The Why on Things Momma Told Me

Since this is the name of my blog site I better clarify.


First of all, Things Momma Told Me sounded a lot cooler and more fun than Annah Matthews.com and a lot of the other fun names I came up with had already been taken. So let's just get that one out there.

Second of all, I was thinking that back in the day when I had my first born and life was all about him and preserving memories and making the million dollar scrapbook (or so my husband likes to call it). I look at those beautiful pictures and cropped edges and lovely handwritten journal boxes and think to myself....

Ain't nobody got time for that no more! 


So welcome to baby number 3 and a new way to preserve memories for them. Thank you to whoever created the blogosphere. Yes babies, just point and click and read about your life. I am so sorry that I did not do for you like I did for your older sibling, but guess what, that is just how it is and I love you all just the same. At this season in my life I am doing the best I can to make sure that you all are:


  • Fed
  • Cleaned
  • Sheltered and
  • Loved



Anything beyond that is just icing on the cake. Now, anyone who knows me will tell you that I love to do artsy crafty stuff and I love to decorate for every occasion and I love to invite people over to my house. Now that is just part of who I am and I won't tell you that I am sorry that I was created this way nor will I make you feel guilty because you were created and gifted in other ways that I am not (think that may be a great upcoming blog post).

However, since we have become a party of 5 I no longer have the same time or energy to spend on handmade scrap-booking like I used to. I love those of you who are still doing beautiful scrapbooks for your families. And I do wish so much that I could make myself sit down and at least get baby girl's first year album done but at this point all my sweet wonderful baby memorabilia for her is sitting in a basket in my den cabinet. Which is where it has been sitting since the day we brought her home from the hospital. I fully intend to get it out one day and maybe even make some digital scrapbooks, but in the meantime....

I don't want to forget these memories and stories and day to day pictures of them. Nor do I want to forget how I was able to do it. Some days were better than others, but this is how we did it, and we laughed about a lot of it along the way.



So I have finally resorted to the super efficient model of Facebook, Instagram, and blogging to replace my million dollar scrapbooks. Plus I know what you people with children over age 10 keep telling me - savor these days, you'll miss it one day, blah, blah blah! Absolutely agree with you (even if I do feel like poking you in the eye with fire poker every single time you say that to me).

I know that one day I will look back and read this with my husband and children and laugh and savor these little, day to day, crazy, busy, pulling my hair out, who are these children and why do they keep calling me mother, moments.

And maybe one day my children will say to their friends or future spouse or their own children, "You want to read some of the things my mama told me when I was growing up?" And not to leave my own mama out, I am sure I will include some of the things she told me too. Things like:


  • Remember who you are and whose you are.
  • Always write a thank you note when someone gives you a gift.
  • And, please chew your food before you start talking. (That was a hard one for me because I have always enjoyed both talking and eating!) 
My momma


By the way, my mom is the most wonderfully, hilarious storyteller and I most definitely plan to share some of her best stories here. 

So there you have it and I hope some of you enjoy it. Or as I told my three sisters today after they read my first blog post, even if you all are the only ones following me and reading my posts its definitely worth the laughs.

Be Blessed!

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