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I have always thought this about my mom. Oh how i love her for being insane enough to endure throughout our growing up years! :)
Funny Mother's Day Card by spiffylittlethings on Etsy. So true, my mom would love this haha
Funny Mothers Day Card by spiffylittlethings on Etsy. So true all-things-kids
JD Salinger quote. So true. The kids make us... I know I turned my mom!
Last year we tracked down 10 of the funniest Mother’s Day cards, because you know what? Not all of us have mothers (or are mothers) who want sappy prefab poems served up with breakfast in bed. Some of us are happy to know we’re raising a kid with a sense of humor. I had the …
Most of us can testify to the truth of Holden Caufield's observation in Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye. A touch of insanity is, after all, required in order to to actually raise children, run a household, hold down a job outside the house, and still find time to read a book or two. And where is the best place to find more than just slightly insane mothers? Within the pages of a novel, of course. Here are five of my favorite mothers in literature, running the gamut from slightly wacky to downright bat-shit crazy: WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? by Maria Semple. Bernadette's antics, the result of her anxiety-filled days trapped in Seattle, makes her entirely beloved to both readers and her daughter, but despite the laughter, the fact that she disappears off the face of the Earth while on a trip to Antarctica makes her more than just a little crazy - anxiety or no. Bernadette may be endearing and funny, but she's also at least a 7 on the crazy mother scale. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver. Eva is the mother of a teenage killer. As she relates his childhood, it becomes clear that her inability to connect to her son in any meaningful way might well have played a role in shaping the monster he would become. Was it nature or nurture? Everyone is going to have a different opinion on this, but for my money, Eva earns at least a 9 on the crazy scale. THE DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD by Rebecca Wells. When the whole family thing gets to be too much, Vivi just gets in her car and drives to a hotel at the beach where she sleeps until she can face motherhood again. Admit it, this is every mother's secret fantasy. But to actually do it? Without telling your family where you're going or if you're ever coming back? Yeah, that's probably a good solid 5 on the crazy scale. MOTHER, MOTHER by Koren Zailckas. Josephine has some serious control issues. But it takes a lot of work to keep up that facade of a perfect home and family. When her children step out of line, she has one daughter committed to a mental institution and the other daughter "runs away"....or does she? Josephine is a definite 10 on the crazy scale. MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain. Ah, Mildred. You might think Mildred was more misguided than crazy. After all, she simply indulged her spoiled daughter until Vida finally stole the one thing Mildred really loved: her new husband. You would think Mildred would finally wake up and smell the coffee. But no. Instead of seeing her evil daughter for what she really is, Mildred proceeds to put herself firmly on the crazy scale. Somewhere around a 6 or so. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Here's to keeping our crazy anywhere below a 5.
So as one part of the Mother Pucker project to reclaim Mother's Day winds down, another is getting us all wound up. The wind down? Last night we finished matching up the last mommas to help each other this Mother's Day. We matched over 400 women who wanted to help, with moms who need a little extra love this. We're already getting stories about people being so awesome to each other that it just makes you want fist pump and then leap about like a delighted unicorn. So that part of the Mother Pucker project is over. But we're not done yet! If you want to donate a clean birth kit, click here or here. These kits save the lives of mommas and babies in places like Papua New Guinea and Sierra Leone. In fact, this summer we'll get to see pictures of the moms and babies our kits are helping in West Africa! Yes! That's why this plan WORKS. Here's what else we're doing and I really hope that if you live near Washington, DC you'll join us. We're throwing a Mother Pucker Stuffing Party. 'What the hell is she babbling about?', you may be thinking to yourself. 'That sounds porny. AGAIN. What's wrong with her?' HERE'S WHAT I'M BABBLING ABOUT: We are making Mother's Day gift bags for moms living in domestic violence and homeless shelters in our community. This Friday, May 11th from 4-8pm in Fairfax, VA we're going to be collecting donations and stuffing gift bags. Come hang with us. Bring your bad self. Bring your kids (there's a playground and Girl Scout troops volunteering to kid wrangle). There will be food. There will not be cocktails. Yes, that makes us sad too.* Here's what we need to collect for the gift bags: Gift cards to: Target, Walmart, Giant, Safeway, Hair Cuttery, Metro, McDonalds Soap (regular size) Shampoo/conditioner for all hair types (regular size) Chapstick/lip gloss Nail polish/remover body wash/nylon poofy things razors/shaving cream Pens and paper Gum/mints Slippers If you want to RSVP on Facebook - click here. If you want to sign up via Sign Up Genius - click here. Here's the details: You are totally invited to a Mother Pucker Stuffing Party. THIS FRIDAY, MAY 11th 4pm-8pm Fairfax Presbyterian Church 10723 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 Please come and bring donations for Mother's Day Gift Bags for Moms living in Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelters in Fairfax and Prince William Counties *We're holding it at our church because they have space and it's kid friendly and it's free. Downside: no booze. Trust us, there's no getting around it, we've been trying for years. Upside: How cool is that we made fliers talking about Helpful Hookers and Mother Puckers stuffing things and our Pastor was like, "Sounds great - have fun, ladies" without even missing a beat? (c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2012
Sad but so true.
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This is so true. Love my friends!
i have a potty mouth. so what.
so true its my favorite word
My friends and I.....Totally
One of my favorite words
True story funny-stuff
True bad habit! Lol
Story of my life.
Totally me :)
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Supposed to be making my grocery list from my weekly pinterest recipes but alas I'm looking at funny stuff on pinterest
My husband needs a shirt with this on it! Don't tell him I said that!
Story of my life. Wish it weren't so true!
THIS IS MY HUSBAND POST! without a doubt!
MY HUSBAND!!!! In 6 words. lmbo
So true for my husband!!!!
Like a boss :) totally me!
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yeah, pretty much. Better yet, with no one knocking on the door or hollering for us by our name, or other name, ya know MOM at the top of your kids lungs.
"We used to want it all now we just want to pee alone" Can you relate??? #parenthood #mother #mom #kids #funny #humor
For all the moms out there! This is my life and my kids are teenagers!!! HAHA!!
this is my life's matto!! Its so true, its either a kid, dog or the husband!!
LOL! moms everywhere are falling off their chair this is so true!
The story of my life when my kids were little...so true.
If it's not the kids it's the dogs. Soooo true!
cute and funny stuff
With Mother’s Day looming (I’m loving reading all your responses to what you’re most looking forward to this Sunday!), I think all mothers of small children need to take a moment to acknowledge som...
This is sooooo true!
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Best Friend Pinners -- TOTALLY! :D agree...
Best Friend Pinners - haha very true.
Pinterest friend, haha so true!!!
Best Friends Forever. #pinterest
Pinterest addict? Yep!!
Best Friend Pinners
Haha, so true!
working at a university, i deal with helicopter parents on a DAILY basis now. Your children are grown, let them learn how to do grown up things like ask the nice lady in the office a question! I promise I won't bite! /rant. ETA: here's the article it's from: http://rochestersage.org/2012/03/05/i-want-my-kids-to-fail/
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"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy." Good advice for this quick-fix, instant-gratification, difficulty-is-bad, entitlement generation.
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. - my parents were not perfect but they taught me the value of hard work and independence, as well as the importance of respect for others.
Love this because it's so natural to want to do. To not do it takes restraint and conscious thought.so true!!!
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. -- but maybe at this point it's already too late...
there's a lot of truth to this...I make sure I don't make their lives easy!!!
Hope i remember this when i have kiddos.
Good advice--I need to remember this!
Very good advice!!! So true.
So TRUE!!! Too late!!!
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"Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math." #Parenting #Quote
so true, sadly I am an accountant who sucks at maths but fortunately for my kids I have a sense of humour
You gotta be able to laugh at the funny stuff, irritating stuff, big stuff, and little stuff or you'll drive yourself crazy!
So true!! LOL! you get peed on, puked on, i even got poop cannoned! gotta keep a sense of humour!! kids are messy!!!! ♥
So True...laugh with your kids, Stay up late that's when THEY want to talk, you can sleep another day but you will never get that time back!
YES! So true...sometimes I need to remember this one!
Oh so true! #parenting #humor
Kids are funny you gotta laugh
A mother is a daughter's best friend. <3
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A mother is a daughter's best friend. So true. My mom is still my best friend and always will be! ;)
Very true love you mommy, you really are my bestfriend forever and always ❤👯 @Melissa Rodriguez
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I love my mom. @Myla Treinen Dirks she most definitely my best friend in the world!
So true! Yes you're my mom @mcummings60 but you're also my best friend! Xoxo Pookie
That is so true and i miss my best friend
I LOVE MY MOM , SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND . ♥
My mom is my best friend...love you Mom
From my baby girl! And my best friend!
Amen to that!!
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Murphy's Law for Moms: paint it on my kitchen wall. Over the top of that wall-sized "Mother Board" calendar.
Murphy's Law for Moms I might not be a mom but I do babysit and this is so true
Murphy's Law for Moms, this was so true when my kids were little lol
Murphy's Law for Moms! So true but I live being a Mom :)
Murphy's Law for Moms....the Truth about being a mom!
Murphy's Law for Mothers...so true!!! AMEN!
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Mom’s Murphy’s law
Happy Mother’s Day!! This is one of my favorite holidays. It’s like I’m a part of this special club that you must be initiated into. Initiated by poop, whiney kids, and stick-figure family portraits. Being a mama is hard work, and it definitely doesn’t come naturally to either me or my honey, but we do …
Give yourself a break
Isn't that the truth!?
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so true! You also know your life has changed when all your kids grow up and you go to the grocery store and buy the usual stuff and get home and realize I am never going to be able to eat all this food.
This is my life! I've repeatedly said this to the checkout clerks at the grocery store for years now.
OMG soooo true!! and I dont like to grocery shop but it feels good to go alone!!!
TRUTH! Especially if the grocery store has a Starbucks in it ; )
Im sorry but this is so true! If youre a mother you will agree!
So, so true. I actually look forward to grocery shopping!
So funny because it's so true! Story of my life!
going to the grocery store... so, so true!
Pinned in honor of all my friends still in the 'mom' stage. Hang in there, you're reward is coming and is spelled 'n a n a' or 'g r a n d m a'. It's worth the headaches, heartaches and the wait.
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Doing my job... if you need to understand me further... read the Joy Luck Club. I think I was a Chinese mother in another lifetime. I also think, the meanest, most hurtful things, the things that hit you to your soul because they are your ugly truths, should be told to you by your mother... I'd rather say it to you, than you hear it from anyone else.
If you think I'm mean, it means I'm doing my job as your Mom. If I was nice, you would call me Grandma
If you think I'm mean, it means I'm doing my job as your Mom.......Grandma! :P
Hehe, love it. I'm gonna have to remember this one.
mom vs. grandma#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
Mom vs Grandma@Virginia Theinert
Mom vs. Grandma. Heeheehee
So true.. mom vs grandma
oh mother mother mother
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Definition of a mother – a person who does the work of twenty. For free.
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oh mother mother mother quotes. I love my mommy! <3
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so so true. happy mother's day.
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so very true.
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"Comparison is the thief of joy" - Theodore Roosevelt #TheodoreRoosevelt #joy #inspirational #tumblrquotes #tumblr #quotes #wholovedme #sayingimages http://wholoved.me/comparison-is-the-thief-of-joy/
"Comparison is the thief of joy." ~ Theodore Roosevelt [Mojo: I so need to remember this. Did that just this morning and nearly bummed out my entire day.]
So true! Don't compare yourself. Or your spouse. Or your children. "Comparison is thief of joy." ~Theodore Roosevelt
"Comparison is the thief of joy." ~ Theodore Roosevelt [Mojo: I so need to remember this.
Wow, so true!! Comparison is the thief of joy -Theodore Roosevelt
"comparison" - Teddy Roosevelt Oh, if we could just remember this
Daily Bite [Say]: Don’t Compare Yourself via Theodore Roosevelt
This is my favorite quote!! It's so true!
So true. ??V? Love this. . Inspirational Quote by Milton Berle
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This is so true and it works when they're screaming....they automatically stop so they can hear you!!!
Don't yell at your kids! Lean in real close and whisper. It's much scarier. Boy oh boy do I remember this! Clenched teeth is scary too!
It works, esp when you get your scary eyes on, scared the crap outta my kids! Use your low scary whisper, the one that makes your throat hurt after, very effective!!
I remember this happening when I was a kid....its so true!! Lol
Parenting tips need to remember this one for way in the future!
How to freak out your kids. So true. My dad was a pro at this!
Funny stuff and so true!
Original pin: No source available. So I originally pinned this as a joke. I pinned it to my "free smiles" board. But one day, when I was at my wit's end with the boys I decided I was going to spend an entire day whispering whenever I felt like yelling. I guess my whisper isn't scary. I know my mom's was. I think all kids should have a little healthy fear of their parents, but I guess my kids aren't scared of the whisper. HOWEVER, it actually was a very effective strategy for multiple reasons: 1. Yelling escalates any situation. It releases adrenaline that ramps you up, makes you angrier, makes my face turn bright red. Whispering doesn't have this physical effect. So the situation doesn't escalate nearly as fast. 2. Each time I needed to whisper to them, I had to call them over to me which meant they were leaving whatever situation it was that was getting them in trouble. 9 times out of 10 they didn't go back to whatever it was they were doing. 3. A lot of my kiddos misbehavior is attention-getting at times when I am occupied, i.e., dinner making. Calling them to the kitchen for a brief minute gave them a little attention. They giggled at the whisper in their ear and I got to give them a little bite of whatever was cooking. 4. No one gives you dirty looks in public for whispering at your kids like they do for screaming at them. You can say anything you want in a whisper and no one will know. (And the tickly whisper makes my kids giggle so the general masses think I'm being sweet and silly with them. I know the truth.) Total cost:$0 Total time:One waking day Final verdict: Overall, it is not a strategy I could do 100% of the time, and it wouldn't be effective if I used it all the time either. But it definitely opened my eyes to the degree of escalation that was occurring once the yelling started. I am surely using it as one of my tools in the great toolbox of discipline.
Don’t Yell at your Kids
On the the eve of St. Nicolas to come and visit, Anthem demanded to know why moms and dads stayed awake while kids had to go to sleep. I told her it was because we needed to talk to him about how she's been. She goes, "Tell him I've been a good girl and I didn't hit anyone at school ALL WEEK." It was Monday. Hahaha.
Oh this is so true!!!
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I read this and thought, "so true" then I saw the author was 4 years old and thought, "still true... sad but true"
I think it is amazing when you see just how much thought a 4 year old can put into things 10+ hrs in the past...supposedly kids attention spans are approx 1 minute per year of age in the toddler/pre-school years..anyway, very sweet!
It's so true. Yes I realize that they're quoting a 4 year old. But that makes no difference!
A good day! -RP-What characterizes a 'good day' in the eyes of a 4-year old! So true!
4 year old's version of a good day. Those are some words to live by right there, kid.
story of my life these days!....leave it to a 4 year old to tell it like it is!
You know it was a good day if you didn’t hit or bite anyone. Kid quote
The truth from a 4 year old. . .
When I open my mouth…
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So true! Especially when I'm doing some mothering of my own! I am my mother. More sometimes than I want to be
Sometimes when I open my mouth my mother comes out...and it's terrifying! True for you too huh Kelly!? Oh so true Linds!
Jackie? Jamie? hahahahahhaa So true! Especially when I'm doing some mothering of my own!
Hahaha so true :) it's a good thing
So true, and I love my mother...
So true! Not always a bad thing!
True story. Happy mother's day!
It's a good thing we're both creative so we understand...
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so true. hopefully, my future husband will gain an appreciation for this truth before i ever meet him :)
If you marry a creative person... oh my goodness, this is so me! My husband and I just laughed when we saw this
So true creative people appear to have a chaotic life style BUT their brain is wired differently than say an accountant . But we need each other in this world.
If you marry a creative person. completely true... I need to make my husband understand this!! lol!
SO TRUE! - If you marry a creative person know that some days you'll come home to a spotless house...and some days dinner will be forgotten, the kids will be in pjs and it will look like you were robbed. Find a way to appreciate both because the second will happen much more often than the first.
Love this. My husband showed it to me. He lives this because he Married a creative person...
So much truth to this....because I'm a creative person I know. God bless my future husband
If you marry a creative person... oh my goodness, this is so my husband!!!! Lol
For my husband... totally me
Bwaaa ha ha
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It's not easy being a MoM!! Aline :) Happy Mother's Day! LOL!!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Wonder Women out there I know!
Mother quote mothers day......LOVE ;)
Mother quote mothers day HAHAHA!!!!
Mother quote mothers day!!*sd ! Ha!
It's not easy being a mother... :)
mothers day quote
YES! so true!
So, true. Hahaha
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9 times out of 10 children get their awesomeness from their mother. - ecard meme - Humor me - Random Funnies
true story in my case...all my awesomeness is from my mom...and all my character flaws are from my dad.
ha. just cracked me up. Fortunately not the case with my children!
In my childrens case, they definitely got that shit from me...
In the case of my children, that would be 10 times out of 10!
And this is true in my children's cases, of course.
I know this is true in my children's case.
Definitely the case with my children :)
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan~
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This is just what we do!!! Happy Mother's Day
So true. #mother #love #putting_others_first
A mother's love... so sweet and so true.
So true. One of my favorite quotes.
So true...at least with this mom :)
A mother's love...this is so true!
Moms are thoughtful like that!
So true. Mom quote
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most of these are pretty funny.