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What Momma means to me:

I know the last time I blogged I said I was going to blog a few times a week and I will! I just temporally forgot how crazy the last month of school is, especially with my over active girls! After school is out for summer, I will slow down and will do better about blogging consistently! ...Speaking of high achieving daughter and with Mother's Day being last weekend, I wanted to share a little bit about my views on being a Momma.

Extra big hugs because I am "so squishy!"

My daughters are my whole life, my entire purpose. Every second of my day revolves around taking care of them and preparing them to be adults. Before you start thinking I'm an overprotective helicopter mom, remember there is four of them and one of me! I tell my girls all the time, "my job as your mother is to make you productive, functioning adults!" That is my main objective. This means I have to teach them to cook, clean, get up by themselves, order their food, pump gas, and drive!!! Just because my main objective is functioning doesn't mean we are not having fun or being loving!

Preteen being forced to take a selfie with her Momma!

One thing that is important to me is spending together and always showing up. A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of my family at the carnival, and someone commented, "So precious that yall do so much as a family. You are an awesome mom." This comment seemed so crazy to me because we do everything together! If someone is performing with the Jazz Band- we are all there, have a ballet recital- we are there, a soccer game we are there and wearing matching shirts! WE ARE A FAMILY. When Steven and I were starting our relationship and starting a family, we talked about what being a family meant to us, and it was being together and always showing up for one another. Now we may not be great about having dinners at the table as a family or playing board games, but we connect with each other EVERY SINGLE DAY, and we support each other in everything we do and isn't that more important??

Having teenagers is hard. My girls are always coming home telling me how their friends are fighting with their moms, or a friend is scared to tell their mom about things that are going on at school. It breaks my heart! We are a very open family, and there is not anything they can't tell me! I talk to my girls every day about their day. This means I know what they learned in each class, who they hung out with, and occasionally I even find out what they ate for lunch. We also regularly talk about drinking alcohol, drugs, drug addicts, bullies, excepting everyone where they are and for who they are, sex... nothing is off limits to discuss. This is so important to me because I believe with all my heart that when you limit what acceptable conversation topics you are taking the possibility that they will talk to me about those issues when they are confronted with them. I want my girls to know without a doubt there is NOTHING they can't tell me, and I am always in their corner! I'm not going to clean up their mess, but I will walk through hell with them! I may not be good at a lot of things but I do my best to be a good Momma and more importantly the Momma they need!

My teenagers helping do a big photogrpahy job last weekend.

Now... To get ready for the RECITAL WEEKEND!! Can't wait to share it with you next week!

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