)

LizMichaud said...

I confess....Some days I LOVE having the house all to myself. Its only me and DH but its still nice!!!

Melyni + Alma said...

I'm a new mom. My boy is almost 3months and he's started smiling a lot. I can't get enough of it! So I sing a lot of crazy songs (I make up words to other song tunes)just to see him smile.

Lori and Matt said...

My boys and I watch cartoons in bed in the morning. I love this time with them. My oldest laughs at the funny parts and I laugh at him. They're so cute! I have to remind myself of that sometimes!

Jasey said...

Everyday I hear, "I make a mess" from my 2-year old and everyday I forgive him instantly.

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Christine said...

Some days, I go back to bed after the girls get on the school bus and don't tell anyone...he he. Just a couple more hours, but it feels like HEAVEN....he he!

Cass said...

i get up earlier than necessary each morning just so i can have some quiet coffee and computer time ...

clippergirl said...

I confess that I am an enabler of bad habits for my youngest son. Late at night, he still likes to climb into bed with me& my hubby. Instead of taking him back to his bed, I snuggle up close to him and let him stay. I am not ready to give this up yet....I've been saying, "maybe next year"....he'll stay in his bed for years now, my husband has all but given up....LOL.

Thanks for another chance at the awesome giveaways, I've been eyeing Amanda's new book for a while now.

Pam K in Omaha said...

I love that my kids still want to sleep with me. I love to snuggle with them. Thanks for the chance to win!

wowschow said...

I confess that sometimes in the morning after my 3 year old wakes up, I let her watch 1/2 hour to an hour of cartoons while I 'watch' with her (sleeping on the couch!)

christa said...

Some days I say "because I said so!!!" waaay too many times.

Everyday I say"gimmie kisses" hundreds (times 3) of times and I nibble on cheeks!

pretiflowerliz said...

mommy confession: i have taught all three babies to sleep for a good 2 and a half hours--this my quiet time i love, just because i can watch tv and actually hear it!

jen k said...

sometimes I hide from my kids so I don't have to share a treat...:)

Nikki said...

some lazy days if we're not going out of the house and its a chilly day, I won't change my daughter out of her jammies at all. She'll just go to sleep that night still wearing her same stuff.

Cassi said...

my confession -- i order nonfat or light drinks at starbucks and still have them add whipped cream -- totally defeating the purpose -- i'm such a contradiction!

Amber said...

Confessions:

I eat my pizza backwards whenever I'm by myself.

Sometimes I let the dishes pile up a mile high in the sink.

Sometimes I wish my clothes would fold themselves TOO!

Sometimes I just lay around and do NOTHING all day...and I don't feel GUILTY!

Jonel G. said...

mommy confession-I buy ice cream with nuts in because I know my six year old won't eat anything with nuts in it! I know awful huh. But I do get him ice cream sandwhiches! I also love to rub my fingers over his lips while he's asleeep to watch him lick his lips really fast and get flustered. Sorry! It's just so funny to me.

julie.schellin said...

EVERY DAY I wonder how on earth God thought I could handle seven kids, but just as soon as I wonder this, I get my answer: I can only do it with HIM! :) Thanks for the smiles!

Kelsey said...

I often ignore my girls' (4 and 2) fighting and let them work it out (as long as they don't wake up the boy) while I hide out on the computer, checking out blogs. And when they call for me, I sometimes still ignore them...;) This is the extent of "me" time.

chunnym said...

Somedays (like today) I will put a great smelling and yummy dinner in the crockpot just so I can stay on the computer and read blogs all day!
~ Philicia
chunnym@yahoo.com

hiscrappergirl said...

my confession, Bless me Lizzy for I have sinned... when Fiona is completely melting down, an episode of Handy Manny is my saving grace, I swore I would never be one of those Moms who parks their kid in front of the TV!! But what can I say it works and its only and episode (or two ;) )!!

I love that list you made of Everyday, it is such a great inspiration for all those everyday photos I take of Fiona, but really don't have a theme or special thing to the other than they are her...everyday.

ckmom78 said...

i either escape to the bath or go away to my scrap room...

Julie said...

I have sinful treats hidden all over so they can't find them and I forget where they are so i don't eat them ALL at once. and my crafty time saves me!!!! I fell like i've done something that won't be undone!

erin said...

you have such beautiful girls:)
and a great scrap style!
i look forward to my workouts, shower time, and chill time with my dh in the evenings. it keeps me sane with my two active lil ladies running around!

Shad said...

I am a stay-at-home mom of two young children - ages 3 and 8 months. I find it odd I rely on my calendar more now than I ever have before.

randomscraps said...

I confess that after getting to stay home with my third baby, I often feel like I was cheated out of that time with my first two. I didn't scrapbook back then, so I have very few pictures or memories. It breaks my heart.

xander's mama said...

Often I cry when I look at my son--what a wonderful gift I have been given in him.

I hide books when I am tired of reading them over and over.

I know the opening songs to Dora, Diego and Little Einsteins and sing along when the shows start

Sheri said...

Somedays my two year old son and I don't get dressed until 15 minutes before Daddy gets home at 3:00.

Colleen said...

Some days I go to Target to just simply roam the aisles. I find it to be one of the best stress relievers!

LEXI said...

I'm not a "crying" person....but when I look at how FAST time really does fly, that my baby is now 1 and my oldest is almost 3.5 yrs...tears roll down my face. I realize I am living my best years and want to freeze time with these 2 precious gifts from God.

Karen Swabb said...

Sometimes I pretend that I don't hear my kids calling my name, and hope that they either get their dad to answer or they figure it out themselves. Most of the time though, the end up finding me :)
The joys of motherhood!

Chris & Paige Evans said...

It was fun to see you on Friday - hope you got some fun stuff!

My being a wife confession is that my my husband cooks every single meal (he even pours my cereal) and he cleans the kitty litter box. But I work full time so I think it evens out :)

shannon said...

I confess I am often checking up on my favorite blogs when there is so much else that I should be doing~!

Anne-Marie W said...

On special occasions, I let me girls have ice cream for breakfast!!

Catherine said...

My confession as a mother...I am not a happy mother if the house is messy. I really need to clean up the breakfast dishes before I can get into playing with my kids.

Jung A said...

my confession as a mom: i get so frustrated that my almost 3 year old refuses to even try to fall asleep without me there holding her hand, but then feel guilty knowing that i will miss this when she no longer needs me to fall asleep.

The J9 said...

When my son was allergic to peanuts (he has now grown out of his allergies!) I used to tell him that every piece of candy in the check-out line had nuts in it to avoid the meltdown when I would say no! Now I have to deal with the meltdown!

Kari said...

Some days after I drop the kids off at school I go back to bed and sleep for another hour or 2 ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What great giveaways, I LOVE both of those.
I confess that sometimes I stay in my super duper comfy, but not at all cute clothes until my hubby calls and tells me he's on his way home and they I change into cuter clothes! And sometimes I don't change at all :)
Carly craftiegal @ ckmb
blogger sign in doesn't work for me.

Diana said...

I have a secret stash of chocolate JUST FOR ME! :)

Michele b. said...

Every day I say a quick thank you and a little prayer for my happy and healthy family. I'm grateful every single day :)
Michele B.
michele-bailey@sbcglobal.net

Linda Mismas said...

I always love organizational tools!

Jodi said...

I confess-- I LOVE the office supply store and I'm *slightly* obsessed with post-its, pens, and notebooks.

Christine said...

I confess that I always make sure to feed my kids a healthy, balanced breakfast of cereal, yogurt and fruit, while I sometimes hide in the pantry and eat chocolate mini-donuts.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I watch my daughter sleep at night. She's almost 16, but they grow up so fast and they don't talk back when they are sleeping.

momtokelsey@comcast.net

betty said...

some days...after walking my oldest daughter to school...I'd sneak onto the couch with my 2nd daughter, with the TV on, while I sleep until...about noon.

Stephanie said...

Sometimes I turn on the cartoons just so I can take a nap.

Team Chilton said...

I just found you through "Dear Life" (Jana's blog).
I just did a mom confession a couple days ago. Read here:
http://teamchilton.blogspot.com/2009/02/do-little-more.html

basically...some days I just want to go on vacation, all by myself. But just for a day. I love being a mom, I just need a break sometimes (don't we all). Love your blog by the way.
spondah(at)aol(dot)com

swiss girl said...

sometimes when my wonderful boyfriend adrian is with me for some days i wish, that i could just go away and leafe him for a couple hours and scrap my newest fav photos. he really supporting me with scrapbooking, but sometimes i just wanna have some time for myself. hmm, next time i will tell him my wishes, i am sure he will understand me and will make music while i am scrapbooking! thank you lizzy for that brainstorm!! :D

jodie said...

I'm the SAHM that stays in the PJs until afternoon, surfing the internet during naps instead of finishing the laundry and occasionally lets my son & daughter have cereal for lunch!?! Thanks for the giveaway!

Life Made Creations said...

I confess to letting my boys play Rock Band and watch SpongeBob for nearly this entire snow day today, while I look at blogs and work on a project--makes for a very happy, yet not so quiet house!

Lindsay said...

I am a SHAM mom Who stays in sweats and hair in a pony tail all day and cleans up all the toys and messes about 30 min before my hubs gets home ;)
Thanks for the great Giveaway!! You are awesome!

emily said...

oh that planner looks fabulous! i confess that sometimes, i just don't want to cook dinner so we all eat huge bowls of cereal.
healthy, right?

em

robynbum said...

My Mom passed away in January. We had a very close relationship so I miss her terribly. I have been blessed to have wonderful relationships with both of my daughters (13 and 5). Since my Mom passed away I have had difficulty sleeping at night so I go in their bedrooms and watch them sleep peacefully and pray for them. It makes me feel closer to my Mom as well.

Robin

shelby said...

mom confession...sometimes after my husband gets home, I just lock myself in the bathroom...even if it is for 5 minutes. Oh, and I REALLY look forward to naptime!

Jennifer Stanley said...

My confession is that I tell my 2 year old when he's going to bed and crying that he wants me to stay with him, that I'll be back in 5 minutes. He always falls asleep by 5 minutes anyway and I watch him on the monitor but feel bad sometimes that he may resent me for doing that.....or he'll never remember......I don't know.

Emily Jones said...

I totally feel ya on the driving around singing thing...usually as soon as my hubby walks in the door I am ready to go to the grocery store or go get coffee or something, just to be out of the house for a minute!

-Emily

Charlotte said...

My confession is that I love working shift work cos it means I can watch Dr Phil and Oprah in my PJs til 3pm!! Awesome!!

AuBien said...

Sometimes when life is crazy...it feels nice to have a brownie for breakfast!

Lindsay Jones said...

I love to go for a drive by myself too!

Crystal_Lynn said...

Some days me and my daughter Isabel slow dance together! It makes me sooo happy that we, too, can get lost in a moment together while listening to Taylor Swift. :o)

Sarah said...

I have to confess that sometimes I am of the opinion that naptime is the new happy hour. Woot!

Anonymous said...

Too often, I bribe them with a piece of candy to do something.

Debbie S.
Arizona

Lisa Lew said...

I like to sneak chocolate while my kids are awake, something about the challenge.

Melissa said...

Some days I fall asleep on the couch with my son while watching Spiderman over and over and over and over! :)

Kristine Bents aka lilditt said...

my confession...
some days I long to have the house to myself, time with no one to need me and time for me to do anything I want without having to stop. Once a blue moon that may happen and guess what? When my kids/husband drive off, I am seriously lost for at least the first few hours and don't know what to do with myself. I miss them and start counting the hours until I am not home alone.

Anonymous said...

Before I lay down at night I go into my little boy's room just to make sure I really have him & that I'm not just dreaming after 5 years of infertility.

Leslie Keithley

Kristi K said...

My confession is that as soon as I put my 1.5 and 3 year old boys to bed I sit in my favorite chair and veg out watching my guilty pleasure shows for an hour before getting ready for the next day (my husband is nice enough to watch my shows with me...I think he secretly likes them too, ha!).

Kaylyn said...

My confession is that I can not get through the day without my coffee. This is a lesson I have learned since having my 2nd son. Who is now 1 month old, and we have a 4 year old boy :-)

Olivia said...

Somedays my boys (5 & 3) drive me crazy and I can't wait till they go to bed. But once they go to sleep I miss them and I feel bad that they drove me nuts. So I go in and snuggle them and that always makes me feel better.

Terese said...

I sometimes want to just scream when I am the only one that notices clothes, shoes, etc laying on the floor and I have to tell my kids over and over to put these away. I sometimes they like to hear the sound of my nagging voice.

sarajane said...

Sometimes when babies wake up fussy from naps, I grit my teeth so much in frustration that I think I might chip one of them (teeth, not babies).

The Mama said...

Mama confessions ~
1. One of my favorite parts of our day is when we have snuggles before bed and Peanut falls asleep with her nestled in that spot between my neck/head and shoulder.
2. Dressing the Peanut up every day is like having a living doll and I love it!
3. I love Sunday mornings when we all hang out and play in bed.

Sarah said...

My mom confession is that I get chocolate milk with the kids meals cause I really like it!

Joan said...

My kids are out of the nest but the greankids are over all the time and I love it but when they leave I go...ahhhh....I'm glad it's not me every day now. I confess, I am glad when they leave sometimes.

BlackSunshine said...

I am 35 weeks pregnant with baby #3. I have a 5 yr old and a 2 yr old. Sometimes I am too tired to make them anything more than toast and yogurt for lunch!! They think it's lots of fun!

Colby said...

Some days I wish I were young and carefree again...remembering what life was like with no bills! ;)

j... said...

sometimes (okay okay...a LOT of the time) when i'm grocery shopping, i'll sneak RedVines licorice into my cart & sit eating it in the parking lot before i leave to go home...my husband still doesn't know :)

Stacy Milford said...

OMG! That layout is FABULOUS!!! Love everything about it! I too love to hang out in my flannel pj's for hours on end...sometimes all day Sunday after church! yikes!!!

Heather said...

I can't think of any thing to confess right now, Maybe I'm just feeling too guilty :) I am wondering what happened to your fabulous music on here? I miss it!

Carol said...

I am twenty three, a new wife, and starting my own stationary company. I am a mechanical engineer/production supervisor by day, a creative wanna-be by evening, and most nights I still wish I could get a magic kiss goodnight by my own momma.

Betsy said...

I love ICEEs still at the the age of 24! I grab them at the movies, gas station, wherever. I am also still fascinated at the way my teeth turn colors when I eat them!

Callie said...

Somedays I wish I never had to clean a toilet again!

Liz said...

Somedays we have cake for lunch!

Michelle Vandepol said...

one day i drove my kids to school in my bright red satin pj pants (telling myself that it wouldn't matter because i wasn't getting out of the car -- just school drop and then tim hortons drivethru) but then right before the drive thru some one had a bad accident in front of me and i had to get out of the car and run to the nearest house and get them to call the ambulance -- looking like aladdin's wannabe girlfriend(i haven't worn pjs outside of the house since!)

Ward said...

I confess that sometimes I watch the sitcoms on Disney Channel and Nick even when my kids aren't in the room. :) They are really funny, especially iCarly.

Nicki LUndeen said...

I have pjs that look sorta like street clothes...and I actually went to the grocery store in them late one night...It was kinda fun!

Raimi said...

I am the Mama to 4 young boys (all under the age of 10) & while I LOVE being a MOM, I enjoy the peace & quiet of my house when everyone is in their beds asleep @ teh end of the day. Thanks for the fun post & chance to win!

joelandnatalie said...

I confess that I stomped up the stairs and jumped up and down in a fit of sheer frustration -- and then turned it into a teaching moment, when I told my son, "That was me throwing a fit. Do you think that was nice?" He didn't. And I probably looked pretty silly.

susy said...

OK, gotta confess I'm sitting here in my jammies reading your blog (and nicking songs from your playlist,lol)And ewwww, I hate doing the laundry (four boys all playing sport and changing a few times a day and a hubby that works with cattle and sheep all day, phewie)I really need an Alice(Brady Bunch alice).

FamilyFunBunch said...

I must confess that somedays, I take off work...but I don't tell my kids or they will "get sick" or have some sort of "crisis". I get dressed just as I would on a normal day!!!

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

sometimes we have snacks for dinner!

BECCA said...

Somenights I set my clock ahead 1/2hour so I can get my kids in bed early, without them getting suspicous of things.....
Am I a bad mom?

Shannon :-) said...

Hi Lizzy,
You have such a beautiful Family!

I know I should not do this but,Sometimes I wake a sleeping baby. I always loved to wake my own.

Thanks..
Shannon
Stevens Point, WI.

Nicole and Gene Cope said...

I would where pj's 24 hours a day if I could...and there are times that I do. I change to go out but then put them back on when I get home. I love pajamas!

scrappylibrarian said...

Cereal for supper is just fine with me. And is ice cream really that different than milk?

ashacpatel said...

When my little one is asleep, I sneak into her room and watch her sleeping so snuggly in her crib. I love it when her lil' tushy is stickin' up in the air and her tiny, pink stuffed elephant is cuddled up to her. :)

Misti said...

I confess that I have grand intentions of not letting my 2 year old watch "too much" tv... but most days it just doesn't work out that way.

Lara said...

As a stay-at-home mom, I wore a pair of very comfortable pregnancy pants for 2 years after my youngest was born. At that time, they started to really wear. I have to admit I thought about trying to fix them and then realized I had to let them go!!!

Molly said...

Here's my confession.... I have borrowed money from my kids piggy banks to use at times when I didn't get to the bank. I am SURE I am not the only one :-)

eponinekc said...

Sometimes I wish I could just spend the whole day cuddling with my son. Of course, with him being 6 1/2, he's got other plans.
Kristie M. from Puyallup, WA

kristen said...

some days i sneak away to the computer to clear my mind...i find myself being sucked into facebook and google reader and i have to tear myself away!

Jodi said...

My confession: I sneak a sip of my husband's Coke, even though I shouldn't have the caffeine while pregnant!

Katy and Landon said...

Some days...Grant goes to bed with his clothes on b/c I didn't take the time to put him in his pj's!

Katy B.
CA

ang :o) said...

I often don't get dressed for the day until i go to work t 3:00 pm and sometimes my kids never do. :)

Lisa Doerr said...

Some days I want to quit my job so I can do more of those things you mentioned!

Anonymous said...

I always carry quarters so when one of the boys has hockey, the brothers come and watch and just love the treat at the end of the third period. I would love to win;I am expecting my fourth child and it is a girl after 3 boys:)
Michelle P.

Kaitlyn said...

My kids watch too much T.V., but we are working on that! :) Thanks for another great giveaway Liz!!!

RobinG said...

i have a cute bucket filled with different flavors of hersey kisses on my craft table!!!

RobinG said...

i have a cute bucket filled with different flavors of hersey kisses on my craft table!!!

RobinG said...

i have a cute bucket filled with different flavors of hersey kisses on my craft table!!!

RobinG said...

i have a cute bucket filled with different flavors of hersey kisses on my craft table!!!

RobinG said...

i have a cute bucket filled with different flavors of hersey kisses on my craft table!!!

Benay said...

sometimes (actually most of the time) I still feel 17, instead of my real age which is 27.

Christie M said...

I'm not a mommy, so I'll confess that I can (and have) spend days in my pjs, "stalking" all my favorite blogs! It's my new Macbook...it's just too easy now! ;)

yasmin said...

I really wish i could be a stay-at-home mom...my confession: sometimes i take a longer shower just so i can have a little break :)
yasmin

Cheeziemommie said...

I really really miss daily naptime :( Now that my kids are in "big kid" school, naptime is an extremely rare occurance! I miss grabbing some zzz with them and I miss the sweetness of their sleepy selves waking up after naps.

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