Hi. I’m your mom . . . and I’m socially anxious. I’m the mom who can never commit, the one who RSVPs “maybe” on every Facebook invitation. I’m the mom standing by the playground looking intensely at grass as if the most fascinating bug just crawled by. Really I’m just avoiding social awkwardness.
Tag Archives | Friendship
I had many people who were there to support me and offer their help, but when it came to friends my age who also had kids? Well, there just weren’t any. I knew that my friendships would change because I was newly married, and now I was adding a baby to the already changing dynamic. […]
To celebrate Neighbor Group’s one-year anniversary, we are hosting a giveaway extravaganza, Sunday, January 29 through Tuesday, January 31. You’ll see giveaways on the Fort Worth Moms Blog main Facebook and Instagram accounts; however, the bulk of the giveaways will happen within the Neighbor Groups themselves. All Neighbor Group members have the opportunity to enter […]
Are y’all like me, embracing all things pumpkin with your whole heart come the first leaf to fall? That leaf fell, and I grabbed my flannel plaid scarf, chambray shirt, and favorite fall mug filled to the brim with pumpkin spice coffee. Yes, I said it . . . PUMPKIN SPICE! I hadn’t thrown […]
In my adult life, I have experienced divorce, the tragic death of a coworker, infertility, my daughter’s LONG NICU stay, and autism diagnosis. Before you quit reading, don’t worry! This is NOT an invitation to my pity party. My adult years have also brought me immense happiness, and these past experiences have made me who […]
I used to think moms of children with special needs had super powers. They seemed so strong and capable to me, as if God had given them these special children because they were obviously best suited to handle it. Now that I am one of these moms, I realize just how wrong that assumption can […]
This post is part of “Bully No More,” an editorial series hosted by the Fort Worth Moms Blog. I’m going to assume that every mom reading my words right now has a few (or a million) strong opinions about something regarding her parenting. Any halfway decent mother wants the best for her children and will […]