part forum. part confession. part celebration.

28. Pile on the Love August 19, 2011

Filed under: Story — somemother @ 1:20 pm
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ESTABLISHING YOURSELF (a few details that help somemothers know what they have in common with you).

I am 33 years old.

I am shacked up! 

I have 3 children. Here are their ages/genders: Boy, 6, girl, 20 mos, girl, 4 mos

I stay home.

I am um… I guess middle middle? 

I live rural.

I rent.

I completed high school and a TON of college hours, but not enough of the right ones for a degree.

I am straight. Mostly.

Of note about my ethnicity and/or cultural background. I identify myself as Texan before everything else, even before American.



  1. The most significant aspect of my upbringing.  My parents were married to each other my entire life, until my dad died when I was 27.
  2. My best advice to mothers about to enter the stage of child rearing that I just went through. Do what you can to NOT have two in diapers at once. It’s stressful and VERY expensive.
  3. Something that concerns me about my children.  That they’ll have my bad habits – especially my laziness.
  4. My absolute worst mothering moment (so far).  Was watching TV and picked my toddler up (in a dark room) and put him up on my shoulder, banging his face against the chair I was in, busting his lip. I didn’t even realize why he was screaming until I saw the blood. It was HORRIBLE. He’s 6 and I still feel like shit about it.
  5. What annoys me most about other mothers.  When they don’t answer their kids. Mommy? Mommy? Mama! Mommy? Just LISTEN to the damn kid for a minute.
  6. I am happiest when they’re sleeping.
  7. I am saddest when they’re not here.
  8. My biggest fear losing one.
  9. I am ashamed of how much I yell.
  10. Something I need to forgive.  My dad for dying on me.
  11. Something I wish I could say to someone.  “Grow the hell up, quit whining about how hard you have it, and do what needs to be done.”
  12. Something I have never told anyone.  Not much. I have a big mouth.
  13. Something I am trying to change about myself.  My habit of blaming others for my problems.
  14. My biggest accomplishment.  My beautiful, brilliant babies. And my blog.
  15. I wish I could find a way to contribute financially, but still be home with the babies.
  16. Something my relationship with my mother has taught me about parenting.  Love love love love love. Pile on the love.
  17. Something my relationship with my father has taught me about parenting.  Physical affection is important.
  18. How I would describe my faith life.  I am spiritual and have a strong faith. I wish I could find a church that didn’t piss me off.
  19. Something I hope will be different for me by this time next year.  I hope that we have more money, and I hope I’m bringing some of it in!
  20. Something important about my story that hasn’t been captured by the questions above.
  21. BONUS: A question you would like to see added to this list that readers can respond to in the comments.

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