Mom Wins: Celebrating the Simple Things

Today I am posting on the Knoxville Moms Blog about the little things that can make a mom’s day great. Sometimes we have to enjoy the little things, right? 

Mom Wins

Once upon a time, I did stuff. Doesn’t sound like much of a fairy tale, but it is compared to what I do now. I mean, I do stuff now, but not like STUFF stuff. Re-painting the deck, cleaning the gutters, Pinterest-ifying my garage – or anything else for that matter – these are just things that I can’t do with small kids at home. Most days I stay in my pajamas until 15 minutes before my husband gets home, at which point I throw on some clothes so he won’t know I’ve been in my pajamas all day long, struggling just to keep myself and 4 other tiny people alive. Sometimes we just have to celebrate whatever wins we can get, even the very, very small ones… like these:

  • Getting out of bed before the children come get you/cry for breakfast/jump on your face. Bonus points if your teeth get brushed too!
  • Peeing alone! Don’t even try getting away with #2 though – you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.
  • Getting winked at while you’re pumping gas into your minivan while wearing sweats, a low ponytail, and no makeup. That dude may be a creeper, but yeah, you still got it!
  • Actually wearing makeup and real clothes to Target and running into someone you know! Bonus points if it’s someone you knew before kids!

To read the rest of my list, click here and visit this post on the Knoxville Moms Blog. What are the little victories you celebrate? Share your mom wins in the comments!


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