Why Did This Thing Go Viral?!

I  posted this on Facebook last week about how extremely distracted I can be, and apparently it struck a chord because TEN MILLION of you have viewed it thus far.

Viral Laundry In Oven Post


You shared it with friends, tagging them and laughing about the many ways you do this exact same thing too. With your own personal flare of course:

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So to all the mamas, papas, grandparents, non-parents, teenagers, and more who read this and thought “yep, that’s me”, let me just take this opportunity to say THANK YOU. You’ve reminded me yet again and in no uncertain terms, of a beautiful truth that gets me through most every day…

that I am not alone. 

To you, who can marvel at your innate awesome-sauce-ness and crazy-ness all in the same breath, I offer a fist bump.

Solidarity in our humanness. You rock.


ps: Perfect is a hella-va-lot-overrated, don’t you think? I’d love to hear more about what, if anything, you are working to love and accept about yourself. Trust me, saying it out loud? It’s liberating.

pss: I also wanted to let you know about a NEW playground I’m playing on that’s built for more than just mommy’s (which makes me feel very happy and even less alone…). It’s called GENERATION MINDFUL and I hope you’ll join me there. We have some work to do if we’re going to usher the next generation into a more compassionate world. Add you to this place and bring your husbands, in-laws, the kids’ teachers and more. We’re there, slowing life down and celebrating the little moments. And our love? Our shared focused? It’s powerful stuff. Strong enough to make even impossible dreams come true.

Peace, and I hope to see you there.

If you want to walk with me and other mamas in the My Mommy Manual community, join to the right and connect with us on instagramtwitter, facebook and/or pinterest too. The manual is ours to write, but we don’t have to write it alone.

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Ya feelin’ me?

Hope this made you giggle. (The truth is always funnier than anything we could possibly make up.)

Embracing the little moments of this day (the messy, imperfect and oh so sweet little moments…) with you.



you know you are a parent when


When we tune in and trust, everything is possible. I hope you walk with me and other moms here because mom-hood is BETTER when we’re holding hands. Let’s connect on twitterfacebook and pinterest as well, because the manual is ours to write but we don’t have to write it alone!


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