2010 22/12

Wanted: Real Moms

I don’t know how else to say it other than – I want a group of real moms! I want to have a group of women who gets together over coffee or wine and talks about real issues.  The hard stuff.  The stuff that we’re not supposed to talk about.  The stuff that we deal with every single day.

I want a group of moms who aren’t afraid to admit that parenting is not all sunshines and rainbows.  That some days it sucks.  That some days you have no idea what you’re doing and you wonder how in the hell you got yourself into this.

I want a group of moms who aren’t vying for Mother of the Year.  Who don’t put on this mask that their children are always well behaved and their house always clean.  I don’t care if you are 20 or 60; if your kids are 3 or 30; if you have one child or 10.  I just want real.  I want authentic.  I want honesty.  

I want a group of women who can talk about issues and offer advice without judging. Who can listen. Whether they are going through a certain obstacle or will be.  Or if they’ve dodged that bullet but are experiencing rapid fire from another direction.

I want a group of women who can cry.  Who can laugh.  Who can open up.  Not just discuss a book or dvd or study questions, but who can discuss life, the trenches, the milestones, the hardships, the joy.

I want a group of moms who I can call up on the third day of Christmas break and say “HELP!” and they know.  They understand.  Because they wanted to scream that too.

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4 Comments

  • i am in let me know when the group forms!!! I feel ya! thanks for your honesty!

  • Oh please, where can I sign up Stacey? Seriously! BTW, is there something I can do to make this week easier for you? Chaos reigns here if you’d like to drop your girls off to join the party for awhile tomorrow while you get a quiet cup of coffee or finish wrapping.

  • Seriously this what I NEED! I work full time because I have to – not because I want to and have a constant battle of trying to get things done around the house and spending time with my kids without being short tempered because I am pulled in 13 different directions. I’ll bring the wine (or coffee)!

  • Count me in, I am a mother of 5 children, ages 25, 23, 21, 20 and a 8 year old..and my 20 year old son, surprised me last July with a grand baby…ole Lord…what to do!!!

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