Friday Frivolity - 5 Unexpected Things About Motherhood

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we laughed over some memorable life moments lately.

This week, we're sharing five things that we didn't expect about motherhood.

1. How powerless you feel when they're sick

Sometimes the most you can hope for is for them to fall asleep!

It took until today for Gv to catch my nasty flu. And even though I'm not completely over it myself, I would rather keep being sick and having to deal with it than have to watch her feel awful, too.

2. How happy you can feel just watching them

Her own version of singing in the rain

I certainly don't expect anyone else to be enthralled with Gv's every move like we are, but she continues to provide us with the best entertainment around, just by being Gv.

3. How little we want to be away from her

Everything's more fun when we're together!

Sometimes people pity us, because we're never really without our little sidekick, but the truth is, we like it that way and just wouldn't want to do most things without her.

4. How much she makes us feel ALL the feels

So I've been sick and feeling miserable, which led Gv to create this rainbow-colored creation to cheer me up (because she knows rainbows make me smile!)

More love. More anger. More laughs. She makes us feel everything like on steroids and who knew what a bland existence we lived before she came!

5. How much life truly does change after they arrive

Our family's exponentially better with her!

Oh, we knew life would be different and that there was just no way to truly understand until we got there, but it is all just so much better and we never stop thanking God for bringing her into our lives!

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

Olympics-Inspired Geography Fair - This was right up our alley and definitely reminds me of many of the things we've already done around here. I can certainly see Gv taking the reins like this and creating her own displays when she gets older!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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