Congratulations, You’re a mom!
As such, you must now be a brave, compassionate, giving, last, elegant, distinguished, beautiful, creative, fun, generous, fierce, hardworking, honest, inspirational, nurturing, reliable, understanding, wise, prepared, confident, selfless, passionate, spontaneous and inspirational Commanding General of your own Army whom are expected to outperform to exponential measure least you be kicked off the “good mom” list as a failure.
Raise your hand if you think this is impossible! In this space, we talk raw, real, vulnerable, transparent truths. Not excusing complacency but also not judging for human emotions or mistakes. Nothing fake either. Ever. People need people. Moms need moms.
Balancing the mental fatigue with productivity while fighting against our impossible vision of personal acceptance is a daunting task.
For example, have you tried asking for advice in a “helpful” moms group only to find out mistakes are forbidden? Why don’t we take away the power of isolation, band together and get real.
All of the posts on Glitter My Chaos are transparent, written by me, Kerri, from the purest place in my heart intended to help, inspire and heal others. Learn more about me here.
(Photo credit Paula Fish Photography)
Are you disturbed by the horrific thoughts towards your child? Have you searched the entire internet for help (like I did) to no avail? ***WARNING*** THIS POST IS DESIGNED TO HELP FIND THE TORTURED, HELPLESS MOTHER. IT IS NOT A FEEL-GOOD POST. IT IS RAW AND DISTURBING OF BAD THOUGHTS TOWARDS YOUR CHILD. IF THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU INTEND TO READ, PLEASE CLOSE NOW.*I am not a doctor. Anything said in this post is my own experience, research or opinion. Also, this post is not about selling something. However, I have included affiliate links to products I actually use and would have paid any amount of money to have at the time of this post. At no extra cost to you, I may get a small commission for my recommendation.* Here Is My Story When my first son was born, I did not bond with him right away. For the first 48 hours, I never had a chance to hold him. He was either being held by friends or family, getting procedures done, in the nursery or crying in our room. I had no idea how to...
If you have a child poop withholding, you know this is a painful process to walk through. When we potty trained my almost 2-year-old, he started poop withholding immediately. *This post may contain affiliate links to products I actually use and love! At no extra cost to you, I may get a small commission for my recommendation.* My toddler would ask to use the bathroom literally every 60-90 seconds. We would beg him to sit down on the potty, offer a diaper to use, movies to watch, and favorite juice to drink. He just cried and asked us for help refusing to sit or go. After this week of war, he developed a very low fever. I knew this was his body’s way of getting ready to fight the bacteria festering. Help! I desperately turned to the internet searching for terms like “child won’t poop”, “refusing to poop,” “not constipated child won’t poop,” then I finally found the term "poop withholding". Essentially, they are refusing to poop. They need to go, they cry and ask for help but refuse to...
Meet Kerri Trammel
Hello! My name is Kerri. I am a recent stay-at-home mom, blogger, and homeschool teacher. At our core, we all want the same thing: to be loved, listened to, and treated with respect. Sometimes we need a little help achieving these basic needs.
This is why I have created Glitter My Chaos! I share my best stepping stones towards more positive and fruitful lives.
Momin’ ain’t easy! Let’s get real and help each other sprinkle glitter on our chaos!
My Self-Love Journal
Hello, Beloved! My Self-Love Journal is a fun, full color journal with 90 unique pages designed to be an interactive self-help experience for all women to discover, empower and grow into who they want to be as a mom, wife, student, friend, and human. Self-reflection directly affects self-esteem both positively and negatively. Learn to love yourself through self-improvement and self-care.
If you fully commit yourself through these daily stepping stones, you will understand the importance of: Setting priorities, Developing healthy boundaries, Delegating, Minimizing, Understanding relaxation, Setting expectations, and so much more.
Remember: anytime you make a life change, there are growing pains. Don’t Quit! Dig deep and reap the rewards of a healthier, happier you!
Previously, as a full-time hairstylist of almost 20 years, I have had countless opportunities to listen, learn and speak life. Every person has a unique story with individual situations.
However, at the core, we all want the same thing: to be loved, listen to, and treated with respect. Sometimes we need a little help achieving these basic needs.
This is why I have created My Self-Love Journal series! I am sharing my best stepping stones towards a more positive and fruitful life.