Author Archives: One Messy Mama

The Pee Files

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Why is it that boys just cannot aim straight? We have two little guys, and I can tell you from experience… no amount of “training” helps. Yes, I know using the word ‘training’ might make it sound like we think they’re puppies, but that’s exactly what it is – ‘training’. Day after day we keep hoping they’ll stay focused on… Read more »

The Everlasting Impact

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Growing up without a father meant that, among other things, I always found it difficult to understand and appreciate the dynamics and beauty of a relationship between a father and his child(ren)… That is, until I got married. It was a strange sight to see. The love and adoration my kids feel for this man that holds my heart! To… Read more »

The Painful Truth

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That moment… you look into each others’ eyes, you say I do, and for those few seconds time stops…  Absolute bliss, perfect romance, pure delight and unwavering love. The next few years seem to rush by in a flash. You make a home, putting your own unique touch on everything from furniture to cutlery. You embark on new adventures and explore all… Read more »

Forgive Me Son

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You have so many defining moments as a parent. Those moments that make you think and feel so deeply it’s almost unfathomable. You can’t explain it, really, you just know that this moment will change your life. Well, I had a moment just like that a few weeks back. My 4 year old was driving me up the wall. He… Read more »

Daily Pleasures

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My husband and I found ourselves oversleeping this morning. Which doesn’t happen often and after yesterday’s eventful wake up call, (Read my blog post “Are You Cross Mommy?”)  it felt good to have a little reprieve and lie in! There were no major hiccups with the morning routine. No tears or tantrums. My eldest was sent off to school all… Read more »

Are You Cross Mommy?

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You just know your morning is going to be fantastic when you’re woken up by your 3 year old throwing up… She’s in your bed, so you launch into a slow motion ninja move straight out of some action movie just to get her to the bathroom in time…  This is all before the clock hits 6:00 am! You find yourself… Read more »

Finding Your Voice.

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So, here it is… my first post… I’m incredibly excited for this next phase in my life, but at the same time all those familiar doubts and insecurities that come with trying something new just keep creeping in. What if this doesn’t work? What if I fail?  What if I end up like my kids do so often at the… Read more »