Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Let's Hear it for The Moms!

Psychology Today recently had an article titled Autism Moms Rock.

In my opinion, it applies to moms who have children with any kind of special need.  It's a great read and gives a nice bit of recognition to those mothers working hard for their special kids everyday.

But I also know lots of moms with typical kids who rock, too.

Take my cousin, Kristin.  She's putting her teaching degree to wonderful use and is homeschooling her oldest son in preparation for kindergarten next year.  You can follow along in her adventures at The Hayden Family blog.

And another Kristen, who works tirelessly reading labels, researching, identifying, tweaking and re-tweaking her son's diet to both improve his behavior and help him feel better.  You can read her words of wisdom in her blog, Ivy League.

How about Piper, the mother of four children ages 8, 6, 5 and 4 who makes it look easy.  Her house runs like a well-oiled machine.  And she makes time for homeschooling, teaching math classes for an online learning program, creating beautiful scrapbooks, and doing some seriously extreme couponing.

Liz, a fellow pastor's wife.  Kim and her... count 'em... five sons.  Both ladies striving to be exactly the moms God wants them to be.

I could go on and on about all the moms I know who rock.  I could write a whole nother blog about awesome moms I know and never run out of material!

But what about you?

What makes you rock?

Maybe you're a party planner extraordinaire.  Or maybe you channel your inner actress when reading bedtime stories.  Maybe you're a champion booger picker - it's all in the pinkie, am I right??

Today, I want you to give yourself a shout out.

Don't be shy!

Brag on yourself.  Or if you just can't bring yourself to do it, brag on a mom you know.

Tell me what makes you rock.

And dads - we know you rock, too.  Maybe Psychology Today will write an article just for the men...

Now.  Let the comments begin!


  1. I'm going to brag on my mom, she and I always joked when I was little that we wanted to look like those women who ALWAYS have it together. You know who I'm talking about, the ladies with perfect hair tons of service activities and the perfect accessories. What my mom still doesn't understand is she is totally one of those ladies! Not only does she have it all together on the outside she has it together on the inside, she keeps up with all three of us kids and our crazy schedules and still plans plenty of time for us all to be together.
    Love ya mom!

  2. Great job, Morgan! Your words are sweet and I know your mom will be touched.

  3. I like to joke about it, but my alter-ego... my super-hero self is a lady known as The Itsy Bitsy Spider. This lady designs crochet patterns and makes dollies. I guess you could say that she's a bit off her rocker for trying to fit a few balls of yarn in here and there between IEP planning, doctors, therapists, and everything else! If you want to meet her, you can check her out here ==> http://itsybitsyspidercrochet.blogspot.com/

  4. Mom2LittleMiss - I love your super-hero self! Those are exactly the kinds of things that help you keep your sanity in between all the other stuff. :) My middle daughter (Reagan) is a knitter herself - designs patterns, too. I do not have the patience for that kind of stuff but I always admire someone who does!


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