Friday, July 08, 2011

How To Survive In The Mother Hood

Laugh Your Way Through The Day
1.  If you check your sense of humour at the door.... then you're in for a loooong ride my friend.

Keep It All In Perspective
2.  You will not need to wipe their bummers when they are fifteen.  It's called a Stage for a reason.

All They Need Is Love.... bum bada dum.... All They Need Is Love.... 
3. It's just that simple.  Thank you Beatles.

Say Sorry
4.  You'll know when to say it.  When you feel badly about a decision.  They need to hear it.

More Is Caught Than Taught
5.  Words are cheap. Kids hear a lot of words. blah blah... blah blah blah. But what they see?  They remember.

Go With The Flow
6.  If you think life will go according to plan with kids, then you are setting yourself up for disaster.

Follow Your Instincts
7.  If it feels wrong in your heart, then it's not for you, regardless of what the book says.

Be Silly
8.  They will LOVE you for it!

Get Yourself Some Sleep
9.  The Mother hood is not for the tired.  It will eat you up and spit you out if it even gets a hint of a yawn.

Don't Forget You Lived In Another Hood before moving to the Mother District.
10.  Find a way to leave the hood every once in awhile.

And when you do?
Make sure you do it in a nice convertible...
with a pair of Jackie O glasses.


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  1. These are great tips! I love the way you illustrated themm.

  2. Good advice and good presentation!

    Hey, maybe you should write a book. The Mother Hood.


  3. I don't which I like best the words or the presentation. I love this post!

  4. I needed this today. Thanks for putting it all in perspective for me.

  5. You look fabulous in that last photo.

    I loved this post. You are right, the Mother Hood is not for the tired. We need our rest! AND, we all need to run away from the "hood" every once in a while. Love this.

  6. This was such a lovely post and great advise too. I think you may have something here.

  7. Awesome post!!! Love that last shot of you!

  8. Girl, you're looking hot in that last pic. Nice shades! But are you really wearing jackets now?

  9. You know what?

    I love this.

    So much.

  10. loved this post, and I love your Jackie O look!

  11. Wow Dana, looking good, channeling Jackie O! Love the photo of you and the girls.
    Happy to say I try all ten. Years will tell how well...
    Be sure you link up your list on my blog on Monday for the Monday listicles. Will be great to have you x

  12. Great post and wonderful advice! Wish I had read this when I was a mom-newbie.

  13. I really like this post. Short and sweet. Just the way motherhood should be. My favorite though is #9 and #10. Awesome advice!

  14. I love this list! Fantastic!

  15. What a lovely list. So simple yet so true!

  16. Great post Dana! Amen to be silly...and all they need is love!!! Of course!


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