How We: Mom Fail and Live

It’s How We…Wednesday!  Once a month, Erika and I host a link up where we talk about how we (fill in the blank).  We’ll share and then we’re hoping you’ll link up and share too…because I LOVE learning new things from you ladies!  So far this year, we’ve discussed…

JANUARY: Our New Year’s Resolutions.
FEBRUARY: How we take care of ourselves

And this month…HOW WE MOM FAIL AND LIVE TO DISCUSS.

Now, we’re on our spring break trip right now, but before we left, I sat my big two down and asked them how I have mom failed them.  There was no coaching involved, just my two kids and their honest answers.  You can see it here…

If you blogged about this today too then make sure you link up below!  If you didn’t blog this but want to share your mom fail moments, please do so in the comment section.  Being a mom is the best job ever…but it’s tough work too.  I can’t wait to bond over our mom fails together 🙂 .

Next month, we’re sharing How We…Spring Clean and Organize, and here are the upcoming topics for this year…

Happy Wednesday, friends!! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog March 14, 2018 at 4:42 am

    I can’t imagine being a Mum and having all the pressure to be perfect! It’s awesome of you to show the fails you encountered, Shay. I’m sure many mothers out there will be able to relate! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • See L March 14, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Super cute!! I would be very upset if I didn’t have my pb&j also lol!!

  • Sheaffer Sims March 14, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Smith in Kensington’s skinny jeans made me lol! Hysterical!!!!

  • Elspeth Mizner March 14, 2018 at 5:33 am

    So cute! Love how you are including videos in your blogs now! They are great!

  • Katie Cameron March 14, 2018 at 5:36 am

    We adopted our son from South Korea last year and while waiting for our luggage at JFK, I went to the bathroom to change him quick before the drive home. I grabbed one diaper and wipes. There was no changing table and I thought I would be ok changing him standing up. I took his diaper off and tossed it aside and as I bent down to put the new diaper on the toilet flushed causing him to pee. I put the new diaper over him as quick as I could then I picked him up, ran to where my husband was and grabbed another diaper to do the whole thing again, this time keeping him covered until the toilet flushed! I always bring multiple diapers with me now 🙂

    • Loren March 14, 2018 at 9:43 am

      HAHAH, That is pretty funny!

  • Carrie Dotson March 14, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Kindergarten pictures were the next day, so I thought I’d freshen up my blonde headed son’s haircut. I slipped and buzzed a big chunk of hair off. I couldn’t leave it so I just kept at it. He ended up with a super short haircut and in his pic he looks bald because of his blonde hair. 🤦🏼‍♀️

  • sydnee March 14, 2018 at 6:47 am

    How fun! I have so many mom fails, too many to list. It’s all part of being a mom though, right? lol

    x S | Design by Sydnee 💗

  • Karen March 14, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Cute video! You’re a great mom! So I always fail when it comes to sports uniforms! At least once a season I don’t have someone’s socks or jersey washed right before a big game, I set out the wrong shorts, etc. I even completely mixed up their uniforms and they’ve worn clothes that were too big/too small/had the wrong number on them! haha! Oop!

  • Rachel March 14, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I’m not a mom, but still manage to screw up plenty every day! Not sure what my excuse is! LOL I commend all the amazing moms out there for getting things done even if it doesn’t always go according to plan!

  • BurudMama March 14, 2018 at 8:10 am

    If these are all your kiddos had to say about your “mom fails” Id say you’re doing pretty dang good! I’d be kinda scared to see what mine would have to say about me😳😳

  • Lisa D March 14, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I once sent my son off to church camp without packing any shirts! For a week! Talk about a big Fail.

  • Kelly Henderson March 14, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Last year, my daughters ballet scheduled changed days and times but I thought it was just a time change. I asked my MIL to please drop her off for me and I would pick her up after work. My daughter, who was 13 at the time, called me and asked if I was sure she had ballet because no one was there, I reread the email realized it was a day and a time change. Oops! Fortunately, my office is just a few miles away so I picked her up and brought her back to the office to finish my day. My kids are 11 and 14 now, there are many more mom fails but this one sticks out!

  • Ann Marie Tennison March 14, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Oh the mom fails! & forgetting PB&J… I forgot to pack anything in their preschool lunches one time! Not even their lunch boxes! ;/ I had to run to the grocery store to grab Lunchables. & most of time time one of these girls forgets to wear shoes! We are a shoeless wearing crew of girls! We were out and about one time and I had to run into Target to buy shoes for Ally Ann before heading to lunch with friends! There are so many more….

  • Melissa March 14, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Too cute! That time you took them to school on a holiday… it happens 🙂

  • Loren March 14, 2018 at 9:42 am

    It was after winter break- I just gave birth to my 3rd baby… and my oldest had pajama day @ school! Guess who wasn’t wearing pajamas?!?!?! #momfail

  • Angela Ellingson March 14, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Love it! So cute to hear from the kiddos perspective! The first thing that comes to mind is my daughter missed 2 Girl Scout meetings this fall because I totally forgot about them until after the fact the day of. (Not super helpful to write things down in your planner if you don’t look at your planner that day FYI. Ha!)

  • AliJ March 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Cute and smart kids! My biggest Mom fail was to NOT pull over to the side of the road to take an important phone call from my doctor. My poor daughter had to hear the doctor say “I’m sorry it is not good news. You have breast cancer.” All of a sudden my daughter was sobbing and howling like I had never heard before. I felt badly for the doctor too as she didn’t realize I was alone but I honestly thought it was going to be good news. I’ve learned since then, either pull over and put my phone on private, let the person know I have another person in the car or ask if I can call back.

  • Vanessa Roberts March 14, 2018 at 10:17 am

    This was so cute! I fail almost every Thursday – my son has show and tell and I am really good and telling him he needs to pick out something Wednesday night and even when he first gets up on Thursday morning. But then I never remember to check that he did get something! He has had numerous times now that he shows up with nothing 🙁

  • Shawnee March 14, 2018 at 10:21 am

    My now 17yr old was in 7th grade and fell on the basketball court and broke his thumb…….but the trainer thought it was just sprained and I did too……3 days later when we finally went to the dr and had an xray it was broken. Big time mom fail there.

  • Samantha March 14, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Lol! Your kids had great examples. I’ve also forgotten my youngest’s sandwich in her lunch which was told to me by her friend when I went to eat lunch at her school. Now every time I go, her friend says “remember when you forgot Madalyn’s lunch”! I’ll never live it down. I’ve also sent her to school with pants on backwards (you couldn’t tell), my oldest missed a school orchestra concert because I didn’t get the second email with the time change…the list can go on and on. But we live through it and laugh about it!

  • MelanieL March 14, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Oh I loved this so much!! They are too cute!

  • Tracy March 14, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Too cute!

  • Mary March 15, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Last week was our middle son’s 6th birthday. I was rushing at the grocery store and grabbed a blue birthday balloon. When I put it out with the decorations he asked why his balloon said “Happy birthday, DAD!” Oops!! 😬

  • CATHY TRACY March 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I love to can peaches and pickles. If you are getting into canning, you will enjoy Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.