My name is Traci and I want to encourage all readers to take a deep breath and believe in themselves. A Mom is supposed to be an angel who knows all but also a jack-of-all-trades who can multi-task while handling all household chores and everything to do with the children. The career mothers have even more responsibilities and border on the superhero line. Itīs easy to doubt the skills of being a mother but thatīs another aspect of being one.
Iīm here to help. Iīm here to share my ideas, my laughs and pains but also to let you know that youīre human if some small part of this giant life plan doesnīt get the attention you think it should. Moms do the job of twenty but get the pay of none. Hopefully along the way they get the respect of some.
I am a Mom of four and I analyze my Motherīs parenting skills almost everyday, comparing and critiquing against modern times and my own ideas. I became a Mom at the young age of 19. I have to admit that I learned the most about being a Mom from my children. I wasnīt the best but I definitely learned what works, what doesnīt, what inspires and what I need to take responsibility for. I became a grandmother the same year that I became a new mother the last time. I survived giving birth, breastfeeding, potty training, daycare, divorce, dating, and working while being a Mom. I also lived through losing a job, having children on medication, and going to college while being a Mom.
I am looking forward to helping out where ever I can. I have 26 years experience of being a Mother and almost 3 years experience being a grandmother. I also have the unique experience of toting around 2 babies while strangers ask if they are twins. I have to explain that one is my child and the other is my grandchild. Once, I was asked how old they were. I simply said one was 18 months and the other was 20 months. The woman made a weird face and asked how the heck that could happen. Either way, I am happy to give kind words of wisdom to anyone who needs it. When it comes to Moms, I donīt think there could ever be too much help.
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