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2016 Top Blog Posts

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2016 is the year I became a mommy blogger! I’ve had lots of positive experiences along the way, so it was a lot of fun to take a look at my stats and see what the TOP POSTS were this year. I enjoy the blogging challenge, and have big dreams for 2017. Thank you for following along and supporting me!


Top Viewed:

2016 Top Blog Posts

Why are parents saying sorry all the time? These are the 7 things parents shouldn’t feel the need to apologize for…ever! …read more HERE


Top Recipe:

2016 Top Blog Posts

You can use shredded chicken in almost any dinner recipe. I share a whole week of shredded chicken recipes, including my favorite BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich…read more HERE


Top Article:

Originally published on Her View From Home.

2016 Top Blog Posts

I didn’t have to explain why my day did not go as planned, or what I wasn’t able to get done…all I had to say was, “I’m not OK today.” …read more HERE


Top DIY:

2016 Top Blog Posts

This is a low-cost and easy DIY Halloween Costume. It’s a Pokeball (Pokemon Ball) girl tutu costume that is adorable for any age! …read more HERE


Top Blogging Tips:

2016 Top Blog Posts

Updating some of your blog post images can help bring more traffic to your blog! Check out the blog post image tips that have worked well for me…read more HERE


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2016 Top Blog Posts

I’m Not OK Today

There may be affiliate links in this post, but they have no impact on my writing. All opinions are my own.

   

Originally published on Her View From Home.

I'm Not OK Today

After a long day at work, my husband bursts through the front door loudly singing an upbeat song which I’m sure he heard on the radio during his drive home. Heck, I heard him singing all the way up the front steps, he doesn’t even need to announce, “Honey, I’m home!”

He is the perfect picture of a happy guy coming home to his girls.

I, on the other hand, had on my grungy clothes, messy hair pulled back, no makeup, fussy baby on my hip (who didn’t take an afternoon nap), a barking dog, two cats howling at me for dinner, and the tune of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse going through my mind over and over and over again.

I think this is the perfect picture of a SAHM.

I quickly hand over the baby and corral the animals to their feeding places so a little peace and quiet can be enjoyed…except that my husband keeps loudly singing.  I give him a glance, so he asks, “Are you OK?”

I wish I could go through the list of everything I didn’t get done around the house today, I still need to fold laundry, cook dinner, feed the baby, take a shower, and enjoy just a little peace and quiet.  Even though I haven’t talked full sentences all day, my mind is mush, so all I can mutter is, “I’m not OK today.”

My vision for the day did not go as planned.  The unexpected happened, and it continued throughout the day.  I was lucky enough to stay in a state of mind to not beat myself up about it, but now that my husband is home I start to feel unaccomplished, messy, and I mentally start to beat myself up.  How do I explain this to him?

As I’m fumbling through the kitchen to put something together for dinner, he sets the baby up in her highchair and feeds her dinner.  OK, that’s one thing that’s no longer on my to-do list.  After we eat, he helps me fold the laundry and put the clothes away, so another thing I no longer need to do.  He then offers to put the baby to bed so I can take a shower. I sigh…there’s my peace and quiet!

At the end of the night, he was the one who stepped up and helped me get past my difficult day. He didn’t come home expecting a clean house, he came home to be with his girls.  I wish I could go back to his arrival home and jump into his arms, give him a big kiss and start singing with him!  It’s a great reminder: some days he will need me to be the loud singer to lift his spirits.

The perfect picture of a SAHM includes someone special to be there and understand when your day doesn’t go OK.  I didn’t have to explain why my day did not go as planned, or what I wasn’t able to get done…all I had to say was, “I’m not OK today.”


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