Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


So, I survived "No Complaints Week 2009" with little repercussions. I did some complaining, but I was much more mindful of what I was voicing, and made sure that what I chose to speak up about was a legitimate problem, rather than just a peeve.

Made me feel better to think through my thoughts.
It's also taken me in a new direction, personally, which I will eventually go into once I figure more of it out. It's a rough patch for me, and I'm still working through how I feel about this change, so I'm reluctant to hash it out here. At least, so far.

One thing I have learned this week - Claire is NOT afraid to ask for help when she needs it.
Nope, not whatsoever!

"I NEED HELWP!" is a frequent refrain. She stops what she's doing and yelps out, whether she's trying to put on a hat that doesn't quite fit on her head, like my beret, or if she's trying to climb up on a play structure at the park.

I need help.
Can't we all benefit from just asking for what we need?


Sue said...

Congrats on finishing the week sane!

Michele / akkasha said...

Wow. I couldn't have done that. It is impressive!

It is good to take a lesson from Claire. I am terrible about asking for what I need. I should definitely work on that.