Life as a Real Mom!

By Shannon Gosney
In Mommy Moments
August 31, 2009

OK, so I’m going to take a minute to vent. I’m getting so tired of reading the chocolate covered, sugar coated memoirs of so many moms out there (sometimes myself included). My head hurts so bad right now and with every LOUD and obnoxious cry that comes from my tired 3 year old, it gets worse. I love my kids, I really do. But sometimes, they really try my patience.

Nowhere in my blog or in my life do I claim to be a perfect mom. I KNOW that I’m not even close to being a perfect mom. I do know that I try hard to be a GOOD mom, but feel like I am constantly failing at that. I feel guilty at times when I go to bed, praying that I’ll do a better job the next day.

I yell at my kids at times, I cry in my room when I just don’t know what to do, and I do put them in their rooms to cool off. I have people tell me, “Nanny 911 said to do this” or “Super Nanny said to do that.” HELLO! They are strangers in the kids’ homes. Of course they are going to listen to them. I want to know how people deal with things in real life!

I put my kids in their room to “cool off” so that the other 4 people in the house don’t have to listen to their loud crying and screaming. When the child is ready to calm down and act nice, he can come out. I don’t wash their mouths out or whip them with the belt (like I remember from when I was a kid).

Moral of the story – I am not a perfect mom but do bust my hump to be a good mom. Thanks for letting me take a moment to vent!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “Life as a Real Mom!”

  1. Birdie says:

    you sound like how I felt raising my daughter, it will get better I promise….

  2. Melanie says:

    I just came across your blog today and I can relate to a lot of your post.. I am a mom with three boys as well.. This one especially hits home..

  3. Kris says:

    So true and what I really appreciate about your blog is your sincerity. I get frustrated when I read other mom’s blogs that make them sound like Superwoman with parenting as their specialty. I never thought I’d be a mom but I love it. However as someone that used to be a Regional Manager for an event marketing company with about 30 people under me, there are days when I wonder “why is motherhood so much harder than my old job?”

  4. mommalovesmee says:

    I just feel like you so many times…. sometimes i just lose my temper…..

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