Comments for http://www.tellanothermom.com Support other Moms Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:19:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Comment on To the Moms that I can’t possibly relate to by Janet http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/08/11/to-the-moms-that-i-cant-possibly-relate-to/#comment-870 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:19:05 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=717#comment-870 Hi Carolyn,
Thank you for sharing your story here. There are so many mothers out there that have different situations and stresses to deal with, it is nice that we can still come together and support one another. I cannot relate to what you are going through, but by sharing your story you’ve opened up to the many women who may have or may still be dealing with the exact situation you described.

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Comment on To the Moms that I can’t possibly relate to by Carolyn http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/08/11/to-the-moms-that-i-cant-possibly-relate-to/#comment-869 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:15:42 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=717#comment-869 I represent the moms that I hope you never have to be able to relate to – the ones who have lost custody of their children in a divorce. There is a stigma attached to women like me. People think we must have screwed up somewhere in our parenting to have lost custody. No. I gave birth naturally, breastfed for the first full year or longer, and was blessed to be able to stay at home and raise them for 18 years, which means I was at home every day with my oldest until high school graduation. During those years I homeschooled them for 4 years, taught sunday school and vacation bible school. I survived cervical cancer. What Im saying is, dont judge us either. We support you in your daily struggles, because we are still moms ourselves. We’ve simply been ripped away from the reasons why we were living. My reasons are named Amanda, Kaitlyn, Austin, and Katerina. I want to encourage those of us who have lost our children, to never give up hope. Its Ok to cry and be sad. Its also OK to be happy. Dont be ashamed to let others see you smile. Even if you are a mother who made some mistakes and lost custody because of those choices…do this for me: Remember your children and savor the memory of their hair, the feel of their skin, the way they drew you hearts in the morning, and lift your head up high, do not be ashamed of yourself. Your children love you. To them, even if they are alienated from you, you are still the Light of their world. Remember, they will grow up and one day seek you out.

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Comment on Breastfeeding Bliss by Perfection Pending http://www.tellanothermom.com/2014/02/13/breastfeeding-bliss/#comment-855 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:14:00 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=938#comment-855 It is worth it!! But, I agree, sometimes it totally sucks! 🙂 No pun intended. I am glad those days are behind me. Not going to lie!

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Comment on Why I Don’t Want My Kids to be My Greatest Accomplishment. by Kate F. (@katefineske) http://www.tellanothermom.com/2014/02/03/dont-want-kids-greatest-accomplishment/#comment-853 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 04:30:49 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=935#comment-853 I think those are awesome AND attainable goals and look forward to you keeping us posted on their progress. 🙂 I completely agree with the idea that we need to model these type of things to our own children. I want my own children to have dreams and goals that they fully reach for. And if they don’t see me reaching for my own goals, how can I truly teach them how to succeed and love a life that includes their own dreams and goals? Kids learn so much from what they watch us adults do!

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Comment on Why I Don’t Want My Kids to be My Greatest Accomplishment. by Perfection Pending http://www.tellanothermom.com/2014/02/03/dont-want-kids-greatest-accomplishment/#comment-852 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:53:58 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=935#comment-852 I think it’s SUPER important to have goals, dreams, and accomplish them in front of my children. But, ultimately, I feel like my role as a Mom is the most important thing I will ever do in this life. And, while I would never consider my kids “trophies” I DO know that if I do my job right as a Mom, it isn’t everything, but it’s the most important thing.

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Comment on Anxiously Awaiting My Freedom… And Feeling Guilty About It. by Perfection Pending http://www.tellanothermom.com/2014/01/22/anxiously-awaiting-freedom-feeling-guilty/#comment-848 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:29:41 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=929#comment-848 I look forward to that day too! But, it’s still a good 4 years away for me!

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Comment on When It Rains… It Pours. by Shana http://www.tellanothermom.com/2014/01/08/rains-pours/#comment-847 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:07:28 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=924#comment-847 This holiday season was a blur…I am not even sure what happened but I do know it left a disaster in it’s path!

Glad to see you back and I am so glad you that already figured out that it is okay to step back from blogging when you need to 🙂 It took me ages to figure that out. Excited to keep reading in the New Year.

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Comment on When It Rains… It Pours. by Cat http://www.tellanothermom.com/2014/01/08/rains-pours/#comment-846 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:48:48 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=924#comment-846 Ditto. Sorry about the sick kiddos and the canceled plans. Hang in there! I love what you write.

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Comment on When It Rains… It Pours. by Perfection Pending http://www.tellanothermom.com/2014/01/08/rains-pours/#comment-845 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:35:06 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=924#comment-845 This is why I don’t want to leave my house in the winter. Everyone is sick, and everything is unpredictable!! 🙂 Hope everyone is on the mend soon!

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Comment on Do Perfectly Planned Vacations Really Exist? by Janet http://www.tellanothermom.com/2013/11/24/do-perfectly-planned-vacations-really-exist/#comment-826 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:21:54 +0000 http://www.tellanothermom.com/?p=910#comment-826 Thanks so much!! And I really appreciate you sharing your story. We had a great time, with all the good and crazy moments combined!

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