Today's New Mom Confessions come from Nell who blogs over at Whole Parenting Family. Nell is a fellow local mom who lives in a huge, drop-dead gorgeous home across the river from me in St. Paul. (Seriously, please take time to check out her house tour on Design Mom!) She has three adorable children and I love her mantra on wanting to parent the whole of her children, not just meeting needs, but helping them to find beauty in the everyday. She blogs about natural parenting, everything from recipes, to natural births, to planning a garden, to tips on developing character in children, Nell's post are always informative and smart. On the side she runs a lovely Etsy shop, Whole Parenting Goods, where she sells handmade textiles for families. Be sure to find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.Now even though I have three children, the newest is only six weeks old, so once again, I'm a new mom. It's new every time--the adjustment to small diapers, sleepless nursing nights, and the fear of snapping his neck off.
1) I hate brushing my kids' teeth. Don't get me wrong, I do it, but man! I hate it. They clench down, they growl, they want their turn. Even though it's not an epic battle, I always have to mentally gear up. But what's worse than stinky breath from your sweet kid? I begrudgingly admit it is well worth it and dang important.
2) I eat chocolate in our walk-in pantry. Sometimes when the kids are at the table having lunch. It's my super guilty mommy pleasure.
3) I throw all my clean clothes on the floor of my closet. Never folded. Never sorted. Then I complain that I can only find my bathrobe to wear. My poor husband.
4) When rolls around and I still haven't defrosted the meat for that fabulous gourmet I was planning on, we eat Amy's Pizza. From the freezer. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll add some of my own mozzarella.
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