Wednesday, August 11, 2010

If I'm A Good Mother

It's only because of....

Air conditioning
Nap time
My husband
Pandora
Blog friends
Popsicles
Date night
Faith
Early bed times
Friends (as in Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey, and Phoebe)
My mom
Swingsets
Out-of-season fruit, paid for with top dollar
Shade
Hose water
Pizza on a weekly rotation
DVD's
My grandma's influence
Betty Crocker
Curious George
Crayons
Donuts
Black-out window shades
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What things -- whether simple or profound -- help you to be a better parent, just by helping you get through the days?

13 comments:

  1. Oh man...

    If I'm a good mother it's only because of...

    2 hour naps
    one night a week out with friends
    my hubby
    my mom
    berries!
    Nick Jr.
    Coffee
    Silly faces that make me forget the tantrums
    Early bed times
    books (for me and my kiddo)
    and a lot of prayer.

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  2. Haha, Pandora greatly improves my mothering too :)

    Lately I've been also been relying on: (decaf) iced coffee [for me, obviously], sewing during naptime, and old Nickelodeon cartoons on Netflix instant play [for them, obviously; although I am a little partial to vintage Rugrats episodes] :)

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  3. PBS Kids
    Chocolate
    Starbucks
    Diet Coke

    And half of your list :)

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  4. It's definitely because of:
    - Naptime
    - Graham Crackers
    - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
    - Husband
    - Friends
    - My Laptop
    - A fenced in back yard
    - Slobbery wet kisses
    - Coffee
    - The Gym
    - Mom blogs

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  5. haha, love the list. I would have to say

    diet coke
    coffee
    iced tea (sense a theme here?)
    tv
    video games
    dvd's (another them?)

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  6. Good list! Mine would include but not be limited to:
    Naptime
    My mom
    My husband of course
    Blogging and Google...oh heck the whole darn internet
    Ice Cream

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  7. This is great!!

    Ok....

    NETFLIX!!!! (I love you instant play!!)
    Books
    board games
    my sweet hubby
    chocolate :)

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  8. White noise
    Dogs who double as vacuums
    My secret stash of M&Ms

    I'd be lost (or crazy) without these.

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  9. crock pots, coffee, dates, girls nights, diet dr pepper, running.

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  10. The progeny are all grown but I can tell you that they wouldn't have reached adulthood without

    VHS tapes of old musicals
    2 hour naps
    a big back yard with lots of bugs
    HHBL
    sewing
    gardening
    the library
    reading together

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  11. Amelia Bedelia and Flat Stanley, M&Ms, the fenced-in backyard, my iPhone, Burt's Bees milk and honey lotion, drinkable yogurt, handmedowns, a husband who supports my "me" time.

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  12. Hot tea, chapter books, and the story chair!

    Great list!

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  13. A friend shared a link to your post. Inspired to blog my own If I'm A Good Mother :)

    Life...as I see it

    (I just started playing with HTML. Hopefully the link works)

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Hmm...And how did that make you FEEL?