Monday, April 20, 2009

My Mom Logic

I have done things for my kids that I would never have dreamt of doing if I weren't a mom. I have had people judge me for the decisions I have made and I have been forced into some pretty uncomfortable situations in my 16 years of being a parent. To the average Joe my decisions may have seemed illogical, but to me it was my Mom Logic that got me through the hardest times.

When my oldest son was 4 years old his dad left. I was a full-time college student at the time and his dad was our sole-provider. Unfortunately when he left, providing wasn't his top priority. It was an ugly situation that resulted in an eviction notice and a soon to be homeless mother and child. Lucky for us, my Mom Logic kicked in. I quit school and sold almost everything we owned, packed up a U-Haul truck, and drove across the country with my 4 year old and our cat. You see, my mom's Mom Logic kicked in and she told me to come home.

Years passed and we got back on our feet. It hasn't been without bumps and bruises, but we get through each obstacle. In my children's lifetime (although they will never know it) I have had to make sacrifices. I have had to utilize food pantries, medicaid, and food stamps. I have had to participate in Toys for Tots. I have had to bring my children to the church for free meals. I have had to count on people who weren't very nice to me - all in the name of feeding my children and making sure they had a roof over their heads.

To me, that is Mom Logic. It is the power you are given to do the things a person would never do if it weren't for their children. Most people who have never experienced the responsibility of feeding a hungry belly will probably not understand how much pride and dignity you sometimes have to forsake in the name of being a mother in tough times.

Today is a great day. My children are happy, healthy, and well adjusted. Thank you to all the people who nominated me for the Mother of All Blogger contest and Momlogic for the opportunity to share my idea of what Mom Logic is....

22 comments:

jen said...

*hugs* now i am confused on how the heck to vote lol let me know how and you got my vote

LisaMomof2Boys said...

Hey Jen,
Part of the contest requires us to post the Vote link, but first I have to be chosen as a finalist.  Once that happens I will let everyone know.
*hugs* right back at ya!

Guest said...

Great post!  I wish you the best of luck!

Exploramania said...

What doesn't kill us makes us strong. You have proved to be a survivor. Love the fireman PJ's my grandson has the same, his dad is a fireman.
 
Come over tomy party and win some cool prizes and great healthy kids snacks..Enjoy
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Guest said...

Hi there,
love your blog, how did you get that button, you know the one that says, grab my button- I was just wondering how you did that

LisaMomof2Boys said...

My great friend from Katydid and Kid did a great tutorial on that here: http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com/2009/02/tech-tuesday-sharing-your-button-code.html
Hope that helps!

Glass_Half_Full said...

I loved this.  Good luck there!  I'm hoping for you! Positive thoughts!  Positive thoughts!  Positive thoughts!

Imee said...

Wow, that's a very touching story... My mom's right--your perspective and priorities really change once you bear children. It's just sad though because I think hardworking and loving moms like you and my mom deserve more than that.
 
-Imee

Believer said...

My mother used her mommy logic many a time with three children. 
 
Kudos for your courage in keeping the family together!

Chronicles of Momnia said...

congratulations on making the top 10! i hadn't had a chance to read your post until now and it does truly embody what is at the heart of "mom logic." best of luck to you!
 
http://chroniclesofmomnia.blogspot.com

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I made the Top 10 and now the final voting is going on at Mom Logic!  I'm so thankful for my followers and people who believe in me.  Please vote for me here: http://community.momlogic.com/group/motherofallbloggers

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I made the Top 10 and now the final voting is going on at Mom Logic!  I'm so thankful for my followers and people who believe in me.  Please vote for me here: <span style="color: #a9501b;">http://community.momlogic.com/group/motherofallbloggers</span>

LisaMomof2Boys said...

Great site!
I made the Top 10 and now the final voting is going on at Mom Logic!  I'm so thankful for my followers and people who believe in me.  Please vote for me here: <span style="color: #a9501b;">http://community.momlogic.com/group/motherofallbloggers</span>

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I made the Top 10 and now the final voting is going on at Mom Logic!  I'm so thankful for my followers and people who believe in me.  Please vote for me here: <span style="color: #a9501b;">http://community.momlogic.com/group/motherofallbloggers</span>

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I made the Top 10 and now the final voting is going on at Mom Logic!  I'm so thankful for my followers and people who believe in me.  Please vote for me here: <span style="color: #a9501b;">http://community.momlogic.com/group/motherofallbloggers</span>

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I found out through you!  You made my day.  I have been out all day because my engine blew up - for the second time in 2 months and I had to get another car...ah, life is grand! 8-)
 
Thank you for making my day better!

Chronicles of Momnia said...

you deserve it!!! i'm pullin' for ya'! :)

StacieinAtlanta said...

I am so excited that we both made it. Off to make it a sticky like you did. Great idea!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Just found your blog while I was browsing the entrants for the MomLogic contest!  I'm gonna follow you right now!  Best wishes!

Mom said...

I hope all those tornado warning do not affect you.
I want you t o win the Momlogic contest.

Guest said...

Great post-straight from the heart!
 
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Believer said...

"Now it's up to you -- the readers -- to VOTE for YOUR favorite blogger! Voting runs until 11:59 PM ET on May 6, 2009. One vote per member."

I can't believe I made the voting deadline!  I hope you win.