She Runs A Good Race

mothering is a marathon

The Million Definitions of a Mom

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Inhaler of newborn smells

Sherpa of diaper bags, binkys, and strollers

Sleep expert

Milk factory

Baby food maker

Bottle cleaner

Soother of colicky babies

Toileting trainer

Rewarder of potty-ing performances

Hand holder

Safety monitor

Assembler of all toys and kid gadgets

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Mama Bear Advocate

Kisser of boo-boos

Bandaid opener

Tooth-flosser and dirty foot scrubber

Hugger

Protector of feelings

Stuffer of tissue up the bloody nose

Nose-blowing expert

Nurse/doctor/pharmacist/therapist

Encourager

Coach

Cheerleader

Surprise giver

Repairer of broken hearts

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Sock seeker

Laundry guru

Grocery shopper

Chef and nutritionist

Inventor of breakfast-for-dinner

Veggie Enforcer

Cereal-pourer

Closer of all doors, cabinets, drawers & closets

Chair pusher-in-er

Fridge monitor

Jar opener

De-cluttering professional

Organizer of cupboards

Holder of scissors, glue, & scotch tape

Light bulb and battery changer

One who can make grilled-cheese with eyes shut

Chore chart creator

Iron-on goddess of Girl Scout patches

Crusty pee scraper

Cleaner-upper of all things for that matter

And the poo-on-the-shoe-wiper

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Fashion Stylist

Hairdresser

Maker of pony-tails, buns & braids

Photographer

Decorator

Terrific taxi driver

Minivan lover

Errand runner

Underwear buyer

Behavior Specialist

Referee of siblings

Volunteer extraordinaire

Servant

Student

Teacher & tutor

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Allowance giver

Time Police

Chore Police

Bedtime Nazi

Lice Picker

Appointment keeper

Reader

Proofreader

Project goddess

Homework specialist

Grammar Gestapo

Nagger to messy children

Road trip treasure box holder

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Bubble bath starter

Bath toy scrubber

Back scratcher

Finder of all lost stuffed animals and blankees

Bedtime story teller

Tucker-in-er

Cozy bed creator

Snuggler

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The Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny

Valentine designer

Leprachaun trap maker

Jack-o-lantern carver

Creator of holiday and family traditions

Gift giver

Present wrapper

Birthday party thrower

Comedienne

Entertainment Coordinator

Dance Party maker

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One who sets the household tone

Unconditional lover

Nurturer

Grace giver

Prayer warrior

Teacher of right and wrong

Sex talk expert

Music, tv, video game, & internet censor

Heart and soul giver

Innocence and purity protector

Smile distributor

Displayer of gratitude & thankfulness

Imparter of faith and belief system

Damage control of disappointments

Holder of secrets, stories, and 1st crushes

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Lover of crazy, loud children

Lover of annoying children

Lover of smelly children

Lover of sleeping angelic children

Lover of bed-headed kids and morning breath

Lover of chaos

Lover of sweet moments and blissfully silent car rides

Lover of teaching moments & teachable children

Lover of the words, not often heard, “You are the BEST mommy in the whole world.”

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