Being A Present Mom

I’d be lying if i said i was a Present Mom 100% of the time. That is probably one of the biggest Mom guilts i feel. Every day that passes i wish i were more Present the day before. In fact while writing this post I’m regretting not being with my son snuggling.

While i was watching a mentor speak about her success it brought me to tears when she broke down about the tragic loss of her 3yr old daughter a few months ago, and how she would give it all up just to hold her again, and that NOTHING is worth it. But of course, nothing is worth it when you are comparing it to a love of a child.

I was brought to tears not only because of a fellow mother’s heartache but because she had NO regrets, and she WAS a Present Mom, and really never took a moment for granted. That is why i was brought to tears. I WOULD have regret. Mostly not being as Present as I could Be.

I will strive to be a better mom everyday, and try my hardest to BE Present. I want to leave this world with no regrets, no looking back, and knowing i Raised the Shit out of those kids and was there for them every minute. Thank you Madison Vining for the passionate reminders you give all of us moms.

Dear Moms

Dear moms out there, or moms to be…. I’m sure you hear it all the time, “They grow so fast! Time flies! Enjoy it now!” Which is so very true.


They do grow fast…..but while they are growing, they might talk back to you, give you attitude, tell you they don’t like you, or get upset when you don’t give them everything they want.


Time DOES fly……But also some days are so very long, and sometimes you DO want to get away from them to take a breath, or wander around Costco or Target or even sit in your car alone to get away.


Enjoy every Minute……And while we try to enjoy every minute, some minutes aren’t enjoyable and are almost unbearable.


But I’ll tell you one thing, i can preach all i want about what we should do as moms and still i struggle….but i know one day when he is opening that door for me, paying for my lunch, or buying me a gift just because, I will look back at all those things and KNOW i did something right