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I Am Not As Strong As You Think I Am

It is possible that I am typing this post with tears in my eyes. Frustrated, tired, at the end of my rope tears. Not because anything in particular is wrong. Not because I have any real complaints in life. But because I get up everyday thinking I can do it, I can handle it and I can succeed at everything my life entails. But I go to bed every night feeling like I did not do enough, I did not accomplish enough and that I need 15 more hours in the day just to make a dent. I feel like I let…

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Added by Lori Pace on September 5, 2014 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

'No One Can Do It Better Than I Can': The Motherhood Curse

No one can take care of my children better than I can. No they can't. No they can't! NO THEY CAN'T!

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OK, yes they can but I will not admit it, concede to it or acknowledge it no matter how rational your argument is! OK Fiiinnnneeeeeee..... I admit it.…

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Added by Lori Pace on July 2, 2014 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

I Want to Microchip My Kids

I don't want to lose my kids.

Not even for a day. Not for a moment, a minute, a second. Not at all.

But as I hear of case after case of children going missing, being taken by strangers, people the family knows, non-custodial parents, getting lost in game machines...  yes, that happened - I get more and more concerned about how to protect…

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Added by Lori Pace on April 17, 2014 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

I am Not His Ex-Wife, I am Their Mother

I realize that this post might ruffle a few feathers. I realize that I am speaking from my own experience. And I realize that my ex-husband will read this and unleash yet another round of hatred and immaturity on me. I also realize that all family units are not the same. Not all mothers are on the 'best' list and that men are screwed over by woman in the name of the children almost daily. I do live in the real world. But, some of us are doing everything we are supposed to do and still being…

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Added by Lori Pace on March 3, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

A Prayer for my Motherhood

One day I will be sitting across from one of my daughters, big eyes staring, hopeful, silently pleading, and she will be asking me to trust her. She will want to go out with a boy I don't like, attend a party that scares me, go to a concert of a band I think is rediculous. She will be asking for me to let her go. To let her grow up. To let her make the same mistakes I did.

I won't want to. …

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Added by Lori Pace on February 22, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

All They Wanted Was Me

My kids take me through a myriad of emotions almost daily. From laughter to frustration to heart warming love to just plain 'How the heck am I ever going to get through this day?" But every moment is awesome. Even when I am on the verge of crawling into a lions den. Wearing BBQ sauce.…

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Added by Lori Pace on January 18, 2014 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

I Don't Want to Die

I sure hope this does not turn out to be one of those ironic pieces on the news where a mom drops dead and her words come back to bite her. You know the ones I am talking about. 'Body found, she seemed to predict it'. The truth is, I don't want to die. Like.. ever. But since that is not plausible then we will go with, I don't want to die until my kids are adults.

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I have never had a fear of actually dying and I still don't. However…

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Added by Lori Pace on November 23, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

Little Smiles Make Our World Go 'Round

Little Smiles from my children make my heart fill with warmth; and I realize those little things matter when parenting.  It is not always easy to remember our smallest of gestures can make a child beam with delight.  So, what are those little things that make our kiddos so happy?

Surprising Katie at school to have lunch with her.  Wow! Simply sweetness for the Momma's…

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Added by Lori Pace on November 10, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

Raising Daughters: Teaching Kids to Support Each Other

Last year, two of my three daughters were the cutest cheerleaders you have ever seen! My youngest was too little for a squad back then. With the divorce, I had to curb cheerleading but have managed to get them back into tumbling at the same gym. I am hoping, God willing, that I can put them all back on the squad next year. Because I am raising daughters, I want them to be able to do something they love and are proud of that builds self esteem.…



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Added by Lori Pace on September 26, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Motherhood Nation: Stuff's Just Funny Y'all

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Things can get heavy really quickly in motherhood. Really heavy. The pressure of having to get everything done along with dealing with little personalities that are changing every day can get overwhelming in no time.…

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Added by Lori Pace on September 24, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

Raising a Daughter: What if Your Daughter Were Miley Cyrus?

Miley Cyrus has certainly stirred up some serious controversy lately. She gyrated at the VMA's and took a lot more slack than her counter part, Robin Thicke, and has a new video 'Wrecking Ball' out that is shocking the moral code of America - again. As a mom raising a daughter -actually, three - I should be offended, outraged and speaking loudly about how inappropriate this young woman is and that I don't… Continue

Added by Lori Pace on September 23, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Raising Strong Confident Daughters: Giving it Back to Them

When my girls were born, there was nothing in this world that I could imagine would ever make me angry with them. The euphoria of watching this little thing that grew inside of me, something that was truly a part of me, something that only I knew from the very beginning of her formation, bonded me to them like I could have never imagined. But raising strong confident daughters concerns me now. In order to do that, I think, I have to start giving it back to them. The same patience, calmness…

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Added by Lori Pace on September 19, 2013 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Motherhood Nation: Admitting We Are Lonely

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Being a mom can be a challenge that is draining in it's own right. The schedule of handling kids, the house, the finances, the shopping, and life in general can be exhausting. Not…

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Added by Lori Pace on September 10, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

Raising Future Wives

I was a wife once, a good wife. At least until it all started to fall apart. But it dawned on me the other day that, with three daughters, I am now raising future wives.

When I was an engaged wife, dinner was on the table, the babies-  one after another - were taken care of, the house was clean and laundry was done. I managed the money, the household and anything else I needed to to make sure my ex - husband did not have any responsibility except bringing home the paycheck.  My ex -…

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Added by Lori Pace on September 5, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

Motherhood Nation: Cheetos Are An Acceptable Breakfast

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Years ago, when my youngest child was under 16 months and I had a newborn, I had a friend that I spent a lot of time with. We were both stay at home moms with husbands who worked long hours. …

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Added by Lori Pace on August 29, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

Motherhood Nation: My Way Does Not Have to be Your Way

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Motherhood is not a competition. There are no ribbons given out, no season finales and no lifelong achievement awards given by third parties. If there were, I am sure that most of us would kick it up a notch and…

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Added by Lori Pace on August 19, 2013 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Motherhood Nation: Not Every Day Has to be Perfect

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I can admit that out of a seven day week, I get may be 1 or 2 really good days with my kids. Days when I get everything done that I want to with them. I play with them, am totally engaged, am charming and the best…

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Added by Lori Pace on August 15, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Motherhood Nation: Put Yourself in HER Shoes

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I was at the store the other day, lazily walking down the aisle, trying to figure out what to get my kid that has everything for her birthday.…

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Added by Lori Pace on August 14, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

Motherhood Nation: I AM a GOOD MOM!

You know that mom who has that perfectly clean house, the kids with the matching bows, dresses and shoes no matter what, and the slim waistline that begs the question, "Did she really have those kids?"? Yes.  She has problems too.

 

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You know that mom whose child is outside in just a diaper, never has on any make up and can't seem to…

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Added by Lori Pace on August 14, 2013 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Raising Daughters Despite the Fears

I have accepted the fact that I have many.... many....  irrational fears about raising my daughters.  I still check on them at night to make sure they are breathing and I still cut their grapes into tiny pieces so that they don't choke on them.

Friends sometimes make fun of me but I take it.  It is how I am.  Being a person that experienced a lot of loss in my early life, the thought of anything happening to my kids is unbearable.  And I bet I am not alone. …

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Added by Lori Pace on July 17, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

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