From Tracie: I'm Not A Bad Mom with Motherhood Unadorned

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I'm Not A Bad Mom with Motherhood Unadorned

There was a great moment in the show Everyone Loves Raymond when the wife explained how hard it is to talk to her husband, “When I need to talk to Ray about my feelings or our children, I know I have until the commercial’s over. That gives me 30 seconds. And if there’s a girl in the commercial, or a truck with big wheels, or, God forbid, a monkey, forget it!”

There is a lot of truth in that line. I have often felt as though I’m competing with everything from my husband’s tiredness, to the tv, to our daughter, for bits and pieces of his attention. And as a mom who homeschools, I really need that adult interaction at the end of the day.


I am honored to guest post at Motherhood Unadorned today - about a time I learned to speak up about my needs, and put myself first.

Please visit me there to find out why I'm not a bad mom.


  1. Time to shut the tv off and find some good time for adult talk. Hugs

  2. I have been married 38 years and sometimes it is still like that.