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Top 10 Signs That Mom Needs a Vacation

“My novel, Drawing Free, deals with a tough subject, but one that I feel needs to be addressed because sometimes moms have bad days when they just want to run away from it all. Whether you admit it or not…if you’re a mom, I’m willing to bet you’ve had one of those days.

Since Drawing Free looks at the tougher side of when a mom has had enough, I wanted to take a lighter look. I ran a contest to come up with the Top 10 Signs That Mom Needs a Vacation, and this is what members of the Goodreads‘ group, Ladies & Literature, came up with.



Their answers made me snort tea, with only a little bit hitting my laptop. When I was done wiping up the mess, I compiled the final list.”

Top 10 Signs That Mom Needs a Vacation 

  1. When you realize the spit up in your hair holds better than hairspray.
  2. When you yell four names before getting the right one and one of them is your husband’s.
  3. When you view the restroom as your ‘happy place’ because of the solitude.
  4. When you open your purse and find that it contains 15 receipts for kids clothing and shoes, a half-eaten lollipop that has been rewrapped, tutti-fruiti rainbow flavored chapstick, a nursing pad, three Hotwheels, a pair of size 2T panties and absolutely no cash.
  5. When the only songs you know are sung by cartoon characters or men who wear primary colours with Australian accents.
  6. When your husband comes home from work, sees the house is in relatively good order and says, “Oh, today was good?”
  7. When you’re more excited about your daughter’s weekend sleep-over at a friend’s house than your daughter.
  8. When your children bring you breakfast in bed and all you can think about is if there is enough dishwashing soap to clean the mess they left in the kitchen.
  9. When you start to think SpongeBob is actually funny.
  10. When you have no idea whose snot is on your shirt. And don’t care.

Which answer is your favourite?
What other signs are there that mom needs a vacation?

~ Thanks Leeanne & Elena! We were taking the time to look for vacation spots and quite coincidentally Leeanne, from Ironic Mom, and her friend Elena Aitken show me how much we need to create some urgency here! Check out more of  their funny stuff at the Ironic Mom.

Just take the credit card…

Sorry! I really had nothing to offer today.  So I went surfing, ending up at one of my fav parent web sites, Ironic Mom, incorporating kid evolution with humor. There a subscriber said she regrets telling her child to pick out her own clothes.

Well, our girls don’t demand a new wardrobe every new year, YET.  So I feel lucky. They have been quite content with what they have already. They should be, as generous as friends and family have been with these two. So I just encourage them to pick out what they want each day. Amazingly my oldest has quite a fashion sense! Take a look:






Whaddya think? We do nothing but encourage them. Now, if I could just get them to comb their hair by them self instead of making daddy be the bad guy!

Do you send Christmas cards or Christmas emails? If you have evolved into Christmas emails here is a holiday trick for you (lets see if it works here). Do you like the image below? ‘Right click’ on it. Click on ‘save image as’ and then file the image in a folder where you can find it. When it comes time to send out your Christmas emails simply add the image as an ‘attachment’. The important part now is to be sure to click on the box that says, “show images in message body”

Now just add your favorite Christmas motto above or below the image and some family pictures and you have your own ‘unique’ Christmas email!

Now, if you will do me the favor of trying to act surprised when you get our Christmas email this year…. Have a great weekend!

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