As a mom of a 3.5 year old and a 21 month old, I’m what you call “trying to survive”. At this stage, it’s straight in-the-trenches parenthood. Of course I love my kids with every fiber of my being and they are the best things that have ever happened to me, but the whining, crying, night wakings and straight craziness of toddlerhood is enough to make even the most level woman want to drink wine at 10:30am.
When day drinking isn’t an option (spoiler: it’s never an option) I need to laugh about the absurdity of someone crying over the wrong color blue on the lid of a cup, the “mystery” of whether it was my toddler or dog who peed on the floor, the crazy Sanctimommy who posted something insane on Facebook. While I have my girlfriends, these are the best sites for moms – the ones that make me laugh, keep me sane, and help me think I’m not totally damaging my kids:
Mode – Tend
Tend calls itself “Modern Motherhood – Redefined.” A mix of style, recipes, party and home design, some humor and #reallife, Tend is a place to browse the best of motherhood. Full disclosure: I write for them, too – check me out!
This site is for moms in all stages of motherhood – some stories are funny, some sad, others political but every single day they post something I can majorly relate to. A few of my faves? Funny: How (Not) To Name Your Baby Grab the Tissues: For The Ones In The Muddy Trenches On Mother’s Day
HT is a MUST for any mom with kids between 1 and 4. Totally hilarious – spit out your coffee, send to your girlfriends, buy the book worthy hilarious. Every word is spot on.
Example: “Good morning! As you can see, I decided to sleep in. You’re welcome.
Before I get started with my breakfast order, I feel like apologies for last night are in order. The first thing you can apologize for is lying. See, when you said “the kitchen is closed at night” and then an hour later came in to check on me smelling like you’d been baptized in nacho cheese, it hurt my feelings.
Waking up on the hour is how I expressed that.
Second, calling someone a “baby jackal” because they accidentally claw at your face in the dark is offensive. This may come as a shock to you but I’m not a jungle cat and don’t have night vision. I thought you were an intruder. With a little TLC those wounds will heal right up and you’ll go back to looking like your old and tired self.”
See what I mean?! Dying.
Finally, a few of my favorite eCards celebrating mom:
If all else fails, some of these accounts might catch your eye 😉
What helps you stay sane as a mom?