April 18, 2013

How To Be A Good Mom


Bullard's Beach

Always have their favorite shirt-pants-socks-skirt washed for a zero-meltdown/tearfree morning.

Keep a hard book and pencil in the car for when they need to finish their homework on the way to school.

(You're taking them to school because they don't want to ride the bus anymore and you're not going to make them. Everyone is happier because of it. You see more morning sun and rainbows over the ocean this way.)

Baby jellyfish

Answer the phone when the school calls to bring a change of clothes because there was a spill in the lunchroom. Get there right away and don't make a big deal about it. Hide the spare underwear inside the pants so that nobody sees.


Bullard's Beach


Bring a snack in the car when you pick them up from school because one of them you know the one will be ravenous and about to flip his lid if he doesn't eat something the very second the bell rings (unless his friends are playing on the playground then here's my backpack smell ya later, mom.)

Take them to baseball practice-dance class-to the candy store on time/when you said you would.

Love like an ocean.

Make their favorite dinners and promise to always make them even when they are all grown up. Remind them that they can always come home, even when we are all old and gray.

Cuddle and snuggle and snuggle some more. Sing them a song but only when the radio isn't on. Then Mom, please don't sing along. 

Let them chase the tides and get the mail and blow out the candle.

Bullard's Beach


22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Love it. And, Becca totally gets grumpy if we sing along to the radio....she's 3. Smack my head.

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    1. It's usually Ivy! She's 4! My pre-teen doesn't even care!

      Steph

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  2. you are making a beautiful place for your little one, love to see you love in this post!

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  3. Beautiful..oh my. You are such an awesome mama. When I grow up, I want to be just like you:) And your photography is stunning. The ocean, she is your muse. XO

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  4. I'm glad I had a mom like this. A dim trying my darnedest to be like this, too.

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  5. love love love. i've missed your writing, write more, perhaps about the ocean daily. i could look at pictures like that everyday! :)

    you are such a great mom, thanks for sharing these sweet details in your life.

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  6. YOU are a great mom...and I'm so proud of you!

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  7. Love it. That last picture made me gasp.

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  8. Love the beautiful pics!!! You sound just like me, always on the go and trying to please the little people in our life! Plus I'm a SAHM, but between taking the boys to school, baseball and running errands I'm only at home for maybe 2hrs! Ha!!!

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  9. perfect. this sums up my life.

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  10. spot.on.
    Steph - I look up to you so much. thank you.

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  11. You are such a lovely mother! Your kids must love you to bits. but they will only be truly thankful for you when they are a little older:)

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  12. awww.. good to know for the future here, hehe. Thanks for the pointers sweet mama! I'd love to hear the versions your kids would write if asked the same question... next post maybe? ;o)
    xx
    mel
    needle and nest design

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  13. I've so missed your posts these last several days. Ever since you've moved, they've read like one giant exhale. Love this one, especially. And also, your photos? So beautiful.

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  14. This is beautiful, but I'm not down with not singing along. I always sing along. I will not be silenced ;-)

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  15. Oh wow. I am a teacher in a low-income district here in Oregon. I just wish all of my students could come from such a loving home. This is just beautiful.

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  16. I'm with you all ALL of these - except the singing along in the car to the radio - I can't stop singing along to One Direction, but at least I don't sing when their friends are in the car!

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  17. The picture. The words. All beautiful.
    My teenager likes to give me The Look when I do anything that might be embarrassing. It is up to me to guess what that may be.

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  18. I love this. Particularly because my children SCREAM when I sing along to the radio...

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  19. Lovely post and captures. So jealous you are on the West Coast :)

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