A Tale of Two Mommies

…because more seems excessive…


Obviously, “Mom” is a large part of my identity, but there other things I try to remember that shaped my world view and my approach to raising my children, loving my husband, and engaging with humanity. I’m a special educator by trade. More specifically, I’ve worked in various capacities with at-risk, delinquent, and incarcerated adolescents and adults. I am a licensed social worker, and try to incorporate these values to improve the world around me even if I do not strictly work in the field.

I try to use the experiences of my past and relationships with my friends and family to enrich the small moments that add up to the big ones. I can’t say that I appreciate every minutia…wiping poop out of a small tushie twice in the span of ten minutes is a bit of a drag when all I want to do is eat the mac ‘n’ cheese I made from scratch that is cooling with each artful maneuver my son makes to avoid a new diaper. But, I can celebrate that I managed to clean said tushie without smearing fecal matter all over my pinky.

This blog serves as a therapeutic outlet and a way to process the responsibility of raising a good and contributing member of society…preserve the laughs and memories, and maybe help someone along the way.


6 responses to “About

  1. apprehensively expecting May 17, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Hi Stephanie and thank you for your comment. I’ve spoken to other friends/people who have had the same feeling. It’s so hard to describe because it feels like or seems like I’m so ungrateful. Hard to communicate that isn’t where it all comes from. This feeling has just been nagging at me. I had no intention of submitting anything about it, but I’ve found that it’s just bubbling and it’s hard to have relief. My husband and I are due a real discussion, but it just isn’t the time right now, so I have to wait. The waiting is killing me right now… 😉

    Oh, and congratulations on your news!


  2. Stephanie Payne May 17, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I read your article, “Never Happy:Yearning for a Third.” You are not alone. I felt the same way. I had three but always felt like there was supposed to be a number four. My husband would have been happy with two :). I too was reluctant to get rid of things. And I tried to savor all the little moments not sure if the third child would be my last. No matter how much I tried to tell myself 3 is enough be thankful for what you have I could never shake it. Finally this year we had #4! A sweet baby boy, there is a 5 year gap between the youngest two, which I would have never planned but we are loving every minute.Hopefully after your husband forgets about the night time feedings he will be open to one more. At the end of life what else is going to matter. Our family is what we will carry with us,

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  3. lana chunnar March 15, 2016 at 11:30 am

    like your about page 🙂


  4. Diya of Pen2Needle March 13, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Hilarious About page. I am so going to Follow because apparently I find parental trauma entertaining 😉


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