Monday Night Mom Confessions

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I  could preach all day about “the right ways to raise kids” but sometimes best intentions need to be tossed to the side for a moment so real life can step in.
We all parent different and as a mom I know that I will never always agree with other parents. But can we take a step back from all the good, the bad and the ugly and take a moment to focus on the real.
Real parents, living real lives, raising real kids, and getting by just fine!
Deep down we are all just trying to survive while keeping our kids alive 😉
Here are some amazing mom confessions to help you get through your Monday blues.
  • I don’t buy organic at all. I let my son have starburst for breakfast.
  • I let my boogie have chick-fil-a chicken once (or twice) a week.
  • I regularly let my daughter, who is almost 3, watch kids YouTube videos on the iPad while I fix dinner.
  • First night home alone I fed myself a wedge of brie and Thin Mints for ‘dinner’ after the baby went to sleep.
  • Hot dogs for dinner Every. Single. Night.
  • I hate cooking dinner, so sometimes my 11-year-old has cereal for dinner.
  • I let my kids eat french fries for lunch. Just french fries.
  • I let my 7-year-old watch the iPad as long as he wants. He is on a Michael Jackson phase so that is considered learning right?
  • I bathe my son once every 3 weeks!
  • I just let my daughter eat 2 chocolate chip cookies before dinner.
  • I bribe my kid at least once a week with 2 chocolate donut holes if he’ll just get in the freaking car and out the door to preschool so I can get to work on time. He now yells “munchkin store” whenever we drive by a Dunkin Donuts.
  • My son’s addicted to chocolate milk.
  • My one year old loves fries and pizza.
  • I feed my son fast food about once a week. It’s just soooooooooooo convenient. And I totally used to judge mom’s that did that.
  • We watched the good dinosaur 3 times today (I have a newborn and a 2.5 yo). No shame.
  • We had perfectly balanced, prepared, nutritious food in the fridge for dinner but when I picked my daughter up from daycare she asked for McDonald’s. So I drove to McDonald’s. It took longer to go through the drive-thru than to reheat what was in the fridge but she ate it without fuss. Win.
  • I’m a teacher and have spring break this week. My daughter’s daycare is open and I’m sending her every day so I can have the day to myself. Big goals for the week include many TV marathons and a solo Target run!
  • My 2-year-old LOVES McDonald’s and knows “coffeeeee” because I frequent Starbucks so often.
  • My kids have cereal almost every morning right now because that’s about all I can muster pregnant with my 4th.
  • I often home school while watching tv. I also watch The Walking Dead on my phone while I should be paying attention to my kids.
  • I’m 38 weeks preggo tomorrow… My 5-year-old and 9-year-old are on spring break … I have totally stayed in bed till 11am and let them make their cream cheese/peanut butter bagels or cereal and watch cartoons all morning so I could rest longer.
See, we all have our moments and we are all far from perfect! Hooray to just getting by sometimes.
Parenting is hard work! Props to all you amazing mama’s and papa’s out there, you’re all doing fantastic jobs!


12 Responses

  1. ashley lee

    Love this! #mamalife is crazy! I have two toddlers (16 months & 3 years) Youtube videos and fast food are my friends these days! & my 3 year old is obsessed with candy! Yikes.

  2. Crystal Green

    It was interesting to see that I’m not as much a total “mom fail” as I thought I was. I am surprised by some of these confessions, but it is truly nice to see MOTHERHOOD being real! I wish there were more posts like these floating around the web.

    • Kylie

      Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I try to things like this every once and a while. I love knowing others are in the same boat.

  3. Vanessa

    I let my kids eat french fried for lunch. just french fries. haha – actually laugh out loud. Well that was comforting 🙂 Parenting is a tough gig some days, we deserve those little indulgences!

  4. jessicakruk

    okay this post. I LOVE it, had me chuckling quite a few times- I’m not a mother, but this is how I envision my self being. Sometimes I look at “those” parents who seem like they have it all together on instagram and I just think to myself -there is no way!!

    Keep up the good work. Your content is great.

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