Mommy Brain Mixer: My Mom-Mom

Mom-guilt has weighed heavy on me over the last week. Between daycare and Jackson's ears I've felt quite defeated lately. I've doubted myself. I've questioned my actions. I've found a babysitter {grandmother} and slept until 10:00 a.m.

Refreshed and armed with a new daycare and set of tubes for the Toddler, I should feel better. Right?

In all honesty, I don't. Well, I didn't. Not until I came home Sunday to be told Jackson walked around the living room pointing to my picture saying my-mom-mom. My love for that sweet kid grew even more when Brandon told me this.

Monday, as we enjoyed the day together, my little dude looked at me, looked at his dad and then pointed to himself proclaiming, "my-mom-mom!" Just as loud and proud as ever!

I'm fairly certain my heart burst into a million mommy pieces in that moment. Before this day, he'd only whimper mama if he was extremely tired or upset. But over the last 48 hours he's walked around pointing to me and himself, repeating this little mantra. 

In the Toddler Dictionary you'll find my-mom-mom defined as such:
1. The phrase which claims a toddler's mom. If mom has a rockstar moment, repeat phrase, adding emphasis by pointing to her and then back to oneself. In turn you will see many toddler treats. 

It'll get you.Every.Single.Time.


Welcome to week 7 of the Mommy-Brain Mixer, ladies!
I'm Co-Hosting with Cassie this week!

Last week there was an amazing 108 link-ups! The Mixer is growing like crazy!

Ya know... the success of the Mixer has made Cassie so happy that she's offering you all an awesome deal on ad space!  

For the next two days only, when you purchase one month of ANY of Cassie's ad spaces, you will receive a second month for FREE!  

That's two months of advertising at Two In Diapers for the price of one! If you're in your right mind, you'll definitely want to go here to take advantage of this steal before it ends on Friday at midnight!

NOW, welcome to...

At the Mommy-Brain Mixer, we will be linking up our writings about anything and everything motherhood!

We want to see funny posts, serious posts, sweet & sappy stories, mommy-brain episodes, memories from when your older children were younger, thoughts & lessons learned, and anything related to motherhood or little people. You know that post you wrote yesterday about your teething baby? Or that hilarious post you wrote about your 2nd grader's school play? Those are perfect, so link 'em up! 

The Mommy-Brain Mixer is the perfect place to find some great new blogs to follow, make some wonderful new blog friends, and enjoy some entertaining new reads!

To make things even more fun, my friend Mar, over at Raising Bean, is hosting a sister link-up for you to join, too!
Head on over there after your finished here and link up your recipes, DIY, arts & crafts, and sensory activities!  

Let's get to it, friends!
1.Follow Two In Diapers
{the first link below}
If you are new to the Mixer, please leave me a comment so I know to follow you back! I try to get around to all the posts but, as the Mixer is growing, there are some weeks that I'm not able!

2. Follow your co-hosts
This week's lovely co-hosts {the first 4 on the linky} are:

Misty from Monkeys and Tutus
Erin from The View from 510

3. Link up your mommy post!

4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link-up and maybe even follow them!
{and comments are always loved} 

5. Tweet about the Mommy-Brain Mixer to help spread the word! 


6. Grab this adorable button and place it somewhere on your blog!


7. Don't forget to check back throughout the week, as we gain many new links throughout the week!

If you are interested in co-hosting a Mommy-Brain Mixer, send me an email at!


  1. Cute! It's amazing how little things like that can warm your heart and turn your day around.

  2. Aw I know you've had a rough time lately so that is an AWESOME reward. You go, mom-mom!

  3. so amazingly cute!! What a wonderful reward!!
    Thanks for co-hosting the mixer!

  4. What a great moment for you mama! The little things, right? I didn't even know there was a Toddler Dictionary--I'll have to check that out. New follower from the Mommy Brain Mixer hop! Thanks for co-hosting!

    Stop on by and say hello :)

    Kera @

  5. Thanks for co-hosting! I'm a new follower, come by and say hi :)
    Sylvia x

  6. Hi Erin, my names Erin too (shhhhh, don't tell anyone). I'm a new follower from the mixer. If you're looking for a little humor or a lot of drama, jump over

  7. Following from the Mixer! I look forward to connecting with you!


  8. new follower from the mixer! love your design!

  9. What a little cutie you've got there! I know how you feel but you just have to do what's best for YOUR family and try to ignore the guilt, it never goes away, just ignore it! Thanks for co-hosting the mixer, nice to 'meet' you. :-)

  10. New follower :) so excited about this mommy mixer!

  11. Kids definitely have a way of melting their momma's heart with the simplest words.

    Newest follower from the Mixer. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!


  12. Aw that was a sweet post! I totally know what you mean. My son has been saying "mama" for a while, but randomly, and about everything. He just recently started pointing to me and lovingly saying it and it makes me want to bawl EVERY time! ; ) Oh, sweet boys. I'm a new follower! Loving your blog!

  13. That's absolutely adorable and totally heart-melting. I love when they do things like that!

    Also, thank you so much for stopping by Too Much & Not Enough.

  14. Ahhh, "my mom mom." I melted! Too sweet. Mom guilt is the worst. :(

  15. I am forever filled with Mom guilt! New follower from the mommy-brain mixer. Love your blog and look forward to reading! Thanks so much for co-hosting!!

  16. I remember when Jack first said Mommy,he was 21 months and it was a damn long time to wait, but so worth it!!!

  17. That is so sweet! Love that he came up with name for you! And the first picture - obsessed. I heart Tina Fey!

  18. Hi Erin, First, I love that Tina Fey. She's so right on. Second, your baby is so adorable. And third, I'm your lastest follower from the mixer, I linked up at #100!! I'd love a follow back when you get a chance to visit. I'm Leslie from

  19. Hi Erin, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Thanks also for your invitation to link. Hugs, Chris

  20. So sweet! I'm your newest follower from the Mommy Mixer! Thanks for cohosting!


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