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March 31, 2015

Introducing: Mom Confessions

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I want to introduce a new segment on the blog.  Once in a month, I'll be hosting "Mom Confessions". I have no problems admitting I'm not a perfect mom.  I hope this is a place where you can share your less-than-shining moments without judgement!

To introduce the series, I'm talking about what makes me a mean mom.





Dear Kids of Mine,

   You know I've never professed to be the perfect mom.  I don't keep a perfect house. I lose my patience.  A lot.  I don't always make the best parenting choices- like that time I let little D swing from the really high rope swing he swore he could handle, then he let go, crashed to the ground, and tore open his lip.

Yes, moments like that don't shine me in the best light.  But though I might tend towards being a strict mom, I'm not usually a mean mom.

The other day, I have to admit it-- I was mean.  

I may or may not have told someone to shut up.

I may or may not have said "What's the matter with you?"

I may or may not have grabbed all the toys left on the floor after the boys "cleaned" their room and thrown them in the garbage.

When you told me "You've been mean all day!", I realized I wasn't acting like myself.  Something was making me angrier than normal, and after going through a mental checklist, I realized I was hungry.

When my days are busy, I often subsist on leftover crackers from D's lunch and a spoonful of peanut butter.  Those are the days my temper flares easily
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So kids, I'm sorry what I did and said when I was hangry- you know, hungry + angry?  
Next time I'll make sure to grab a SNICKERS® bar at Walgreens, so I don't take my hunger out on you.

Apparently, I turn into a mean mom when I'm hungry.  


Love, your Mom


Parents:  If you are prone to anger, don't forget to make a note of your triggers so you can avoid them. I've learned to recognize that some of my triggers are these:

Running Late- I tend to get really upset if we're having trouble getting out the door.

Hunger- as mentioned above!

Fatigue- when I'm tired, I definitely am more prone to anger.  It's important to be well-rested 
when possible.

This quote has helped me a lot, and I hope it can help someone else too.


What turns you into a "mean mom"?  What are some of your triggers?
Join the discussion in the comments below.


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16 comments:

  1. I love that quote at the end! It's very true and a good reminder :)

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    1. It is a good reminder- it's helped me a lot! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Hunger and fatigue are two of my mean Mom triggers. And I can definitely relate to being frustrated after my kids 'clean' their room!

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    1. Ugh- it's the worst! I wish I had taught them better when they were younger! Thanks for chiming in!

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  3. That's hilarious. =) I'm definitely a "mean mom" when I'm hungry. Also when I have PMS; that whole week is just horrible.

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    1. Oh me too- sometimes I stop and think "Why am I acting this way?" and then I remember what day it is..... Thanks for chiming in!

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  4. Hahahaha! This is hilarious. . . and I need a snickers now! :)

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    1. Thanks Mindy! (I pretty much always need a Snickers!)

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  5. I love this! It is so true! Being hungry just isn't good! And being tired too!

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    1. Thanks for chiming in Ashley! For sure, those are my two worst triggers.

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  6. Hahaha! Yes I get hangry sometimes...so I keep fresh fruit and veggies ready to grab and eat. This week, I lost my patience with my 4 year old who took major coercing and an hour of time to clean up lego blocks. I threw my hands up and reminded myself...don't sweat the small stuff ;)

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  7. What a powerful quote... Just because we have the opportunity, doesn't mean we have to take it! Thanks for the reminder to watch our triggers and not become the mean mom! #client

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  8. I'm a mean mommy when I'm hungry or tired! I love snickers, especially their ice cream bars. Yum yum!

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  9. I love that quote! I, too, can get pretty mean when I'm tired or hungry. It's something I'm working on, though.

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  10. I am no mom but I can relate. After my nephew was born lunch at 12 would turn into lunch at 3 and I would become so hungry and outraged. My sister had to learn to pack snacks for me in the diaper bag.

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  11. I become a mean mom when I am running late!! (and def when I am hungry!!)

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