A Mothers’ Fathers Day Tribute 

Most think that men have it easy being a dad. This could not be further from the truth. Just as mothers, fathers have to sacrifice so much for their families. 

It is a different and yet equally important journey. 

We need to start cherishing our fathers for who they are and supporting them…

…to every father that is taking care of children on his own

…to every father that is locked up, loving his children from a distance…

…to every dad that feels like he is not important…

…to every father that passed away and spent their life loving their kids…

…to every stay-at-home dad…

…to every father that shows up…

…to the man that leads his kids by example…

…to every granddad that basically loves his grandkids more than his own kids…

…to the father that will play dress-up with his daughter…

…to every dad that goes to sporting events at 8am

…to every father that has to find somewhere to change a diaper, because there are no changing tables in mens restrooms…

…to the man that changes his voice and does impressuons when reading to his kids…

…to every dad that is raising young boys to be men…

…to the father whose daughter just got their first period…

…to every dad that works long shifts to support his kids…

…to the father trying to afford child support

…to the man that respects his baby mama because he loves his kids…

…to every dad that tries to fix their mistakes…

…to the dad that puts together every toy, installs car seat, raspberries their kids bellies, give piggy back rides, kisses his children while they sleep, holds his child’s hand, cries at his child’s birth, talks in a high pitch when he is speaking to his baby, smiles and plays with his child even when he is hurt…

…to the father that puts his kids first, we mothers love and appreciate you. ❤

-Pinkspen 💋

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5 Greatest Things about Toddlers

Being a new mom is a journey! 💋 It is a weight gaining, energy lowering, tears shedding, and yet, a beauitful and joyful journey

My daughter is my first and only, and at 18 months or 1.5 years old, I am realizing that this is the age I am going to miss with her; the age right before the terrible-two’s. 

Here are the 5 Greatest Things about Toddlers

1. So polite. 

If you are raising your children to respect their elders and to be kind, they will say please and thank you for everything. It is over the top. 

My daughter says “tank yous” when she is giving me something that I asked her for. Sometimes, she will give me something, and she will say “tank yous” and “ya wehcome.”

2. So loving!

I know that one day, maybe not at age 2, but one day the spontaneous hugs and kisses will stop. When I ask for a kiss, my daughter will run away from me like it is a game, but sometimes when I least expect it, she will give me 10 kisses in a row and say “luva yous” and I melt…. 😍

3. So fearless!

Who dives face first into the carpet? Who closes the door behind them in a dark room? Who tries to climb over the couch to get behind the couch? Who has on mutliple occassions, while saying “hot” try to touch the stove? Toddlers! 

They have some fears, but they are learning and are willing to try new things, like seeing if they can handle rolling off the bed! 

4. So persistent!

Yes, being asked repeatedly if she can go “upa there” meaning, “pick me up, I want to see whatever your doing up there, I am too short.” 

My child is beyond persistent, and she is curious. If she wants something she will not give up. Even when she gets frustrated, she will cry, flip out, compose herself and then try again. 

She spent about 30 minutes yesterday trying to fasten the straps in her high chair, and she was not sitting in it.

5. So joyful!

Have you ever seen a child laugh while crying? That is my daughter. Toddlers fall out, cry, scream, yell, but somehow, 1 minute later, they are completely over it, smiling and laughing. 

Joy is embedded in children when they are born into a healthy enviornment, and even without, a toddler can find the joy in life when adults can’t. It can be a bubble, lights, a box, or rocks (my daughter).

Adults can’t do this over-and-over again. Seeing her smile, hearing her laugh, makes life so magical. There is nothing like a happy child. 
You just have to love a toddler. 

-Pinkspen 💋

a Mother’s Day Love Letter 

To my dearest child,

I could not see you smile, hear you laugh, or hold you in my arms, but I loved you in the womb. 

You came into this world a surprise to mommy, but it was a beautiful surprise….

The first time I held you, we cried together as you immediately latched to my breast. 

Seeing you smile, makes me smile. 

Hearing you laugh, makes me laugh. 

From your first words to your first steps, I fall more-and-more in love with you.

You are the greatest Mother’s Day gift! I will love you forever, entirely.

Your mother,

-Pinkspen 💋

Becoming a mom was and is the best part of my life. Is it tough? Yes! Do I get frustrated? Yes! Would I have it any other way? Not for anyone or anything in this world. 

Attention Parents!!!

As a parent, I know what it is like to have someone judge, criticize, or comment on your parenting style. It’s irritating.

What really grinds my gears, is when someone that does not have children try to provide their insight or advice on parenting…

Although, I feel that no one has the right to judge someone’s parenting, unless they are physically, mentally, or emotionally harming  child, there are those things that truly upset me that some parents do!

Attention Parents, there are 5 things we need to stop doing:

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