At what point do you stop dreaming? Somewhere when adulthood meant going to work every day to pay your bills? When being a mother or just a parent was the only thing you could remember yourself being and doing? When summer and vacations and weekends are always too short? I’m not sure at what point that I lost myself, but I definitely did. I remember being asked recently, “What are your hobbies?” and I literally could not find even identify one thing that I enjoy doing and could find time to do, outside of the normal “I love to read […]
What’s On Your Travel Bucket List? 6 Attractions and Ideas for Your Family Road Trip
My kiddo turned 10 last year, and it dawned on me that we have not tackled our travel bucket list! COVID came along and took away 2 years from our ability to knock out some of our ideas, but 2022 is a whole new year and we plan to tackle a few! Do you have a travel bucket list? Any locations that you would love to go with your kiddos before they’re at the age where they’re over you? We want to share our top 6 ideas and hoping this will help you plan your family’s dream trip! The Grand […]
Strong Single Moms…It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Dear Strong Single Moms, How are you? Are you okay? This pandemic has completely massacred the everyday norms. I’m sure you had your struggles before, and this pandemic has made it even worse. Did you become mom and dad, caretaker, teacher and so much more? Did you have to gauge whether or not to keep your job? Do you have help raising your kids? Are you struggling to find support or your “village”? Are you having trouble finding a true work/life balance? Are you thriving but concerned about how long you’ll be able to maintain it successfully? All of this […]
We Bought Our First House, Y’all!!!
Do you believe that God gives you signs or a direct push to get your act together or to accomplish a goal that you have in mind but don’t feel ready to bring to fruition? I believe that was the case with purchasing our first home! If you recall, in 2018, we made it a mission to find a house. I was willing to take just about anything within my price range as long as it was in our same town. My son was insistent that we remain in the same town and continue going to the same school, and […]
My Lil Man is 10 Years Old!
My lil man is officially in the double digits! 10 years old! It feels like we have been waiting and planning this birthday for years, and it is finally here! My son’s birthday was this past Wednesday, July 28th, and he only asked for two things: go to the gym and buy soft pretzels. A strange combination – yes – but he has grown into a simple, uncomplicated kid. I love that about him! We’ve been going to one of our local gyms (our town is chock full of them!) for the past couple of months and there is a […]
I’m Tired of Adulting!
Why were we so excited about becoming an adult when we were children? I guess we always want what we don’t have, right? I remember telling my mom – “One day I’m going to become an adult and I won’t have to listen to any of your rules!” I envisioned the excitement and freedom of being an adult… Now here I am, in full adult mode – with a child, house, car, bills, and demanding job. How I do I feel now? I don’t want to be an adult anymore! I don’t want to work anymore! I’m tired! I’m sure […]
I started Epic Mommy Adventures back in 2013 when I was at the peak of my single parenthood experience (or at least what I thought was the peak! If only I knew then what I know now!). My son was 2 and I was barely surviving through the “terrible twos”. I was struggling with the experience and needed an outlet without the expense of therapy. It worked for quite some time – 4-5 years to be exact – until I hit writer’s block and life block. My passion of writing became more of a burden, and I just didn’t have […]
CONFESSIONS OF AN INTROVERT MOM: 7 TIPS TO SURVIVE RAISING AN EXTROVERTED CHILD
Before I had Micah, I was the textbook introvert… I made friends quickly and easily, and had outings and such with those friends, but I thrived in environments where I could be alone. I would pass up the opportunity to go out and spend time with family and friends to sit at my sofa alone. On top of the fact that I am an introvert, I am incredibly shy, especially when I’m in mixed company. It’s easy to be myself in front of my friends, but I find it hard to connect with other people. I had an instant connection […]
Be Good to Yourself: Inexpensive Ideas for Treating Yourself
As a single mom, your entire life is wrapped around your child(ren). You don’t have time or energy to think about anything that does not directly impact your child’s life. You ensure that everything runs smoothly so your child can have the best life that they can have. But it’s okay to take a moment to think of yourself too. I want to treat myself big time, but it’s extremely hard to do so right now. Instead, I have to find inexpensive ways to treat myself in small ways on an average day. It makes me feel rejuvenated and ready to […]
I (No Longer) Resent My Baby Daddy
If I am completely honest with myself, I can admit that I resented my son’s father for quite some time. We both had a part in making our son, yet he gets to go off and just live his life as he chooses while I had to become a full-time parent and caregiver. I felt that I had to put all of my dreams and goals on hold to be a parent, while he had to do nothing at all. I would replay the feelings of betrayal and frustration that I harbored in regards to our relationship and his lack […]