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You Know You’re a Boy Mom When…

March 11, 2020
being a boy mom means...

After our mom interviews yesterday with three boy moms, I was inspired to share this with you guys. I LOVE being a boy mom…but it’s not for the faint of heart.

Being a boy mom means…

  • Having bruises everywhere – and not having a clue where they came from. 
  • You’ve been tackled more today than Saquon Barkley has all season.
  • You know who Saquon Barkley is. 
  • You’ve given in to how much dirt is acceptable to sleep in. 
  • You know exactly which LEGO you just stepped on in the dark based on its imprint in your foot.
  • You know that if it’s taller than he is, he wants to climb it. And jump off. Again and again. And again.
  • When you hear “WATCH THIS!” you have a heart attack.
  • You’ve heard “WATCH THIS!” 1000000x in your son’s short life.
  • Your knowledge of construction vehicles/dinosaurs/race cars can rival any man’s. 
  • You live for the moments when your child stops running around like a crazy person and hugs you.
  • You need this post about how to wear out your high energy child.
  • You sometimes envy girl moms who can actually sit and finish a cup of coffee…in the morning. 
  • You have to clarify that you want your child to wash with soap.
  • You’ve given up all hopes that your child will ever be a polite eater.
  • When you hear your son say, “I love you, mommy,” it makes up for the fact that they’ve created enough laundry for an entire army of washing machines.
  • You’ve thrown out clothes that were beyond washing.
  • You’ve hidden THAT shirt that they want to wear over and over again.
  • If you want your son to do something, you know that all you have to do is turn it into a race or contest of strength.
  • You’ve acknowledged that a head butt from your son is a great sign of affection. The harder the head butt, the more he loves you.
  • You’ve dug through your vacuum dustbin searching for LEGO pieces.
  • It’s a regular occurrence for your child to drop his pants and pee in the grass – no matter who else is present!
  • You don’t even flinch when they burp or fart…in your face.
  • You know that their finest sports jersey is considered Sunday best.. 
  • You’ve looked into a diaper and wondered: “Is that poop…or testicles?”
  • You already know that no girl can ever love them as much as you do (and yet you hope some day someone will!) 
  • Going to Home Depot/Lowe’s with your son is akin to bringing them to Disney world. 
  • Whenever you enter someone’s home, you just pray that you can leave without them breaking something. 
  • You can comfortably breastfeed your son while he turns backflips over you.
  • You speak in noises more than actual words.
  • You will respond to a variety of names other than ‘mama,’ such as Owlette, Skye, Ghost Spider, Pink Power Ranger, Black Widow, or any other token girl superhero name.
  • You’ve said “be gentle” and “be careful” about 500000000x in their short lives. 
  • You think there should be a special kind of health insurance for little boys. 
  • At night, when you put them to bed, you squeeze them tight and watch them sleep, knowing that your time with them will always be too short. 
  • You are proud to be a boy mom.

If you’re a fellow boy mom, what’s your favorite thing about being a boy mom? Comment below!

First Post

Welcome!

January 12, 2020
For the busy mama: listen to an audio recording of this post!

Welcome to Mommy of Mayhem! My name is Tiffany Chacon and I’m so happy you found my blog about Christian motherhood in this chaotic world. I am a mama of two incredible little boys, Finn and Justus, and wife of my middle school sweetheart and the love of my life, Tyler. I am a writer, and most importantly, a follower of Jesus. 

I am a writer.

I can’t help it. I have to write. If I don’t write, it keeps me up at night – which is not a good thing when you have a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old. Sleep is at a PREMIUM right now. This blog is my creative outlet, but it’s more than that – it’s a work of passion and heart, the things that fill up my brain and my dreams. 

I am a mom.

This is a label that I thought wouldn’t fit on me as naturally as it has. I was never a “kid person” — my husband has more babysitting experience than I do. Before I had my own little ones, I would shy away from children. They intimidated me. And then I had Finn, and I fell in love. I have never been more assured of my purpose — I LOVE being a mom. However, being a mom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my entire life. The fact that I’m responsible for another soul is terrifying. We have a lot of pressure in this world to create the most well-balanced, intelligent, emotionally adjusted, nutritionally savvy, perfectly physically conditioned, whole-brained children that ever lived. And then as believers, we have to consider the spiritual well-being of our children above and beyond all of that! That’s A LOT! 

I am a follower of Jesus.

In everything I do, I want to reflect and imitate Him. I know I fall woefully short, but I’m stumbling along with Him and I hope you’ll join me. I pray that this blog will point toward Him and that whoever reads these posts will find what they need to draw closer to God. 

To read more about my story, check out my About Me page.

If you’re a mom who loves being a mom, this blog is for you. Or maybe you’re reading this and you’re not quite sure how to feel about your momhood status — this blog is for you. Wherever you fit on the spectrum, I hope that you’ll find inspiration, encouragement and ideas to help you get through the mayhem of mommyhood. 

If you’re a mom who loves being a mom, this blog is for you. Or maybe you’re reading this and you’re not quite sure how you feel about your momhood status – this blog is for you.”

Tiffany

What you’ll find here:

Motivations & meditations to get you through the daily mayhem of mom life, family devotional ideas, activities and crafts to help you connect with your kiddos and occasionally super simple recipes, date night ideas, toddler-approved meals, printable scriptures, prayer prompts and more.

This world is mayhem – it’s chaotic, beautiful, and at times oppressive. As mothers, this is compounded by the fact that we care for and are depended on by little humans. Our joys are amplified, and so are our sorrows. The oppression of this world can seem even more overwhelming because it’s not just affecting us, but our children as well. We need help – I need help! I’m so grateful for God, His Word and His community that He gives us with each other. That’s why I wanted to start Mommy of Mayhem – so that we can connect, refresh and equip each other to mom through this crazy life. 

I want to get to know you! Comment below and tell me a little about yourself. What’s your favorite thing about being a mom?