Welcome to Messy Motherhood – Formally Dirt and Boogers
On Messy Motherhood, we’re going to bust the myth of the super-mom, and embrace our imperfections.
We can be real here, we can tell our stories, and get proven tips that work! Because that’s what Mothers need.
We don’t need people beating us down and telling us how much we’re messing up.
We need a guilt-free, judgment-free zone where we can be real about the messiness of Motherhood.
That’s what Messy Motherhood is all about.
we are women, doing the work of many.
we are constantly studying and learning new insights about our kids.
we feel such intense love for our kids that we worry about messing them up.
we feel such pressure that sometimes we yell.
we manage the house, work, school, relationships, and have a to do list longer than Mark Zuckerberg could ever dream of having,
and, we’re learning to put ourselves back on that list!
You Are A Good Mom!
Trust me, you are!
I know, you’re probably thinking, “she knows nothing about me!” But the truth is, if you are here reading about parenting and trying to do better, then you are a great parent already.
Good parents try. Bad parents don’t.
Since we are trying to do better, we go searching for some good tips and advice to make this parenting gig easier. But…
“Kids don’t come with a manual”
We hear that all the time, but yet we still look for the “right way”. We scour parenting blogs and books searching for that golden advice that will solve all our problems with our kids. The truth is…that there is no such thing.
Parenting is hard. It just is. Most parents are thrown into it without any training, yet are expected to excel. So, we end up feeling like failures from time to time…or all the time.
So, during those times when you feel like you’re failing, I want you to know that you can come here. Because here you’ll find that…
- It’s normal to feel like you’re failing and that nothing you’re doing is working.
- It’s normal to find yourself in a Mom Funk where you are irritable and angry with your kids.
- It’s normal to feel the crushing loneliness of motherhood.
- It’s normal to feel madly in love with your kids one minute, and then want nothing to do with them the next.
I hope that you come here and understand that it’s normal, but also get some tips and encouragement to get out of the funk.
Who Am I?
Hey there, I’m Amanda. I was a Mental Health Counselor who worked with children and mothers in both individual and group counseling environments before I became a Stay at Home Mom to two boys. I have a Bachelors Degree in Child Development and Family Studies and a Masters in Counseling where I specialized in Play Therapy.
I left my job in 2010 when I had my oldest son. Because my husband is in the military and we move a lot. In the 11 years I’ve been married, we’ve lived in 7 different homes across 6 different states. I love the adventure, but maintaining a license while moving so often is difficult. So, I decided to share my love of children and families on the internet instead.
I adore being a blogger, but my most important job is being the Mom to my two boys. J is my kind, sweet, and insightful 7-year-old, and E is my happy, cuddly, and hilarious 4-year-old.
“Since becoming a Mom, I’ve felt the same doubt, uncertainty, and guilt that every parent feels. I thought that my education and experience prepared me for motherhood, but I had no idea!” – Amanda
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