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Mommy Diaries 5 years later: Christy

Welcome back, hope you had a great weekend. Today my true blue, Christy, is up.  You can read her original post here:

and now, with 5 years' experience under her (strange and special Invisi) belt:

Highlight of Motherhood:  Watching my kids succeed, including learning to ride a bike, scoring their first goal in soccer or hockey, learning to read, acing a spelling test, and the list continues.  I love to see them smile and to celebrate their success!

Hardest Part of parenting:  Mom guilt, hands down.   Mom guilt creeps in when I least expect it.  When the kids have watched too much TV or played to many video games in a day.  When I read a book while the kids play. When I take a night out with my friends, when I go to work, when I stay home. When the kids have cavities, when they eat too much junk food, when I forget to brush their teeth.  When I yell, when they get put in their room, when they cry. When I cry. It is just always present.Guaranteed Meal:  Oddly enough at our house it is salmon. I have 2 of the pickiest eaters on the planet, including one that doesn't eat any fruits and veggies other than broccoli, and they will always clean their plate of Salmon. Always.

Best Product: Tupperware water bottles.  They don't leak.  They aren't babyish.  They are just the right size.  I trust them enough to throw in my purse.  The kids use the x-small size and I use the medium size.  I am very picky about my water bottles and I love this one to bits!

Best piece of advice:  This advice comes from my own mom.  Don't sweat the small stuff.  Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.  My mom told me this when I was struggling with kids that didn't sleep and I thought it was the end of the world.  Now that my kids are older I see her point. Compared to the problems we see now, managing schedules, keeping up with homework, teaching manners etc. getting my kid to sleep through the night seems much smaller.  At the time it is was huge.  When I look forward and think about my kids future problems of staying away from drugs, getting into university, hanging with the right crowd, it reminds me the biggest problems are yet to come.


  1. Living on Cloud Nine17 July, 2016 21:36

    So happy to see Christy featured. What a gorgeous family and love the advice from mom as it is spot on for sure!!

  2. Thanks Andrea! My mom is a smart cookie. haha.

  3. Don't sweat the small stuff has been my motto for this year. Life is just too short to waste your time worrying!


  4. Sometimes easier said than done but I a good moto to live by.

  5. wise words from a beautiful lady! Great advice, though man, it's so hard not to fret the lack of sleep when your sleep deprived lol
    beautiful family

  6. I know! That's what I told my mom in a very grouchy tone.

  7. Yes to the little kids little problems, big kids bigger true and I never thought of it that way, but hard to think of when you're in the thick of it and the big kid problems have come yet to compare. And salmon, that is so totally random!

  8. How very true...little kids, little problems, big kids, bigger problems. You never stop being a mom even when they move out and have children of their own.


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