Motherhood Is Not For Sissies…Happy Mother’s Day!

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Manic:  My life of a busy Mama!  

Managed:  Stopping for a moment to say thanks to the woman who taught me how to manage my manic tendencies, which has made me a better mother.

So Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.  And a simple message of thanks…

Love our hockey mom and hockey grandma t-shirts 🙂


1.  Thank you for everything you’ve done for me from infancy to energetic little girl to testy teen to young woman feeling my way in this world to newlywed to married working woman to motherhood…and to now adjusting to my changing middle-aged body!  You have guided me every step of the way and I thank you for that!

2.  Sorry for my teen years and all of my other immature and emotional moments!  Thanks for always being there through it.  Raising a daughter (now I know first-hand!) is not easy in this manic world.

3  The most important message of all…I LOVE YOU!!

And to all of you mothers, step-mothers, mothers-in-law (I adore mine) and mothers of pets out there…Happy Mother’s Day weekend! 

And I’ll leave you with a photo of a magnet that I keep on my fridge, that my good friend Michelle’s mother, Ann, gave me years ago when I became a Mama…

Magnet reads: "Motherhood Is Not For Sissies"

Ain’t it the truth, sisters?!  Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. maryanne says:

    I was surprised to open this mail and see myself and Rachel in one of favorite photos of two of us! Thanks, to my precious daughter for the lovely words and picture. Being a mom is definitely the most difficult but also most rewarding adventure of a lifetime.

    Sharing a car with teenage daughter is something you might want to avoid if possible.

    • managedmom says:

      Thanks Mom! I always wonder what you look back on and remember being especially challenging with my teen years….and low and behold….karma will strike, as before I know it, I’ll be the mom sharing the car with my own teenage daughter. Yikes!