Project Alicia : Confessions of a Mom

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Confessions of a Mom

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In the hectic, fast paced, chaotic, often frustrating thing called life... our automobile becomes a home away from home as we shuttle kids to and from activities, go to out of town games (even ones that get cancelled once you get there), etc.

Driving, waiting, snoozing, eating...

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Being entertained by any means available, i.e., the iphone.
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Our lives are often less than glamorous...
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as we seal, indicia, sort, count, bundle, and haul nearly 2000 flats of mail to the post office.

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We are blistered, sore, and tired.

We wipe tears, break up fights, endure whining, and attempt to get a halfway decent meal on the table at a reasonable hour.

We try to let our children be individuals.

And some battles are best left alone.
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Parks are a mom's friend, providing endless hours of free entertainment.
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We visit the baby goslings even when a nap sounds better.
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We kick balls, we match socks, we help with homework, and we live on little sleep.

And when we want to cry- we seek out the beauty around us, looking for comfort and refuge from the worries of the world.

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After a long day even the tiniest of plants can seem like a gift.
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Particularly the new grass filling in our brown patches.
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Often it is only in these quiet moments of meditation that we are renewed enough to be able to tackle a new day.

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But in spite of the obstacles and challenges that we are faced with (Is it just me or does there seem to be more when hubs is out of town?), we musn't forget the beautiful smile worthy moments...

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These are the moments that make it all worth it!

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Plus, life is too short to take it too seriously.
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We must let our hair down from time to time. Giggle. Laugh a little. And not forget to enjoy the ride.
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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. -Phyllis Diller

This post is part of my 30 Days of Spring Photo Challenge

and Project Smile
Thanks Kristi for hosting Project Smile for me!

Give me your best shot at Better in BulkPhotoStory Friday

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27 comments:

  1. Everything about this post was perfect, Lish. It all sounds so familiar, like we're living the same life almost. Minus the 2000 flats, of course. ;) Your photos were absolutely gorgeous, especially the one of the tree and the baby goose shaking the water off his little body. So sweet!
    Did you shoot these in RAW? Really, I love 'em all. So, so good!

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  2. Love this post!! The photo of the flower with the quote is beautiful. :)

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  3. Wow! The photo of you looking in the rear-view mirror is so poignant! I hope you have it framed in your home.

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  4. totally feeling this post...especially to let some battles along!!

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  5. your photos never cease to inspire...you have SUCH a talent, it blows me away...AND your hair is fantastic...random, but true :)

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  6. It all looks incredible to me - it's so the life I want!

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  7. the one of her laying on the grass is awesome!!
    love her expression and the colors!
    also, the grass coming through the dried dirt is great!!!
    (well, all are, but those two grabbed me!)

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  8. Thank god for baby goslings, new grass peeking through, and gorgeous pictures like these! You brought a smile. :)

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  9. What a great story through pictures. That is a lot of mail!

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  10. Your images make me smile and your words are a familiar chant of motherhood. Very nice.

    charlotte

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  11. I LOVE this. everything about it! Especially when you wrote...
    And when we want to cry- we seek out the beauty around us, looking for comfort and refuge from the worries of the world.

    - sometimes we get so overwhelmed with everything going on - that we take those very small moments of beauty for granted.
    I can relate to this post - it's wonderful :)

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  12. I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day. Love your photography!

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  13. I love the shots of the geese and all those fluffy little goslings. Have a very Happy Mother's Day weekend.

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  14. Great shots!! Your children are just beautiful too

    Happy Mother's Day♥

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  15. what sweet and wonderful shots! they are all so great! you have such a cute family!!

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  16. these are all beautiful shots! I love the shots of the little girl and her cute shoes! :)

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  17. Beautifully put and oh so true!

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  18. Kudos to you for being so transparent! I wish I could be! :) Love this post! :)

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  19. BreathTaking shots!
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  20. great post. love that first shot in the rearview.

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  21. Ahhh...the glamorous world of direct mail. I know it well having worked 12 years for an advertising agency. :)

    FABULOUS shots. Love them all. Thanks for participating in Fabulous Friday!

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  22. Awww, sweet post! Mothers rock! :)

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  23. perfect post for today. goslings!

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  24. Oh, your words are so true! I love all your photos...maybe the one with the quote is my favorite :) Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday.

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

    ~Tricia

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  25. I love this post. WOW! Lots of great photos and so many true confessions.

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  26. I really wanted to have a favorite photo, but I couldn't decide on one. Those are all so fantastic! Thank you for joining in Foto Friday. I am honored to have been linked up to those fabulous images. Thank you for taking the time to join in.
    Sorry about the delay in stopping by. I promised my husband a weekend of no blogging and he actually took me up on it this past weekend. Talk about coming back to bite you in the rear.
    Thanks again for joining in. I look forward to seeing more of your amazing shots!

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