Thursday, May 10, 2012

On being a Mom

A bit of trivia about me; I retired at the ripe old age of 23.  At least, that's what I tell people.

In fact, I had just moved from Canada to the U.S. and did not have permission to work.  It was interesting, being a snowbird (okay, so I don't meet the TRUE definition of a snowbird... call it poetic license) at such a young age.  Children were not yet on our radar and I had a lot of free time on my hands.  Besides volunteering, I spent a lot of time thinking about what job I'd like to do if the #&$%-ing government would just let me work.

Now that I am a Mom, I can imagine no other job that I would like.  Am I perfect at it?  Nope.  Not even close.  I yell.  I curse (under my breath, of course). I make Elise go back to bed if the number 7 isn't the first number on her alarm clock.  I don't make lunches in the shape of zoo animals and think that Moms that do should have a pillow case shoved over their heads and then beaten with a sock full of quarters.

What?  They are making the rest of us look bad!

Where was I going with this?  Oh yes, being a Mom and why I love it.  Watching my little babies grow up and bursting with pride at who they are becoming has to be at the top of my list.

A few weeks ago, I was asked to write a post for
Sanofi's Diabetes Blog.  I was honoured and thankful; writing my post help me to reflect just how lucky I am to be a Mom.  And that is my true Mother's Day gift. 

here to read my post and Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Moms (in whatever capacity that may be) out there.


  1. Nice! I love the "unperfect" Mom that you are :) and I adore the honesty in all your posts. I hope you have a GREAT Moms day!

  2. What a beautiful post Joanne. This Mom Job is the Best Job in the world! Have a blessed Mother's Day.

  3. I've said it before and now, I'll say it again. You're an awesome mom!
    And yup - pillowcases for "those" moms.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Totally think those 'cutesy' lunches are trying to compensate for something!! ;)
    Love how you keep it real...helps the rest of us real moms feel normal!

  5. beautiful post, beautiful pic! happy early mother's day! :)

  6. What?? Your kids' lunches aren't cut into intricate shapes, color coordinated with their veggies, and packed in trendy yet eco-friendly containers?

    LOL.... hold your quarters, mine aren't either. I think those lunches are really neat, but I also think those moms probably aren't up numerous times every night just to make sure their kids are OK. :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  7. My mom is a teacher - do you know what the kids who get the animal shaped sandwiches actually want?

    They want the school lunch that the kids get who want their moms to make their lunches.

    I think you get what I mean. ;)


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