You always hear the statement “words hurt” “be careful what you say”. As a mama we always try to encourage our children tell them that we Love them, tell them how great they are doing, and how proud we are of them and how they mean the world to us!

Today I wanted to talk to the real mamas who are goin stir crazy at home and may be saying other words that we may regret!

I know I have !!!Remember I’m here to be transparent. Now my kids mean the world to me!!! They are my everything, and everyday I try so hard to keep a calm voice and give constant hugs and kisses. But there are days that they get on my LAST NERVE! In these time you may hear me say or yell…. “you’ve got to be kidding me” “are you serious?” “make another choice”, “you’re driving me crazy” “try again”, “you better not…”, “get over here now”, “you didn’t hear me the first time”, and “Don’t make me count”!

Now I am not proud of these moments AT ALL!! In these moments I sometimes cry, I’ve beat myself up because I know that my words can hurt my children! Because I know this it is sooooo important to apologize to them ( I know I know some of you are like… I am the adult I don’t need to apologize to a child…)! But it is important to them and say “I’m sorry” and that “I’m human” and “that I’m doing the best I can”! I ask my children just to just give me a little bit of Grace.

***Remember we are raising adults!” “Monkey see monkey do”

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”
***Not physically but mentally***

Verse to share:

Proverbs 16:24

Author: Jennifer Pickett

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I am a 34 year old ( I think.... that’s a story for another day) wife, mother, youth ministry leaders a mother member of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I have 3 children Justice 11, Joy 6, and JJ 5 and amazing husband! I was born and raised in the North End of Hartford with 2 amazing and supportive parents. I have a Bachelors in Interpersonal and Relational Communication with a Minor in Psychology, Masters in Special Education and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. For my career I am a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (this was truly a journey). This blog is to show you my everyday life and that by the Grace of GOD I am making it on broken pieces. I am choosing to thrive (not survive) at this mommy thing and I pray that this blog Blesses a Mama out there to keep going!!!!

4 thoughts on “Words…😩

  1. Amanda says:

    Our tough moments give us a chance to show our children we all make mistakes and we can repair them. Honor our mistake, acknowledge the impact, and make it right! Thanks Mama!

  2. ezfam1 says:

    Words do hurt mentally. We always have to remember to build our kids up and not tear them down with what we say to them. Sometimes I just keep my mouth shut and breathe so that I don’t tell at them. Apologies are really important too. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Jackie Mendenhall - Your Mama says:

    Wow, Jen, so true. Yes, our children are human and have feelings too. We can’t be too into being the parent that we can’t say, “I’m sorry”! It’s so true that they can drive us to the end of our rope from time to time , but that’s when we have to tie a knot and hang on because this too will pass.
    You continue to amaze me! I’m proud to be YOUR Mama!🙏🏽❤️

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow! I literally had a moment like this yesterday. I find these moments happen a lot more when I am overwhelmed, or anxious or simply not at my best…my patience is at about 1/4 tank at 5 am and I’m like “whew chileeee.” Lol lol! You are so right about words hurting and going back to take responsibility for acting out of our negative, impulsive emotions! Thank you for your transparency! This is so good on today ❣️


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